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When it comes to tables, the most versatile of them all are occasional tables. They’re so named because they have no specific use, so they can serve several functions across the house. They can match other furniture items, or stand alone and make a singular statement. They also come in various shapes, sizes and materials, so they really are multifunctional pieces that can find a place in any home. 

When choosing occasional tables, consider the height of the other furniture in the room. Avoid having everything at the same height by playing with levels. This adds visual interest rather than flatness. In terms of shape, consider the room and your needs. If you have small children, a round table eliminates any potential mishaps that can come from sharp corners. 

Occasional tables can serve as a coffee table, for placing drinks and snacks or storing current reads and remotes. Since we look at ours every day, make sure the one you choose is something you’ll happily admire for years to come. Alternatively, you could always make a seasonal swap-out if you get bored of the look.

In a dining room, a side table with the right shape and length can function as a sideboard or buffet alongside the dining table. You can use it to display ornaments and flowers, or for adding extra lamps for mood lighting. When it’s time to dine, you have extra space for your crockery, cutlery and dishes of food, so that guests can easily help themselves. 

An end table is an undervalued piece of furniture that makes daily living more comfortable, whichever the room. What, exactly, are they? The clue is in the name. They’re small items of furniture that are placed at the end of any other piece of furniture. They’re great for placing refreshments, reading material, lamps and, if they have drawers, for keeping your nick-knacks organised and out of sight. 

Whatever table type you need, get advice from Marine Home, suppliers of luxury furniture in Dubai.