Occasional tables buying guide

Read the Furniture Village occasional tables buying guide for help choosing side tables, coffee tables and more.

Occasional tables buying guide

They may be referred to as ‘occasional’ but these small tables are far from it. They’re beautiful, functional and essential in the home. From coffee tables to side tables and everything in between, read on for our guide to finding the perfect occasional tables for your living room, hallway, dining room or bedroom.

An occasional table is one that’s reasonably small in size and is versatile. This means that, like all occasional furniture, it can be moved and can be used in different rooms, sometimes with different functions.

For example, a console table can be useful in your hallway, living room, dining room, bedroom or home office. It can be a surface for displaying treasured possessions, a useful serving area, a desk or even a dressing table.

The key to choosing all occasional furniture is to make sure your key furniture is in place first and then see what space is available, thinking about what you need day-to-day. Do you find piles of magazines and cups appearing next to your corner sofa? A neatly sized side table might be a good idea. Or do you need a handy surface, but want to make the most of your floor space? An occasional table with storage could be just what you need.