A Bedroom Basic
A compact pair of nesting tables makes an ideal stand-in for a more traditional nightstand in a small bedroom. Use the upper table to hold a lamp or decorative objects, and slide its smaller counterpart out as needed to catch personal items, a glass of water, and your latest read.
A Statement Piece
Nesting tables aren’t necessarily shrinking violets. In a living room, you might create an elegant, multitiered cocktail table by placing a trio of glass tables side by side. Since they’re lightweight, it’s also easy to clear them from the center of the room and scatter them about when you’re entertaining.
Nesting tables are just as handy and chic on the patio as they are in the living room or bedroom. Look for a set made in a material that complements the alfresco atmosphere, like rattan or bamboo.
Now You See It
You can arrange a comfortable seating area in any room without adding visual volume. Choose a set of tables in a transparent material, such as Lucite, for a modern look that is the perfect foil for the more traditional pieces. The tables will do a vanishing act that makes whatever you place on top of them appear to float.