Actually, I've been on a hunt for months! I just can't decide on the best side table for our living room with the correct look and value for the money.
I mean, I see a table I like, but the problem most of the time is that, the price is way off my radar or I have my doubts on it for some other reason! I'm sure you know what I'm talkin' about. Anyhow, here is our side table now...
I know, not bad at all. These IKEA Lack table for $12 a piece is definitely a keeper ( it will head off to our Basement family room). But for our living room now, I really wanted a taller and more substantial piece. Something that will also be a keeper and at the same time, will look great no matter what I end up changing in our living room.
Here are my options starting with the cheaper ones...
1)Homedecorator's Parsons end table
|Subtle modernist table|
CONS: However, my problem is the bottom - although I love that it covers the floor space underneath (which I need because of all the wiring under), I feel that this would not be FLAT on the floor because the bottom is solid.
2) Overstock's Tacoma weathered table
PROS: Priced at $124.49, 24.5 inches high, this one is also a keeper. I love it's weathered-wood look and I love that it is a no fuss table. A lot easier for someone with 2 boys like me. I also love the extra storage space underneath - great for books, game boards and other knick-knack.
CONS: I'm not sure though if it will go well with my Custom chairs below....???
3) Overstock's Jade End table
|Simple with a twist|
PROS: At $151.9, 23 inches high, this one is also well-priced and looks more high-end. I love the glass top (although mirrored would make this super fab more) and the cute shelf underneath.
CONS: Glass top may not be the best for our house-hold and cleaning it up for fingerprints may drive me nuts.
Now let's start with the high-end ones and probably considered, "Dream Side tables" because as the name implies , high-end means high-priced..
4)) Crate and Barrel Driftwood Side table
CONS: No surprise at all here, for $399 ++, this one is something I may never be able to replace because of how expensive it is alone! I also think it may look better in a woodsy more masculine space.
5) Zgallerie's Encore end table
|Simple yet sophisticated|
CONS: Again, the price, at $399 ++, I would be heartbroken if something cracks or smashes this delicate top. :-(
6) Jonathan Adler Regent table
|High-end in all aspects|
CONS: Other than its sky-high price ($795), this table is also the shortest of my choices, 16 inches tall, kinda like the same height as my Lack table.
7) Zinc door's Alexander Side table
|Definitely only in my dreams|
So you see what I mean about having difficulty choosing a side table? I know, it's a great "problem" to have and "solving" it will be even more fun.
Let me know your thoughts, I would love to hear them. My "perfect" side table may not be in any of these choices, it may be lurking in a yard sale or estate sale somewhere, who-knows
Have a great weekend!!!!!