A nest of tables are the ultimate space saver. Designed with mobility in mind, they can be arranged in an endless variations of stylish configurations and because they’re available in so many materials - wood, acrylic, stainless steel - there’s a look to match every style room. Although considered as among the most versatile furniture item, nests of tables are deemed to have gone out of fashion but here at The Wooden Furniture Store we know differently. Look no further for our ideas on how to use, arrange and style a set of nested table. Once you’ve seen how versatile they are, you'll be clicking and ordering today.
What are nested tables?
Nested tables are the most elegant combination of form and function. These practical tables consist of three different sizes, each one just small enough to slip underneath the other. You can easily move them around the room depending on your needs and don't have to worry about cluttering up your space. They first appeared in homes back in the 18th Century when Thomas Sheraton designed and manufactured four stacking tables graduating in size that could be used for needlepoint or checkers.
In the living room
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Today the nest of tables has lots of uses, can be found in many homes and it’s not just their versatility that makes them popular. One of the great things about space-saving furniture is that you can arrange them to suit any occasion. Got guests coming over? Just separate out your nest of tables and position each one around the room for easy-access drinks and nibbles. They are also ideal for smaller rooms where space is at a premium, perfect for card games, great for watching a film on a laptop and are just the right size and height for young children to sit at when colouring.
You don't always need to store them in a corner either. Some designs are striking and lending themselves to be a statement pieces of furniture in a modern room scheme. Their form also means that they can be reorganised and moved around into new positions adding a fresh appeal to a room
A multi-tiered coffee table
Nesting tables aren’t necessarily piece of furniture to be hidden away when not in use. In a living room, you might create a chic, multi-tiered coffee table by placing a trio of tables side by side. Since they’re lightweight, it’s easy to clear them from the middle of the room and scatter them around when you’re entertaining.
In the bedroom
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Give your bedroom a touch of sophistication and elegance by replacing your nightstand with a set of nest of tables. You can change up their positioning as needed and use them to display some of your favorite things while keeping your room calm and uncluttered.
Mix and match
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Simple, clean-lined nests of tables can be useful cousins to a contemporary full-size coffee table—even one with a different finish.
And can even be a bit bigger
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They don't even have to be small - we love the effect of stepped planes that these tables give.
How to style
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As much as we do love their everyday functionality, decorating with nesting tables is a great opportunity to combine style and substance. A lack of space and furniture can often be challenging when it comes to interior design but we don't think that less space equals less opportunities to be creative! You just need to learn how to decorate them and by experimenting a little with your nest of tables - add a beautiful statement lamp, coffee table books or other ornaments that you've collected and you'll ensure that they become a feature in themselves.
So whatever your interior style, you can guarantee to find a nest of tables that will look as good in your room. Don't be afraid to try different wood types and to experiment with positioning too, as these are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can buy. So, what do you think? Are nesting tables the missing piece of furniture for your home? We’d love to see how you have arranged and styled your own set.