Adding Sparkle to The Mundane
A bright new addition to standard home furnishings today is the console table. Console tables are narrow decorative pieces used to bring that little extra something to whichever room it is placed. How to choose your perfect console table is entirely dependent on where you want to place your console table and what you are looking to get out of it. Our console table designs help you decide the purpose your table will serve.
Choosing the Right Console Table depending on its Place & Functionality
When placing a console table in the entryway, the main purpose it serves is to act as a decorative item that sets the tone for the house furnishings. Contemporary console tables are able to fulfill this function fittingly. A lamp, family photos, a place to drop keys, coins or anything else when you come home, are the perfect items to adorn your entryway console table with. A pair of ottomans can be placed under the console table to give guests a place to sit to remove and put on their shoes while entering and exiting the home. Shading can be anywhere from light browns to deep chestnuts or walnuts, if you are looking at a wood console table. In fact, a wood console table can also be made of recycled wood, for the more environmentally conscious. Browse through our collection to find a beautiful solid recycled wood console table.
The second place a console table comes handy is the living room – as support for a flat screen TV which we cannot hang on the wall, or the console table can also serve as a substitute to a media center. Media centers tend to be bulky, while a TV console table can be sleek and house all the media knickknacks that you are looking to store. Your TV console table can also house your cable box neatly so that it doesn’t look like a host of wires are trying to fight for wall space.
Your console table can also be used as a home bar when entertaining. A modern console table comes with drawers and open shelving, which would look a great home to the colorful mixer bottles and glasses. Fresh ingredients can be kept on the table top while entertaining. Use the drawers of your modern console table to store smaller bar items like bottle openers, cork screws or other accessories like napkins and cocktail umbrellas. A console table with storage would make a great alternative as well. It would offer space below to even store flasks, mixers and even a grinder for juices and cocktails. It could also house an ice bucket on the table top when entertaining, which could be stowed away in the storage space when the table is not in use.
The console table serves well as a bedroom vanity, especially when floor space is a concern. Dressing tables are often cumbersome and cluttered, occupying much too much bedroom space. A modern console table can offer a good alternative. You can place a mirror above it and tuck a stylish chair or poof underneath it. The drawers can be lined with felt for a cushioned resting place for sunglasses, etc. Alternatively, drawers can also be fitted with nonstick grip liner to accommodate saucers with nail polish, bobby pins, elastic hairbands, etc. A console table with storage would also make a good bedroom vanity to house jewelry, creams and other makeup items neatly and in an organized manner. A bigger basket can be placed on the lower shelf to hold shampoos, lotions, body scrubs and travel bags. A small tray holding perfume bottles can be placed on the table top of the console table.
With the work-from-home culture catching on and becoming the latest trend, you could use a console table to make a mini office space for yourself. It would be the place in the home which could be your sanctuary which would allow you peaceful moments and quiet time to complete your work without being disturbed. Contemporary console tables make the best office spaces as the simplicity does not allow you to get distracted on those days where work seems to be the last thing on your mind (especially Monday morning after a long weekend). Pick a space near a power supply and plop your console table down there. A skirted Parsons chair would make a good partner for the table, keeping in tandem with the space allotment by its slim design. The chair is also extremely comfortable for working long hours from. Everyday items like sticky notes and cellphone chargers would be placed on the table top. A printer could stay on a lower shelf, and voila, your mini home office is done.
Whatever the functionality you decide your console table needs, or wherever you decide to place your table, we, here at Furnspace, have some stylish chic console table designs for you. Browse through our entire collection to find exactly what you need, whether it is a console table with storage or a TV console table. The perfect table is out there, ready for delivery, at a click of a button.