Nothing is more frustrating than sitting down to watch your favorite Netflix binge at the end of a long day and having nowhere to put your drink. No one wants to be forced to hold their own beverage (the injustice!) And putting it on the floor is just an accident waiting to happen. Thus, the essential need of side tables.
I try to have a side table next or nearby to every seating area in my house. It is an essential element of creating a relaxing space for you and your guests to enjoy time together. Best of all, they are easy to make yourself in a style that is all your own. Here are 10 ways I’m loving to add a side table to your room. Most of them you can finish before the end of the day!
If you’re into farmhouse style, this is the perfect little table. It has a classic style and you can paint or stain it to match your existing décor.
Can you believe the legs on this table aren’t actually metal?! I was shocked. Fix This Build That gives you the full tutorial.
I love the shape of this table, it’s perfect for those small spaces where you need a table, but you don’t really have room for one. Plus, it gives extra storage underneath!
You can find crates like these at any home décor or home improvement store. Pick up a couple next tie you’re out and you have an insta side-table!
This twisty table has my whole heart. It is functional and beautiful all in one and I can’t stop staring at it.
This is a great basic side table that works well in any room. I can also see this design working as a great nightstand or bedside table too!
My inner-bookworm literally squealed with delight when I saw this idea the other day. Can you think of a better way to use old books? I absolutely love this idea. I’m not sure I could actually drill through any of my existing books, but I could definitely find some awesome finds at the thrift store and bring this baby to life.
Side tables can also be used outdoors. This is a basic wooden side table topped with tile, making it perfect for indoor, outdoor, or patio use.
This is a beautiful modern option that gives more openness to the design and still provides functional space. Can you believe the bottom is a tomato cage? True story. Full tutorial over at HomeDit.com.
Still looking for somewhere to put that glass? We found it. Easy, simple, you can make a couple of them to swivel around the sectional and make sure everyone has a place to set their cup.