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Splurge Vs Save – #Side Tables

January 13, 2017

One of the noticeable things about January, and I’m not talking about the grey and cold weather here, is that we are pretty much skint strapped for cash after the indulgences, and present buying of December. With some of us planning to redesign our homes this coming year, I thought I’d offer some money-saving inspiration, by the way of a Splurge vs Save series.

As a designer, there will always be a client budget to stick to regardless of the size of a design scheme.  It’s really no different when redesigning your own homes. Sticking to a budget is paramount to being able to finish your dream spaces. There is nothing worse than an unfinished project!

Splurge Vs Save – #Side Tables

First up on Splurge vs Save, is the humble, but very important side table. Also referred to as an end table, occasional or lamp table. Whatever name you prefer, your living rooms really shouldn’t be without them.

Side tables add an additional layer to your room whilst being practical at the same time.

TIP: Flexibility is key when trying to stick to a budget. After you have established the style of your chosen space, spend time researching the products you need. More often than not, you can achieve the same look, but at a reduced cost. You never know, you may even come in under budget, and be able to splurge on the one item that you really have to have. In may case, that’ll be the Eames Lounge chair!

(Image Ecoveani)

Even the smallest of side tables can have an impact. Here the placement of the side table anchors the gorgeous red mid-century chair.  It also prevents the chair from looking like its floating in the middle of this living space, and connects it to the other seating.

(Image Decoist)

Side tables not only provide the means for somewhere for your guests to put their cups or glasses, but they also add a decorative layer to your room for which you can create vignettes. Layering your spaces adds interest and detail.


Vignettes are great for telling a story about you and your home. All you need are a small group of several objects that form a picture. Or, in my case, a coffee cup or two, and this months Elle Decoration, which just about sums me up.


Round side tables also help break up lines in a room, providing more interest.

Splurge Vs Save – #Side Tables

Here are my 5 Splurge vs Save #Side Tables to inspire you, and your hunt for achieving your design goals!

Splurge Vs Save - #Side Tables

 Splurge Vs Save – #Side Tables

  1.  Jonathan CharlesNest of Mirrored Tables, vs Save Seymour Side Table Set, Brass & Glass
  2.  Cheska, Side Table, Concrete & Oak, vs Save Lina Side Table
  3.  Gilt Twig Table  vs Save  Gold Twig Side Table   
  4.  Kartell Side Table/stool by Max-Beam vs Save – Small Acrylic Table
  5. Vortex Copper & Glass Side Table vs Save – Mirrored Copper Side Tables (set of 2)


Maybe you’re looking to save money on an item for your home. Give us a shout in the comments box, or contact me via email in the contact me box, and I’ll be happy to include it on one of my next Splurge vs Save posts.

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading today’s post. And don’t forget any likes, shares or comments are always welcome.

Until next week, have a great weekend wherever you are!!


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  • Reply Amanda Dodds-Hooson March 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    One of the greatest challenges to us…do we splurge or save? Well, I like to save lol. Some great tips here. Love my side tables, probably have too many…hold on, I could squeeze another one in over there, I think!! :) Fantastic post as always :) xx

    • Reply Maria March 27, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Glad you enjoyed this post Amanda! :D xx

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