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Corner Cabinets or Occasional Tables – What Makes More Sense?

Corner Cabinets or Occasional Tables – What Makes More Sense? Though one is a cabinet and the other a table, both corner cabinets and occasional tables can perform the same approximate functions as part of your dining furniture or your living room furniture. They can be useful, practical, attractive and a great additional decorative element for your dining room set or living room furniture. What is a Corner Cabinet and what is an Occasional Table? A corner cabinet is, as the name suggests, a piece of furniture that will fit into one corner of a room, taking up little space but brightening up that nook and also offering practical storage. It can be used to store items such as art or mementos, trophies or awards, curios and objet d’art and so on. It can also be used to store other items such as your CDs, or perhaps even books and other odds and ends. It may be used in the dining room as also the living room since it is a versatile item of furniture. An occasional table, on the other hand, is a term given to small tables of a variety of different kinds – sofa tables, end tables, lamp tables, coffee tables and so forth can also be termed as occasional tables as well. This item of furniture may be used in a variety of different ways – you can display photo frames, curios and mementos; but equally you can place on it a source of lighting such as a table lamp, a focus lamp and so on. This is also a perfect place for a beautiful vase with fresh flowers. An occasional table is also a convenient place to put a planter with a house plant in it. It is somewhere for guests to put down a drink or for the host to place a tray of snacks. You can put glossy magazines and coffee table books there as well. Now consider the following factors to decide whether to buy one or the other – 1. Consider the amount of space you have and the shape of the area that you have to fill. A corner cabinet may perhaps take less space than an occasional table, since it fits neatly into a corner. So a large space to be filled means that a table may be a better idea and a small space, particularly a bare corner would be better served by the cabinet. 2. Which room do you need the item for? While the corner cabinet can fit and work for the living room and will work as well with the dining furniture, the occasional table may be less of a fit into your dining set and better placed in the drawing room. 3. What is the purpose you need this item of furniture for? Is it perhaps a place where a guest can set down their drink or somewhere you can display a coffee table book that people can admire? If so the occasional table is an obvious choice. However if you want to store items such as CDs, or china, or linen and so on, then the obvious choice would have to be the corner cabinet.