Handcrafted side tables: Everything you need to know about buying one for your home

When furniture does the job of being useful while looking beautiful, it’s considered a winner. The side table is one such item that, despite being small in size, has the ability to transform the look of a room. You’d be hard pressed to find a modern living room today without a side table, and that is proof enough of its functionality. This makes it very important to find and use the right kind of side table for your personal space.

Since side tables are fairly small and versatile, you have the advantage of choosing from a wide range of design options. What’s particularly unique about side tables is that since they’re small, they can be handcrafted, lending an exclusive, one-of-a-kind look that will add another layer of character to your space. Handmade side tables are truly special, in that they’re unlike any others in the market, come with a strong link to history, culture and art, and fit into just about any decor theme.

If you’re thinking of heading out to choose a side table for your living room, here are some things to keep in mind to find the perfect one.


If you’re a conformist, make sure to match your side table to your interior style. But if you want to bring in a layer of interest, pick an unconventional table that contrasts with your decor. Since side tables are small, the contrast won’t seem too drastic, and will instead give the area a fresh personality. For instance, Orvi’s glass mosaic side tables can inject some fun into minimal, toned down interiors.


Again, colours work brilliantly in contrasts. Picture one of Orvi’s green marble and brass inlay side tables in a stark white room - the effect is strikingly beautiful, with just the right amount of colour to balance it out. Another consideration here could be choosing the right colour for the room you’re using the side table in. A black limestone or black stained Acacia wood side table is great for more formal setups like a home office, whereas a glass mosaic piece works for informal living rooms and lounges.


Think about what you need the side table for. Are you looking for a decorative piece, or do you need one to make up for the lack of surface space in your room? This will largely determine what kind of side table you end up with. Orvi’s warm wood assortment of two wooden side tables in different shapes is a simple and functional way to store your books, files and folders. On the other hand, a more ornate marble table in white or green with intricate brass motifs would be great for adorning a minimal room.