Console Tables: Some Unexpected Ideas

Console tables are some of the most functional and stylish pieces you can use in a home. A console table is any long, narrow table that can be arranged flush against a wall or sofa. Most often, they are found in an entryway or behind a sofa, usually to define the space and supply an extra surface for a lamp and decor. They are great for filling awkward spaces because they come in a variety of styles and sizes and can even offer some extra storage space. Being this versatile and functional, it’s no surprise they are so popular in decorating. Here are some stylish examples of console tables, some even a little unexpected.

Console Tables

1 A console table behind a couch can do great work in defining sections of a large living space. Two big baskets provide extra storage for blankets or other items beneath the table.

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Midwest Living

2 A lucite console table is perfect for this entryway, taking up no visual space but providing a nice surface for some decor against that fabulous mirror.

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Designer: McGill Design Group

3 From trash to treasure, this vintage gurney makes you do a double-take when you realize what it actually is. It is definitely a unique and unexpected element that gives this wall a lot of character.

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Photographer: Douglas Friedman

4 This console table doubles as a piece of art with a stunning eagle carved in the center. The rest of the decor is kept simple to allow the table to be the focal point.

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Designer: Thom Filicia

5 Extra seating can be kept beneath a console table as a decorative element until you need them for guests.

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Designer: Ferreira Design

6 Two identical tables were put side by side and joined together by a table runner to create one long vignette in this living room.

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Better Homes & Gardens

7 Awkward corners can be easily filled with a console table like this one beaming with rustic charm. Some decor, greenery and a chair complete the vignette.

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House Beautiful

8 A stylish stool can be tucked under this console table to let it double as a work desk when need be.

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West Elm

9 Even with limited space, a small and narrow console table can warm up a bare entryway and give you a place to set your keys and mail as you walk in.

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House and Home

10Here is another example of a console table behind a sofa, this time creating a nice defined area along a pathway and offering a place to keep extra seating.

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Designer: The Brooklyn Home Company

If you have an awkward space to fill, see if a console table might do the trick in warming up that spot.

Peggy
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      Peggy Pardo says

      Thank you, Krystin. So glad you’re enjoying it. And thank you for sharing the link with us. 🙂

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    says

    I love console tables and the versatility and practicality they bring to a home. They’re perfect for entryways, as a place to put keys or mail, or behind sofas as a base for lamps and to potentially add height and interest. I’m actually in the market for one for our bedroom, which is rather small but I think could benefit from a console for decorative purposes only and a place to put some photos, etc.

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      Peggy Pardo says

      I have scattered around my house. I agree, Doreen; they’re very functional pieces of furniture. 🙂