A console table will be both a beautiful and useful addition to your home, and serve many functions from somewhere to put your keys to providing extra storage. These tables are sometimes called sofa tables because they are placed behind a sofa, or a hall table. Choosing the right one for you can be confusing, but the main things to consider are where are you going to put it, what will you use it for and style and colour.
Where do you want to put your console table?
The most popular place is the hallway, a stylish feature to the entrance of your home, but measure carefully so the front door doesn’t bang into it. Dress the floor with a colourful large rug and maybe some feature hallway wallpaper. For more inspiration look at these hallway ideas. Another place is the living room where you can put it behind the sofa, ideally it should be the same height or slightly lower than the sofa back. In the dining room they can be used as a side table especially if you don’t have much space. But don’t restrict yourself – add them to the bedroom, conservatory, kitchen for extra worktop, or if you are lucky enough to have a snug, why not turn it into a reading nook, adding another bookcase and a comfy armchair.
What will you use your console table for?
Use this extra space to display your decorative items such as vases, photo frames and ornaments, adding a touch of your own personality to the room. It can also be used as handy storage used to store keys and mail, books and games and a console with drawers in the dining room can store cutlery and placemats. If your hallway needs brightening up, place a mirror behind the console, and add a table lamp. The light that reflects as a result with flood the room and make it look spacious.
Style and colour
For the traditional look, go for oak or pine – these wood and wooden finishes give any room the feel of warmth. Why not continue the look of beautiful, solid wooden furniture throughout your lounge? Our solid wood side tables and TV units are both stylish and durable, and will blend in perfectly. White hallway tables are classic and elegant, and will stand the test of time. However, if you are looking for a splash of colour then go for something multi-coloured and add a bit of fun.
Halloween is a great excuse for a fun party that can cater for both adults and kids. No doubt your console table will be the first thing the kids see when they knock at the door, so why not decorate it with spooky Halloween decorations? A creepy pile of bones or a giant spider will go down well with any Trick-or-Treaters. Or, try filling your console table with creepy looking pumkins. Our pumking carving guide will help to create those scary looking faces like a pro!