All About Nests Of Tables

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All About Nests Of Tables

For today's blog post we’re looking at an item of furniture that perhaps went out of vogue some years ago, but has now well and truly secured its place in the modern living room. The nest of tables is a little set of tables grading in size that can be put on top the other. They have an abundance of practical and stylish applications in every home.

History Of The Nested Table

Nested tables first arrived in homes back in the 18th Century designed by Thomas Sheraton. Consisting of 3/4 stacking tables graduating in size, they were usually stored in the drawing-room and used by needlepoint or checkers.

Bellerose Nest of tables

The Modern Nest of Tables

Today, a nest of tables have many uses and can be found in countless homes. The epitome of flexibility, they can be stacked in a corner and then taken out when guests arrive offering a versatility many other pieces cannot match. Ideal for smaller rooms where space is a premium, they are used as extra storage for snacks and refreshments. They are also excellent for games such as cards and are perfectly sized for young children to sit at when drawing. In fact, their graduating size makes them perfect for young families with growing children where the smaller table could even be used as a stool.

Other Great Benefits

It’s not just their adaptability that makes them familiar in homes today, though. Now available in multiple different styles and designs, they are used in all sizes of spaces. It’s not always required to store them in a corner either. Some designs are bold enough lending themselves to be a centrepiece in a modern room when the time is right; they can be rearranged and moved around into new locations adding a fresh charm to a room.

There’s no need to think traditionally either. Their graduating size makes them essential in many different circumstances and if you have an outdoor friendly collection they can be perfect for garden parties and barbeques.

So whatever your style and whatever your taste in home decor, you can guarantee to find a nest of the table that will look as good in your room, as it will be practical. Don't be scared to try different styles and to experiment with positioning too. These are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you probably will ever buy so don’t shy away from utilizing them.

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