Function and Flair: The End Table

The end table—otherwise known as a side or drinks table—is necessary for holding a lamp, cocktail, favorite book and even the remote.

But it’s also a place (often unrealized) to add some beauty and style to your space. William Morris, forefather of the English Arts and Crafts movement, said it best: “Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.”

And while the holidays may not be the right time for a big furniture purchase, why not splurge on a small chair-side treat? Here to inspire you are 12 of our most useful and beautiful picks for end tables.

A Natural Touch

Simple yet strong, these tables take the finest natural elements and add an earthy touch.

1. Branch Side Table by West Elm

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2. Drumming Up Side Table by Wisteria

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3. Parsons Reclaimed Russian Oak Cube by Restoration Hardware

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Holiday Sparkle

Dressed up with just the right touch of sparkle and gleam, in bronze, lacquer and gold leaf.

4. Clairemont Pedestal Table through Crate & Barrel

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5. Gallery Gold Leafed End Table from Mecox Gardens

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Sleek and Sophisticated

Masterpieces of modern design and standout personality.

6. Adjustable Table E1027 designed by Eileen Gray through Design Within Reach

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7. Sierra Table from Chiasso

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8. Tod Side Table from Luminaire

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Unexpected Good Cheer

Punches of color and texture to excite even the stuffiest of rooms.

9. Slim End Table from Room & Board

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10. Cloud Stool in white at Z Gallerie

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11. Dip-Dyed Stools by Serena and Lily

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