entrance with console
Tracery Interiors

 

Finding a piece of furniture we love is usually easy. It’s styling it to make it blend beautifully in the room that can be harder!

console with flowers and wallpaper
Pimlico Interiors

 

Console tables are some of our favorite pieces for tricky spaces. 

console with books
Linda McDougald Design

 

From that spot in the entrance hall that begs for a little something more…

console with flowers and mirror above basket below
Dana Wolter Interiors

 

to that pretty wall between two windows…

gold console with flowers
Suzanne Kasler Design

 

There are so many great spots for a console table. As this photo shows, it can even serve as an impromptu bar! These homeowners get extra points for greeting guests with champagne!

console with books
New England Home

 

We have used console tables as desks in small spaces, and we adore the idea of keeping an ottoman underneath for instant transformation into a chic (masculine) vanity. And talk about a one-of-a-kind accessory! We can all use a helping hand every now and then.

console table
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If we had to pick one thing that we thought was most important over a console table, we’d say it’s the art or mirror over it. But why choose? This mirror/photograph combination is perfect.

gray console with flowers
Massuco Warner Miller

 

A pretty table is a great spot to display favorite things–and incorporate favorite colors. This yellow really pops!

entrance with console table
Anna Burke Interiors

 

One thing we always focus on is height. Lamps, candlesticks and vases like this are great ways to add it!

console with light wood
BHG

 

If you ask us, symmetry is always in style. We love the look of a pair of lamps. 

console painted and filigree
Massuco Warner Miller

 

Sometimes less really is more. With a console this beautiful, there’s no need to fill it with a bunch of stuff!

Brunschwig and Fil Touches wallpaper
Alyssa Rosenheck

 

Sometimes we think we have to choose one statement piece, but this vignette proves that isn’t true. So many fabulous things going on here!

beach style console
Munger Interiors

 

Using all that vertical space is always a great idea. This basket full of beach towels is cute and functional!

console table on the porch with mirror over it
Suellen Gregory Interiors

 

A statement mirror, height on the end… This outdoor table is gorgeous–and, better yet, party ready! We couldn’t love it more. What’s your favorite way to style a console table?

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