The pedestal is a classic piece of accent furniture that makes is simple for anyone to boldly exhibit art and decorative objects in their home. The tall and narrow design of this small table brings items up to a comfortable viewing height, while also highlighting them by providing a dedicated display space. A pedestal stand does this while also maintaining a small footprint, so it is able to be a beautiful and functional part of your room, without infringing upon the overall feel of a space.
While pedestals can of course be subtle supporting elements of a room’s design, there are also many styles that can stand out with iconic shapes and structures. From classic motifs such as fluted columns, to modern pedestal designs that accentuate straight lines and minimal designs. And naturally, they also come in a variety of materials and finishes that can complement any room design. Options such as a marble or wood pedestal could lend a more formal and traditional feel to a space, while modern pedestal designs in metal or glass might best complement a room with a contemporary look.
Aside from their intended function as display shelves, pedestals can also work well as compact tables in a range of spaces in the home. For example, their height and size make them ideal as a catch-all space by the door to hold wallets and keys; alternately, depending on the height of the specific pedestal, it can also make a convenient side or end table that is just the right size to hold a lamp or a cup of coffee. One of these small and versatile accent tables can even function as a small nightstand, a phone table, or a plant stand. However you use them, and in whatever space, pedestals are sure to be a stylish and functional addition to any home design.