They're always by your side when you need it. Whether you're putting down a cocktail at a party or picking up a book on a quiet afternoon, accent tables keep our lives organized, elevated, and spill-free. How do you know if you have enough side tables in your life? Easy: Grab a glass of water; sit in every lounge chair, sofa, stool, or bed in your house; and try to put your drink down somewhere. If it ends up on the floor, you need a side table. What better time to assess your side-table needs than before the holiday season? Soon you might be hosting dozens of guests in your living room.
Now onto the fun part: shopping. Side tables are fun to shop for because they're sculptural and interesting in shape, color, and material, so don't just grab any old four-legged table and call it a day. We rounded up accent tables that are eye-catching and elegant. Better yet, there's something for every budget: Whether you want to spend $30 or $3000, we have a table for you. Do you prefer marble, petrified wood, or powder-boated steel? Get ready to host a cocktail party—your perfect sidekicks are waiting.
Armed with a removable tray, this side table is the perfect serving piece.
This sandblasted side stool would look absolutely perfect next to a beautiful bathtub.
Another tray table that's easy on the wallet, this Danish design is already a classic.
Fill this table with throws, pillows, or newspaper or leave it empty. This table is very versatile.
Inspired by origami, this edgy table is a showstopper and available in seven colors.
Get this handy table in eight colors—its smart design provides plenty of support.
Used separately or as a set, these acacia tables prove that two's company.
For the avid reader, this table is the perfect sidekick to hold newspapers, magazines, or even remotes.
Nothing negative to say about this Plus side table. The solid acacia is timeless and unique.
Designed to fit in the tiniest of places, this table will fit any space you can find for it.
Between the perforated base and the marble top, this pedestal table is perfectly on trend.
Available in three beautiful colorways, this table is proof that colored marble is back.
Elegant and polished, this table is a nod to the '90s.
This hexagonal accent table is cute as a button. Add it to your space for a sophisticated edge.
Add a touch of luxury to your space with this elegant table by Montréal-based brothers-in-law Gabriel Kakon and Scott Richler.
This sculptural side table features a pyramid-shaped marble base and a powder-coated top.
Sleek and sophisticated, this marble-top table is a veritable work of art.
Possibly the most stunning side table we've ever seen, this storage cube adds sparkle and shine to any room.
Stay in the clear with this acrylic table available on One Kings Lane.
Sleek and sturdy, this petrified-wood stool will be the stablest piece of furniture you'll ever own.
This multi-level nightstand can double as a side table and comes in a range of colors and finishes.
The split-level of furniture, this table is playful and multipurpose.
On a whole new level of nesting tables, these marble tables are a pair to cherish.