Types Of Italian Tables For Your Home

Discover the different types of Italian tables for your home.

Michelangelo Designs, Italian tablesBuying furniture in general can be overwhelming. Having to decide between living room furniture, furniture for two bedrooms, and dining room furniture, can create great panic. Looking through catalogs both in-store and online makes it even worse. The most common mistake homeowners make is buying unnecessary pieces of furniture just because someone else has it in their home. In this article, we cut through the noise and explain the different types of Italian tables for your home.

One of the top issues you may face is assuming that you need any type of table to furnish your home. Actually, there are a lot of different styles of Italian tables, each with their own respective function. It’s easy to look for a kitchen table and of course, we already know its function but what about all of the rest of the tables? We have excellent Italian tables, console tables, side tables, etc. What exactly are their function and how many styles are there?

To be fair and to make it easier for you, pick a table that suits your needs and your decor as well. The small guy will help you learn the different styles of tables and their overall function. To dress your living room area the first category we have is the coffee table. The coffee table usually lives in front of a couch and it’s used to serve food or drinks.

Italian tables are particularly popular for interior design, but how can you know which works best? There are several types of dining tables, end tables, coffee tables, and more.

If you’re curious about what types of Italian tables are best for you, we’re here to help. Read on for a quick read-up on the many types of Italian furniture you can use for decorating your home.

Italian Tables for the Dining Room

Modern Italian Tables

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Dining tables are most commonly used for eating, earning them their name. These are also often called kitchen tables, as they’re typically positioned close to your table. Don’t mix them up with kitchen counters or kitchen islands!

Round Tables

Some dining room tables are round, which is best suited to dining areas that have a large amount of room. Circular tables are great for dining communally, such as at a family dinner.

The shape allows you to put all the dishes in the middle, where everyone can reach them. A lazy Susan is also often implemented for ease of use. One drawback is that these tables take up a larger volume of space compared to others.

Rectangular Tables

Rectangular tables are traditional and most often seen. Most Italian dining tables will take this shape due to it taking up less room for the same number of people.

Rectangular tables are narrow and allow for people to sit on either side, plus one at each head. Many Italian tables have a leaf in the center to make them longer. Removing this can make the table shorter to better fit in an area.

Rectangular tables are best if you have an area that has some room but not a great deal. They’re favored over round tables for letting more people sit and encouraging discussion while people pass food.

Living Room Tables

COMPAR: Rio Table

COMPAR: Rio Table

The most common table you’ll find in the living room is the coffee table. The coffee table is most often put in front of a communal sitting area. They’re most often paired with sofas and chairs.

Coffee tables are used to put refreshments or beverages on. They’re also often decorated with centerpieces.

Similar to the coffee table is the end table. These are smaller tables put at the end of a sofa or table. They’re often used for eating, holding beverages or food, or similar purposes.

End tables are often square or circular. These shapes let them fit easily next to a sofa.

Coffee tables are typically rectangular or oval-shaped. These shapes let them stretch across a sofa so that everyone sitting there can make use of the table.

On a smaller scale, we have accent tables.

Accent tables can have various shapes but most of them are on the small scale of things since they are mostly just there for display. Moving on to bigger tables we have the consul table. Console tables are usually placed in the entryway or if they are narrow enough may be placed behind a sofa for extra storage.

Next, we have the side table.

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FAZZ: 900 European Chest, Bedside Table & Pouf

This type of table is placed on the side of the sofa, providing extra room for a drink or lamp. For a more modern look, we have the sea table. It’s a unique table because of its sea shape, which allows it to swivel around or a couch or bed. Nesting tables also have become extremely popular and contemporary homes. This type of table has many smaller tables that easily fit together or can be spread out. For a more expensive look, we have the ottoman table. This style of table has a dual purpose serving us a table and footrest.

Moving up to the bedroom area

In the bedroom, we have the nightstand also known as the bedside table. Bedside tables are used to keep important items in place within arm’s reach from the bed. We cannot forget about outside furniture either like patio tables. This type of table is designed for different elements outdoors.

Finding the Best Italian Tables

Michelangelo Designs is the premium outlet for high-end Italian furniture in New Jersey. We bring decades of experience with a catalog that spans centuries. We have a lot of Italian tables to choose from so choose wisely and keep in mind functionality. Create a list of the furniture you need versus the furniture you want. Contact us today to schedule a visitation appointment. We’re honored to dedicate our time to a fine-tuned showcase for you and your needs.


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