Side tables often go unnoticed in our living spaces, considered merely as an accessory to hold a cup of coffee or a lamp. However, these little pieces of furniture have evolved to become more than just a functional piece in our homes.

With so many different styles and designs to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick the perfect side table for your space. Here's how to choose a side table that reflects your personality and complements your home decor.

Side tables are the perfect addition to any living space. When next shopping for a side table, choose one that speaks to you and adds some character to your space. Here is our shopping checklist!

#Consider the Purpose

Before you start shopping for a side table, think about how you'll be using it.  For instance, if you are a person who frequently entertains guests, you may opt for a table that accommodates drinks and snacks. If you often work from home, you may choose a table that provides ample space for your laptop, books, and papers.

Featured: Lotus converting coffee to dining table 110x136 cm

#Choose a Style That Complements Your Decor

Your side table should blend seamlessly with the rest of your decor. If you have a contemporary style in your home, opt for a sleek and modern design with clean lines. If you prefer a more traditional look, choose a side table with ornate details and rich wood finishes.

Featured: Ozzy bedside table 50cm, solid oak wood

If you're looking for something unique and eclectic, consider a vintage or upcycled piece that tells a story.

#Think About Functionality

Aside from the style, think about the functionality of your side table. If you have a small space, choose a narrow design that won't take up too much room.

If you need extra storage, consider a table with drawers or shelves. If you plan to move the table around frequently, choose a lightweight design with wheels.

Featured: Levante transforming coffee to dining table, 95/195 cm, reclaimed oak

Explore our collection of innovative convertible coffee to dining tables and height adjustable tables to maximize both the space and style of your interior.

#Materials Matter

The materials used in your side table can also make a big difference. A side table made of wood creates a warm and friendly feel, while marble or glass may exude sophistication and elegance.

Metal tables give a modern and industrial vibe, while bamboo tables may provide an eco-friendly and naturalistic atmosphere.

Featured: Hana bedside table 60cm, one drawer, grey

If you're looking for something eco-friendly, choose a table made from sustainable materials like bamboo, reclaimed wood, or recycled materials. The material of a side table also plays a crucial role in how it expresses itself.

#Reflect Your Personality

One of the most significant aspects of a side table is its personality. Whether it's sleek and modern or rustic and traditional, the style of your side table can say a lot about your personality.

Featured: Lotus converting coffee to dining table 110x136 cm

For instance, if you prefer minimalist designs, you may choose a side table with clean lines and smooth surfaces. Alternatively, if you prefer a more eclectic look, you may select a table with unique shapes, colors, and textures.

Here are top 5 side tables from Pepper Sq. - our editors' pick.

#1 Mid-century modern styles never fade. Ozzy - a classic side table in the making.

Featured: Ozzy bedside table 50cm in natural solid oak

#2 Who says good things don’t come in threes. The Rio nesting coffee tables add flair to the space. Mix and match to find your ideal combination.

Featured: Rio Nesting Coffee Table D41cm, Embreador Ceramic Marble Effect Top

#3 Your best friend for a movie-pizza night, romantic dinner with candlelights, or family gathering – this one always delivers. Barbican coffee table converts into a dining table when you need it.

Featured: Barbican convertible coffee - dining table 120/220 cm,  white marble effect top

#4 This one has Scandinavian Spirit: well-built, functional and timelessly beautiful.

Featured: Arc side table with storage 42 cm, black painted ash

The secret lives of side and coffee tables reveal that they are more than just a surface to rest items. They have personalities that reflect our preferences and lifestyles. So, when you're next shopping for a side or coffee table, choose one that speaks to you and adds some character to your space.