Whichever style, shape of table or shade of blue, there are many types, sizes and styles of tables available. Look for latest style trends, develop your own look or pursue pure functionality and practicality. Upcycled, repurposed, vintage and recycled tables provide a comfy shabby-chic vibe. Go for retro 1970s Danish and Scandinavian wood and glass for a modern and minimalist style. If you're an antique lover, look for a classic period table to treasure. If you're fitting out a games room, a blue cloth billiards table may add to a sports collection. A table needed for outside may range from a fold up picnic table or a barbecue table to a practical trestle table to a mosaic marble-top table that adds some flair.Features and Materials
Table features include fixed, folding or flat-packed with basic assembly required. Find a shape to fit your space—round and relaxed, square and symmetrical, rectangular or extendable, ovals and octagons. Table construction should be sturdy and strong. Some materials to choose from include wood, marble, metal, oak, pine, plastic, aluminium, stone, glass and steel. Features such as inset drawers, shelves and cupboards provide additional storage space. Drop leaf sides, pedestal legs and removable tops are great for small spaces. If you have DIY in mind, maybe find a doer-upper table, sand it down and paint it your own favourite hue of blue.Side Tables
Side tables and end tables, along with their practical function for placing objects, add to the cosiness of a room and can make a statement in your overall decor. Coffee tables for lounges vary in size from big to small, and may be positioned against a wall or in front of your furniture. Coffee tables are available with and without added drawers to provide storage for remote controls and magazines. Nested tables in a lounge or living room are handy for repositioning around a room as and when needed, particularly when you have visitors or are entertaining—just stack them away into a smaller space when not in use. Bedside tables or nightstands are usually positioned to have a lamp, alarm clock, book and personal items within easy reach from your bed and include drawers or cabinets for extra storage space.Console Tables
Console tables may be fixed to the wall or freestanding. While traditionally used as a focal point in an entranceway, console tables are also useful in a hallway, bathroom, dining room or living room and available with and without drawers and shelves. Functionally, console tables are a handy place for keeping keys and post, or any items you want to find easily day to day. Decoratively, they are useful for displaying photos, ornaments and vases.