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How to choose a living room lamp table

How to choose a living room lamp table

Posted by Clare on Jul 05, 2021

Lamp tables not only serve as a home for lamps and a perch for a drink, they can help to give living room space a well-rounded, polished look. However, lamp tables come in a daunting array of styles, sizes and finishes, and because you typically need two rather than one, you want to be sure you choose the right one. Here are tips from The Wooden Furniture Store on how to choose the best lamp table for your living room.

How tall?

The number-one question when choosing a lamp table is how tall should it be? The rule of thumb is that its height should be no taller the height of the sofa arms. Designs that jut above arm level not only can look awkward, but they also can make it hard for people to set down a glass or pick up a book.


We love the Dulverton Oak side table which is 53cm in height - the average height on a standard sofa. Dulverton Oak is a striking traditional style range which is made using quality joinery methods from high grade grade oak which has been highlighted with a wax finish which brings out the natural knots and grain of the oak wood. The table features a single drawer which is finished with a dark metal drop handle and has a useful shelf at the base.

Should the table match other pieces of furniture?


Lamp tables are supposed to be accent pieces of furniture and shouldn't dominate the room. Oak is an adaptable wood that blends in well and this Mobel Oak single drawer lamp table not only looks good but also has plenty of useful storage. The lamp table is beautifully finished with a brushed steel knob and includes panel sides and dovetail joints on the drawer.


The minimal design and cream colour of the Cadence lamp table would suit many style living rooms too. The table is made from solid mahogany and is finished with a cream paint to give a high quality, durable feel. It has a useful concealed drawer within the top plinth and behind the single door in the cabinet is an adjustable shelf.

Make a statement


Alternatively, in order to make a real style statement, treat lamp tables as stand alone pieces rather than trying to coordinating the with your living room furniture to create a bold look. Our Mayan Walnut 2 drawer lamp table is a stunning and unique piece of furniture. Walnut is a beautiful hardwood which has a very dense grain making it the perfect choice for stand alone pieces of furniture. The lamp table is finished off with a soft stain lacquer and antique bronze handles to give any living room a touch of elegance.

Only a small space?


If you only have a small space available in your living room for a table - what about the Westbury Oak nest of tables? The tables are handy for entertaining or having a TV dinner on and slot easily on top of each other when you need more space. The Westbury Oak range features unique knots in the wood grain and is highlighted further with a hard wearing resilient varnish.

Do you still need more inspiration? The Wooden Furniture Store stock over 30 different lamp tables, cabinets and nests of table why not click here to view our entire range of living room occasional furniture? And remember all of our furniture is delivered fully assembled within 10 working days.