End tables are typically situated at the ends of sofas, benches, loveseats, etc. These locations allow them to host lamps, books, drinks, and other decorations. Due to their diversity, it is easy to find a table set to match the furniture in any room.
End tables can be used in other rooms as well. For instance, rather than a nightstand, an end table can be placed at either side of a bed. Again, due to their varieties the tables can fulfill the demands of any pre-established style in a room.
Accent tables can stand alone. Donning a statue, lone lamp, jewelry box, or other piece, a table can add to the look of the room by standing idly. Many decide to employ table sets to place at extreme parts of the room to provide balance.