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 tables are some of our favorite pieces for tricky spaces.
From that spot in the entrance hall that begs for a little something more…
to that pretty wall between two windows…
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!
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.
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.
A pretty table is a great spot to display favorite things–and incorporate favorite colors. This yellow really pops!
One thing we always focus on is height. Lamps, candlesticks and vases like this are great ways to add it!
If you ask us, symmetry is always in style. We love the look of a pair of lamps.
Sometimes less really is more. With a console this beautiful, there’s no need to fill it with a bunch of stuff!
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!
Using all that vertical space is always a great idea. This basket full of beach towels is cute and functional!
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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