Tables have many purposes in the home. Whether it’s a dining table, coffee table, side table, or even a home office desk, it is vital that it serves its purpose while also offering general design appeal. ArchiPro has a wide range of tables from some of the most trusted suppliers in New Zealand.
Tables have many purposes in the home. Whether it’s a dining table, coffee table, side table or even a desk, it is vital that it serves its purpose while also offering general design appeal. Often the centerpiece of a room, a table is a perfect opportunity to showcase your style. To complement the lounge, add shelving units & bookcases, they add storage space but can also be a beautiful decor.
How to choose the best dining table or dining set
Whether you entertain regularly, have occasional sit down family meals, or simply feel a house is not a home without a dining table. In New Zealand, there are plenty of options to consider when choosing a dining table. For example, shape and size. As a general rule, 24” of space for each person will allow enough space to not be ‘knocking elbows’, so if you have a larger family, or entertain a lot, a larger oval table will meet your needs. Circular tables are generally smaller, but while cosier than a square table, often take up as much room, so this should be factored in when you are deciding on the perfect shape table for your space. Consider a pedestal base for maximum leg room – and the least hassle in arranging chairs at any angle around the table
If the table is a new addition to an existing décor arrangement, glass should be your first port of call. A glass tabletop will blend in with most décor themes in New Zealand and provide a fresh and crisp feel to lighten up any room.
Designer tables and bar leaners for a modern home
Contemporary décor in New Zealand is incredibly diverse, with individual tastes ranging from rustic to vintage, formal to casual, industrial to apartment chic and everywhere in between. The range of designer tables on the market caters to these vast and varied tastes, offering opportunities for any individual to find the perfect fit for their flair, and do so in style. For a really modern feel, consider a bar leaner – great for entertaining and an excellent way to encourage you and your guests to stand and stretch your backs out while you socialise, whether indoors or out.
Getting the most out of coffee tables and side tables
In New Zealand, coffee tables and side tables are two important pieces of furniture that truly complete a room. In this age of multi-functionality, a coffee table and a side table can offer so much more than their name would suggest. For your coffee table, consider a solid unit with drawers or cupboards below for storage, or even an antique chest with ample space inside for those extra cushions and blankets. Side tables are often relegated to ornamental use, but they can be so much more. Stack a couple together for instant shelving, attach a power bar to the underside for a handy charging station – or cut the legs down and add a large soft cushion and suddenly you have a table that doubles as an ottoman.
Versatile uses for traditional desks
A desk is obviously vital for an office or workstation in New Zealand, but, like most furniture, think outside the box and they can be so much more. A well-chosen desk will easily work as a television console, sideboard or makeup station – and space underneath is perfect for storing ottomans, nesting tables, or even a shoe rack. If space is a priority, consider a desk as an option for any room, not just the office.