A Console Table for Every Occasion

A Console Table is An Elegant Addition to Home or Office

Console tables are lovely, functional objects of art that lend elegance to any home or office décor. Standing serenely against a wall, a console tabletop is supported by ornate metalwork or wood carved legs, offering a lower shelf perhaps and occasionally a cabinet or drawers with handsome hardware features. An artistic accent piece, a console table can be used for small item storage, to display a guest book, to showcase a flower arrangement or sculpture, to leave a lamp burning, or to park gloves and keys. Beautiful in a foyer or hall, a traditional or modern console table is as attractive and elegant when positioned in a living room, dining room, or bedroom to compliment mirrors, portrait frames, wood moldings, chair guards, and furniture.

An assortment of woods are used in all styles of consoles, including cherry, pine, oak console table, and wood veneers. Wooden consoles look elegant and fit in colonial and similarly styled homes or paired with oak staircases and flooring. These consoles come preassembled or in simple kits ready to do-it-yourself in short order. Glass, wooden, and ceramic topped consoles are manufactured in the United States and abroad in a variety of colors, including wood tones, white, black, and metalwork colors in shades from silver to deep bronze and gold. Mirrored consoles are especially striking in modern décor, with gilt-edged mirrors covering all surfaces. With so many choices, it's easy to find a hall console table that is the perfect entranceway accessory.

A Hall Console Table - Beauty and Function

Console tables are great places to put keys and gloves. A wooden console table is an especially good look for certain decors
Console tables are great places to put keys and gloves. A wooden console table is an especially good look for certain decors

A Console Table for Any Look

Consoles can appear in sets with a wall mirror mounted above and two sconces to the sides. This makes a very engaging display in an entranceway or hall. Many sets feature ornate metalwork for table legs and matching mirror edging, tabletops, and sconces. Others include metalwork combined with a rich wood tabletop and plant stand with an over-table mirror edged in the same elegant metal.

Other sets substitute an umbrella stand for the plant stand, while yet others include a delicate matching table lamp that can be used as a console night light with a low wattage bulb. Glass table tops on gold finished legs makes an elegant glass console table that might be used even outdoors on a well decorated patio. Some console tables take shape as a small trunk supported on graceful scrolled metal legs, used for document storage. Off white finishes put to a wood console with nickel drawer pulls creates a colonial atmosphere, particularly when paired with white household woodwork. A solid white console table or a black console table is also a good choice when matching existing furnishings.

Console Tables are Versatile

A console table can be multi-purpose, serving as a desk, place to display collectibles or as a central location for depositing keys, etc.
A console table can be multi-purpose, serving as a desk, place to display collectibles or as a central location for depositing keys, etc.

A considerable range of sizes encompass console choices, from the tiny boudoir type table displaying a single red rose to larger sorts in heavy wood that could function as a desk. The narrow console table may be the perfect answer in a small space. A modern console table can often resemble narrow coffee tables, lower or higher than traditional, accompanied by one or two shelves in metal, glass, or polished wood. Marble and ceramics – sometimes recycled ceramics from bathroom reconstruction - are also used for beautiful ”green” tabletops. Imagination makes the possibilities seem endless.

Console tables can by purchased on online or from furniture and patio stores, and department, big box and specialty stores. Look for them in or near the side tables and glass tables sections.

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