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Do you have an area in your home where there is dead space, and you’re not sure how to utilize it? I can’t stand having an empty wall or corner when there’s a DIY project that can easily spruce up my space. Sometimes all you need is something like a chic side table. It’s pretty simple to make your own using household items and other inexpensive craft supplies. Whether it’s your living room, guest bedroom or another room in your home, take a look at these DIY side tables that are sure to give you major design inspiration.

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Hexagon Side Tablesource: Love Create Celebrate

1. Hexagon Side Table

For a design that is unique and adds a fun dose of shape to your room, I love the idea of a hexagon table! With copper pipe legs and an oak top, this modern looking side table is an easy way to add texture and shine to a boring corner. Top with books, candles or small plants for an added boost of personality.

Learn how to make this geometric masterpiece over at Love Create Celebrate.

Brass Side Tablessource: A Beautiful Mess

2. Brass Side Tables

Most of the metals in my home are in a brass finish. I prefer the darker tone to lighter ones like gold or chrome. And when you combine brass with a wooden texture, you get an even more stylish piece of decor. These brass side tables can be made using aluminum sheet metal, wood rounds, wood stain and spray paint. These tables would look great as a set of two, or as a single side table.

Head over to A Beautiful Mess for the instructions on making these.

Milk Jug Side Tablesource: Pretty Handy Girl

3. Milk Jug Side Table

A vintage milk jug can become a very stylish piece of decor when designed well. I like the idea of putting one somewhere like a screened in back porch or next to a swinging bench on a front porch. Top it with a wood round to create a place to set your coffee cup or display an outdoor plant or other decorative items.

Check out Pretty Handy Girl for the how-to on making a milk jug side table.

source: I Spy DIY

4. Wire Basket Side Table

If your home decor is modern and fun, a wire basket side table just might be the perfect addition to your home. This yellow ombre version is fabulous! But the great thing about a white basket is that you can spray paint it any color(s) you want. If your children are old enough that the likelihood of them ruining your white tabletop is slim, white can create a very clean looking space. But if your kiddos are still small mess makers, it might be a good idea to paint the top of the table too.

You’ll find all the details for this DIY over on I Spy DIY.

Copper and Wood Side Tablesource: DIY in PDX

5. Copper & Wood Side Table

Copper is slated to be one of the biggest design trends in 2017. And if you’ve got access to natural tree wood, you can pair it with the copper for a trendy table that will make a country-style home look amazing. (You can also purchase wood on Amazon if you like the idea but don’t have a way to get it locally.) Use two sizes of wood slices if you want your table to have more dimension, or just do one on top. Add plants for an outdoorsy look.

Check out DIY in PDX for all the steps to follow to make this.

Mesh & Mirror Side Tablesource: DIY With Style

6. Mesh & Mirror Side Table

You know what’s cooler than a side table? A side table with a mirror as the tabletop! Even though you won’t use the mirror like you would a traditional mirror, it’s such a sophisticated way to add a touch of glam. Using mesh as a table base is definitely easy, and will tone down the table so the focus stays on the reflective surface. You could even display this in a hallway or entryway where guests gather.

Pop over to DIY With Style for the tutorial on this unique creation.

Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar
Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar