Put Your Plate On A Pedestal
Pedestal tables are designed so the tabletop sits on a singular column that is in the center of the table rather than on four legs. Most pedestals are round in shape but square and rectangle pedestals are also available. One key advantage to a pedestal table beyond their style is flexibility in terms of size. They come in a variety of heights and widths so you will surely find a table to fit your needs.
If you are short on space, a pedestal table can be the perfect solution. They tend to have a smaller footprint while not having to give up dining space. Compared to tables with legs, pedestals feel less cluttered and do not crowd the ground. In addition, you can turn your everyday dining table into a setting that accommodates larger gatherings with removable leaves. Some tables even have the option of self-storing leaves which is a bonus!
There truly is a pedestal table for every aesthetic. The more traditional pedestal tables are made with solid wood and can be very ornate while the modern options are sleek and streamlined. They are typically made with glass, metal, or a mix of materials. No matter the aesthetic, pedestal tables have an undeniable style with their innate symmetry and simplicity.
Tips of the Trade: Alternative Uses
Already have a table in your dining room? There are other ways to incorporate a pedestal table into your home!
- desk in your home office
- side table in your bedroom
- entry table in your foyer
- breakfast table
- living room end table
Take a look at some of our favorites below from Wake the Tree, Design Within Reach, Crate & Barrel, CB2, and Pottery Barn.
Hope you enjoyed our roundup of some of our favorite pedestal tables…
And (as always) Happy Designing!
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