When you're entertaining, it's always useful to have a few extra areas for perching a glass of this or that and a bowl of nibbles. This is when a nest of tables comes into its own.
Look for occasional tables that tuck neatly inside each other and are easy to pull out when needed.
For a more unusual feel opt for an oval or triangular table top. These may also take up less room too.
If there's space in the middle of the nest, it could be a useful place for storing magazines too.