Incorporating Metal Tables into your Interior Decor

We often make the mistake of thinking that metal tables are only meant for industrial work. However, more and more people are choosing to incorporate them into their homes. And the best bit is, you can even combine them with other materials, such as glass and wood.
Incorporating Metal Tables into your Interior Decor

Last update: 17 December, 2019

Until recently, many people believed that metal tables were only designed for factories and other industrial settings. However, over time, more and more people have begun to use this material in their homes.

Traditionally, most furniture is made of wood. But that doesn’t mean you can’t break the mold and go for more innovative materials instead (without choosing something that clashes with your interior decor, of course). In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know.

Why choose a metal table?

Metal furniture.

Many people say that wooden furniture will last you a lifetime. And it’s true that wood is known for its incredible strength and quality. That’s why, when we think about tables, closets or chairs, wood is often the first thing that comes to mind.

But have you ever wondered if there might be other strong, hard-wearing materials that might be perfect for your home? In this case, of course, we are referring to metal, but there are other materials, like polycarbonate and methacrylate, which are equally good options.

Thanks to the wide variety of materials on the market these days, the range of decorative styles has grown hugely. Well, now’s the time to give them a shot, and start using them in your home.

Metal tables aren’t always industrial

Wood and metal.

Because we usually associate this material with industrial styles and settings, a metal table might make you think of a factory rather than a family home. However, the good news is that there are decor styles that will allow you to incorporate all different types of metals into your home, from iron and steel to aluminum.

Metal furniture usually features simple designs, helping rooms look visually lighter. This is perfect if you’re looking for something more minimalist, or if you’re trying to follow in the footsteps of the world-famous Marie Kondo and clear your home of any clutter.

If your home is decorated in the classical style, we recommend going for antique metals such as bronze or brass. These also work well with rustic styles and go great with colors such as white and yellow.

If you have a minimalist or modern-style living room, choose polished (plated) metals or iron.

The advantages of a metal table in the living room

Metal tables.

You might think that having a metal table in your living room might make it feel cold and unwelcoming. However, it’s all a question of proportions. For example,  there are many designs that combine a mixture of wood and iron, which helps to soften the appearance of the metal.

Another advantage of this material is that it’s really easy to clean. All you need is a damp cloth and a little detergent, and your table will be sparkling in no time. There’ll be no need for any special products or techniques to keep your furniture in good condition. Plus, it won’t get stained, so you’ll have no need for table cloths either.

One of the main benefits of metal tables – and metal furniture in general – is that it’s very hard-wearing. What’s more, it’s also really versatile, and can work well with all sorts of different decor styles.

How to incorporate metal tables into your decor

Rustic interiors.

And if all that wasn’t enough, we should also mention that metal works great with wood interiors. As we discussed earlier in this article, many designs even combine wood and metal, using the warmth of the wood to counteract the cold of the metal.

But wood isn’t the only option. Metal also works well with materials such as leather, glass, and methacrylate. In fact, we would even go so far as to say that it works well with the majority of the materials on the market today, and is perfect for decorating and furnishing both homes and offices.

You don’t necessarily have to use your metal table as a dining room table, and it doesn’t need to take up much room. Many people choose to buy or make small side tables, using metal for the base, and glass or wood for the top. So, are you ready to incorporate metal furniture into your home?