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Side Table: Round or Square?

10 years ago

I am in the process of re-doing my LR. I have a new couch & side chairs, ordered a glass rectangular coffee table (Thomasville stiletto) and need side tables, lamps, art, etc. Ignore the large mirror, will be replaced with large work of art. Also ignore lamps, will be replaced.

Side tables: Am comparing round vs. square

ROUND: I like the round - the legs are similar to the scoop of the couch arm and add something "softer". Problem: 1) don't like the glass top and 2) have 2 round tables (from Homesense) that are not the same stain colour. Would have to re-stain or gel-stain the tables. OR try to find round tables somewhere else, with the same leg I like.

SQUARE: I like the square too but emphasizes all the hard lines in the room.

1) Which side table do you like better?
2) If round, can these be gel stained and put a piece of wood where the glass is?

Seems this process has taken forever and I feel my judgement is skewed. Would love to hear which table others prefer and if my idea of gel-staining the round tables and replacing the tops might work and is not crazy!!

Thanks in advance!

Thomasville Coffee table:

1 Round & 1 Square End table:

2 Round tables with different stain:

Square table:

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