What is a Console Table?
A console table, also known as a hallway table, is usually narrow in width and longer in length and provides a useful surface for decorative accessories and lamps in your hallway, living room or dining room. A console table can also provide storage for keeping surfaces clutter free, which is why they're exceptionally useful in a hallway or entranceway.
Why is a Console Table useful?
A console table should be as beautiful as it is practical, as traditionally if they're centred in your hallway, they are the first thing visitors see when coming to your home so it should be styled with some thought. We love to see them with a piece of artwork or decorative mirror centred above them on the wall and a table lamp perched on the end surrounded by homely accessories such as photo frames, candles and vases.
What styles can I get and how can I choose the right one?
Console tables come in many different styles, they can be more rustic, like those you'd expect to see in a little country cottage made from wood and given a distressed appearance. These styles usually contain the most storage and offer either a couple of drawers under the table top or have a shelf with basket style storage underneath. They can also be given a painted finish, which can add a flash of colour to your hallway or living room.
We also have a lot of modern style console tables, some of which can be minimal in style with a slim black metal frame and gold top, these allow the accessorising to do all the work and can work well in smaller spaces that want to allow for simplicity.
If you're wanting a more classic and opulent style, we have dark wood console tables which feature decadent gold detailing against a rich warm brown wood, the ultimate in luxury and creates a very designer feel.
What's on-trend right now?
You'll see marble teamed up with brushed gold detailing everywhere right now and is a real go-to for creating a modern and fresh feel to a space whilst still maintaining the character.
A classic look that always keeps swinging back round is the metal and glass combination, choose chrome and glass if you want to create a minimal and sleek style or if you're wanting something a bit warmer and a luxe style, the gold and glass combo is perfect too.
If you're wanting more storage space than a console table provides, why not check out our Sideboards