“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Table „
I have two of these Ikea Klingsbo side tables which I am using as bedside tables in our bedroom.
These were £19.99 each. The Kingsbo range also includes a coffee table, a vertical display cabinet and a horizontal display cabinet.
I chose these particular tables as they are a matt black, powder coated steel which matches my Ikea bed perfectly - the Lillesand. I particularly like the detail on the bottom shelf of the table, it is seven open weave flowers in the same matt black, powder coated steel. I think that this makes them look quite funky, especially next to my bed which is quite plain. The table tops are clear glass, it is tempered glass for safety though.
The tables were actually really easy to assemble. I did both of them myself in just over an hour. You don't need any extra tools, everything that you need is supplied. I'm sure that my husband could probably have assembled them both in half the time it took me, but I was happy enough with my efforts and assembly time.
I really like these used as bedside tables, they match my bed to a certain extent, but they are not from the same range which I like. I like an eclectic furniture look for furniture, rather than choosing everything from the same range.
These are not too big and bulky, they are 49cm in diameter, and 60cm high. I currently just have a bedside lamp and a book on each of them to try and keep them clutter free, but there is plenty of space for other bits if you wanted, such as a photo frame, an ornament, a glass of water etc.
I had gone for a wander round my local IKEA in the search for a small table to put my TV on at the end of my bed. I saw this one on my way round and knew it was perfect instantly. I purchased it in store for only £19.56, but I know it is available from the online store too for the same price (plus any shipping costs).
Designed by Cecilia Stööp for IKEA, this side table is 60cm tall and has a diameter of 49cm when assembled. The main part of the body, the legs, and the lower shelf are all made of steel with a black coating. It has a tempered glass table top and a separate shelf below, which I use for putting my DVD player on. The lower shelf was the design feature that really drew me to this table - it's not a solid shelf, it's formed of flower outline designs - and it's gorgeous!
As everyone who has been to IKEA knows, most of their furniture comes in self-assembly packs. The table was very easy to assemble; I'm hopeless at DIY and even I could do it. It came in various pieces - four legs, shelf, and table top - with a bag of screws and a 'key' for turning the screws. I believe there were also some sticky pads in the box to help fix the table top securely to the brackets at the top of the legs and the table top frame. It took no longer than fifteen minutes to put together in total.
I've had it for approximately six months now and I'm very happy with it. It's a nice height, it's attractive, and it's easy to clean with a damp cloth. I'm finding it extremely difficult to think of any negative aspects to this table, but I suppose you may want to avoid glass top tables if you have young kids. However, on the IKEA website, they have stated that the glass will break into small pieces rather than sharp fragments, which is better I suppose.
I'd highly recommend this side table to anyone looking for a versatile, reasonably priced piece of furniture.
Side table with glass top.