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Different Ways to Use an End Table with Storage

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Choosing the right storage solutions for your home is incredibly important, especially if you don’t want to give up a lot of free space. Don’t you just love it when your home feels and looks organized and you gain extra free space? That’s where practical home solutions come in handy, such as a great end table with storage.

While some might need bigger storage solutions for their home, an end table with storage stands out in the world of home furniture for its compact design and versatility. It’s hard to imagine any room where you couldn’t make use of one! They can fit pretty much anywhere. 

If you live in a small home, chances are you might want to reposition your furniture in the future. Some people love revamping their space to give it new life, and this is where versatile solutions such as an end table with storage come in handy. You can simply reposition it if you’re tired of seeing it in the same space, and voila! 

While some home office furniture solutions — such as TV stands — are more of a permanent solution, an end table with storage is quick and easy to move around. You can use it as a nightstand in your bedroom, as an accent table around your home, even in your kitchen or dining room. Choose a finish that works well with the rest of the furniture in your home and you’ll be set for success. 

Let’s now look into the various ways you can use your end table with storage in your home, as well as some tips on how to transform your space and add a touch of personality to your home. 

Use It Like a Nightstand

Bush Furniture end table in white and tan

An end table with storage is a perfect addition to your bedroom, serving as a practical surface for your daily essentials. You can use it as a nightstand next to your bed, or even position it next to your desk if you like to do some occasional work in your room. 

It will keep your room tidy and free of clutter, and you can use it in many different ways. If you love plants, you can use the surface of your end table with storage to place one on. Did you know that some plants are actually really beneficial as bedroom houseplants?

For example, different types of Sansevieria plants — also commonly called snake plants — purify the air at night. While most plants produce carbon dioxide at night, snake plants continue producing oxygen while you sleep. This makes them into ideal houseplants for your bedroom. 

Even though snake plants don’t need tons of light to survive, they will need bright indirect light to thrive. The fact that shoving them in the darkest corner of your room won’t kill the plant still doesn’t mean that’s where you should position it if you want it to grow big and healthy. 

This brings us to a very important point: bright daylight! Plants are not the only ones thriving with natural light. Make sure to have adequate sunlight in your bedroom when you’re not sleeping. It will help you recharge and get even more ready for the day. At night, however, remember to use blackout curtains to block bright sunlight in the morning. It’s important you get all the rest you can and feel energized starting a new day.

Use It as an End Table in Your Living Room

Bush Furniture Anthropology end table

Of course, an end table with storage would look terrific as a support table next to your sofa. It’s one of the most traditional uses for this piece, and it works well within most interior styles. Use it to place your magazines on, or even as a small coffee table next to your sofa. This is perfect if you don’t have space for a bigger one. 

Some models come with built-in drawers, while others have a little shelf below the surface to place magazines or remotes on. Wherever you decide to place your end table with storage, it will surely add a touch of character to your room. 

If you like modern industrial styles, check out our gorgeous Anthropology Collection. The fusion of glass, metal and wood will give your space a unique and beautiful touch while not occupying a lot of space. This collection boasts a wide range of solutions for the whole home, from the living room to the home office.

If you’re looking to keep the same design throughout your home, match your end table with storage to a gorgeous desk from the same collection. Choose a simple writing desk if you like to do some occasional work on your laptop or some writing but do not need a very large workstation. If, on the contrary, you need a bigger surface, why not invest in a wonderful L-shaped desk?

L-shaped desks are a wonderful solution for those who need a wide workstation to lay out and store all their work essentials. While being very wide and offering plenty of room, there are ways to sneak one in even if you don’t have a lot of space at home. Simply place your L-shaped desk in a corner and optimize an otherwise unutilized space by transforming it into a practical workstation. You’ll have all the space you need, and your room won’t look cluttered even one bit. Working in a corner can also help gain focus and get less distracted while completing daily tasks. 

Use It as a Support and Storage Solution in Your Kitchen

person putting muffins in microwave

Another original way to use your end table with storage is by placing it in the kitchen. Some of us have pretty small kitchens at home, but there still are storage solutions for us out there! You can use your end table with storage as a purposeful surface to place your microwave on. You might want to add a cork board or a runner on the surface to place it on, just to be safe, and you’re all set! 

Some models include a practical drawer or shelf, which you can use for plates, kitchenware, or even snacks. As a matter of fact, your end table with storage can also serve as a small snack station! Whether you want to place it in your kitchen or in your home office or living room, this little guy can be there for you whenever you want to take a coffee break or have a snack. End tables are oftentimes smaller than bar cabinets, which makes them perfect for smaller spaces. Their surface, however, easily holds a coffee machine, cups, and snacks, which makes them even more versatile.

If you live in a small home, you can place your end table with storage between two rooms, using it as a transitional piece of furniture. It will serve you as a surface whenever you need to occasionally place something on. It is also an ideal position if you want to use it as a bar or coffee cabinet.

Place It in Your Entryway

entryway table top with lamp, keys, and a plant

An end table with storage is your best friend if you have a small entryway but need a storage solution. Don’t we all need a surface to place occasional items on, like keys, hats, or small things we pick up and put down all the time? Day-to-day life gets so frantic sometimes, and it feels good to have certain things organized and in full view.

You can even use the surface of your end table with storage to put bags on when coming back in after a busy day. Having a transitional surface you can utilize when needed is a great addition to any home. 

This is particularly palatable for people who have narrow halls where fitting in furniture can be a struggle. An end table with storage will fit in pretty much any space, making it the perfect home solution for narrow rooms or small homes. 

You can use the often included drawers or shelves for your mail or any little objects you’d like to store next to your entrance. 

Decorate It!

woman smiling and holding a plant close to a window

Wherever you decide to place it, don’t forget to decorate it! End tables are a perfect surface to display pictures or plants. Speaking of the latter, did you know that plants have a calming effect on people? And that they can help you boost concentration and productivity? Yes, plants again, but they truly have many benefits and they add such beauty to any room!

And before you get worried about not being a green thumb, let us remind you something. There are plenty of wonderful green friends that really don’t require all that much attention. Pothos, for example, is one of them. It’s the perfect office plant! It can survive long weeks without being watered — which is what happens at the office most of the time. 

And well, if your thumb really does not have anything green at all, no worries! You can always choose an artificial plant or a flowers to add a touch of liveliness to the room. Either way, even the sight of something that resembles nature will surely add a touch of life to the room!

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