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New + Notable: 10 Must-Have Modern Side Tables

Make no mistake, a simple swap of an old side table for a new one can help freshen up a worn-out look without a huge investment in time, money, or energy. And with designs that pair unusual materials with classic modern style, there’s no reason the ultra-functional side table can’t be a showpiece in itself. Here are 10 new and notable modern side tables that have us ready for a spring refresh.

Perspective Side Table

New + Notable | Perspective Side Table from Lyon Beton|YLiving 10 Must Have Modern Side Tables
Perspective Side Table from Lyon Beton

Straight lines and an urban feel make the Perspective Side Table an easy addition to any space. A simple metal base mimics the construction of a 3D cube, while a cement slab acts as a smooth surface for resting your drink. Its raw, industrial sense provides an alternative to the typical side table.

On The Move Side Table

New + Notable | On The Move Side Table, Large from Cane-line|YLiving 10 Must Have Modern Side Tables
On The Move Side Table, Large from Cane-line

The On The Move Side Table lets you pick up and go. Its lightweight aluminum construction comes complete with an integrated handle and removable serving tray. It’s the perfect side table for the busy entertainer who’s looking for a multi-functional and versatile modern side table.

DOG Table

New + Notable | DOG Table from Miles & May Furniture Works|YLiving !0 Must Have Modern Side Tables
DOG Table from Miles & May Furniture Works

The DOG Table is made with a hearty slab of reclaimed heart pine and red oak. With its pure geometric shape and four-legged design, this side table resembles the shape of man’s best friend.

 KO Side Table Stool

New + Notable | KO Side Table Stool from TOOU|YLiving 10 Must Have Modern Side Tables
KO Side Table Stool from TOOU

A combination of form and function, the KO Side Table Stool features a silhouette similar to vases or columns. Its undefined shape allows it to be used however you see fit. Whether it’s by the bed, in the living room, or out at the pool, this trusty table is ready to always be by your side.

Polished Aluminum Bowl Table

New + Notable | Bowl Table, Polished Aluminum By Ayush Kasliwal, from Mater|YLiving 10 Must Have Modern Side Tables
Bowl Table, Polished Aluminum By Ayush Kasliwal, from Mater

Made from partly recycled aluminum, the Bowl Table, Polished Aluminum is designer Ayush Kasliwal’s expression of India’s emerging design scene. Taking inspiration from local traditional furniture fabrication, this sleek side table is full of tradition as its fabrication aims to support the local population.

T-Table Side Table

New + Notable | T-Table Side Table from Bosa|YLiving 10 Must Have Modern Side Tables
T-Table Side Table from Bosa

The T-Table Side Tables are sparkling with metallic accents and bursting with fun patterns. While full of pizzazz, its functional, simple design features an organic shape. Each ceramic side table is hand-made and hand-painted in Italy.

Cono Table

Cono Side Table by Bend Goods
Cono Table from Bend Goods

Visually captivating yet practical, the Cono Table embodies form and function. Combing an inverted wire cone base and functional metal tray table top, this side table appears to be performing a balancing act. Fun and unique, Cono would look fantastic next to a bed or lounge chair.

Petty Side Table

New + Notable | Petty Side Table from B&T Design|YLiving 10 Must Have Modern Side Tables
Petty Side Table from B&T Design

Though the Petty Side Table was designed with sitting by the sofa in mind, its versatility far surpasses simple television watching. An ingenious design allows the base of this side table to slip underneath furniture, so you can pull it in close and keep its contents well within reach.

Pandora Side Table

New + Notable | Pandora Side Table from Tonin Casa|YLiving 10 Must Have Modern Side Tables
Pandora Side Table from Tonin Casa

Embodying an artisan style that converges multiple mediums together, the Pandora Side Table is a beautiful blend of natural elements. A wooden tabletop is supported by a column of mixed materials such as glass, wood, and marble. Each material features a geometric shape balancing one atop the other for a stunning piece.

10. Dean Rectangular Side Table

New + Notable | Dean Rectangular Side Table from GABRIEL SCOTT|YLiving 10 Must Have Modern Side Tables
Dean Rectangular Side Table from GABRIEL SCOTT

The Dean Rectangular Side Table is clean and elegant. Drawing from classic mid-century modern design, this side table is classic, but modish. Its cut glass top showcases a sculptural frame below, while giving it a light and airy feel.

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Nicole Tatem

Nicole Tatem

Nicole is the Sr. Site Merchandiser for Accessories, Kids, and Textiles at YLiving. She is obsessed with great design in all forms with a special love for jewelry, wine bottle labels, and tableware. When she’s not exploring the many museums and art galleries of the Bay Area, Nicole spends time looking for and visiting obscure and unusual destinations (locally and abroad) while practicing her photography skills.

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