A console table, although most commonly seen in entrance hallways, can be a great addition to any room. Being long and narrow, they can fit easily into even the most limited of spaces, and can be turned to either a decorative or practical purpose. With that in mind, here are a selection of console table decor ideas for you to consider in your own home.
Nothing completes the look of a console table quite like the use of lamps – especially when they are placed at either end of the table to create a sense of symmetry.
A coat of paint is all it takes to turn an ordinary piece of furniture into something eye-catching. Bright colours work particularly well as they give a room a friendly, informal vibe.
For that opulent feel, opt for mirrored furniture. Such items make a dramatic design statement, and their reflective surface means they won’t visually intrude on the room.
On the other hand, sometimes it’s the simple, unembellished items of furniture that make the most impact. The distressed look on this modest console table is shabby chic at its best.
This console table would be well suited to a home decorated in the mid-century modern style. It’s a timeless design that you’ll want to keep around for many years to come.
Another option is to dig around in antique shops for an old, unloved console table, which you can then restore or completely revamp. The french-style table above began life as a plain, varnished wood piece before being given a duck-egg blue makeover.
This upcycled console table – made from wooden pallets and paving stones – would be an interesting and useful addition to any garden during the summer months.
Another DIY console table, this time made from black pipe and salvaged wood. The rustic appearance of the table is nicely offset by the white ottomans and lamp.
The simple, clean design of this white console table and white room its in is finished off beautifully by the chrome and grey lamps, which do the job of drawing the table out from the background.
This table is an example of upcycling at its most ingenious, using a vintage suitcase to create something unusual yet practical.
The blue theme on this simple wooden table really draws your attention to an item of furniture you might otherwise barely glance at. And it is a decorating technique that can be used to great effect in many different areas of your home.
There’s nothing in the example above that doesn’t work to absolute perfection. The red and black lamps, the geometric wallpaper, and, of course, the super-modern, slick white console table.
If space is really limited, then why not fake it? In this example, a faux table has been painted underneath a floating shelf, making it decorative, yet still functional.