Looking for a way to add some character to that gaping blank wall? A console table may be just the solution you’ve been seeking. Versatile, functional and stylish, these pieces are staple of interior design.
Console tables in Australia come in so many styles that there is bound to be one perfect for your home. Here is how to decide between luxurious marble top or a humble antique console table.
Consider the purpose of your console table – is it purely ornamental? Does it need to provide storage? Should it be wide enough to surface décor items? The way you intend to use your piece will narrow down your selection substantially. If you are strictly after a furnishing to add spice to a space, then you have more freedom. A narrow console table for your hallway is a popular choice that can be found in an abundance of styles.
On the other hand, it can be useful to opt for a piece that has draws for storing keys and knick knacks out of sight. You can even get your hand on a table that has built in wine-racks! Before you launch into the furniture stores, have a clear picture of where your table will sit and what it needs to achieve.
While we are talking practically, we suggest digging out the tape measure. In many cases, small console tables will be required to fit into narrow passageways and hallways. Take dimensions of your space to save yourself time, money and headaches down the track. As we touched on earlier, if you know you’ll need storage, map out roughly how much.
If you’re styling a console table backing onto a couch or sofa, it should sit around the same height, or lower, than the back of the couch. Remember – if you intend to hang a mirror or artwork above your table, you will need to ensure it leaves ample wall space.
Now that we have dimensions and features locked-in, we can get creative. The material and colouring options for your table are endless. Of course, your earlier decisions will help narrow these selections.
To make a furnishing the centre of attention in a room, go bold. A marble top console table is one of our favourite choices for contemporary opulence. Marble is also exceptionally sturdy and durable, so you’re sure to get your money’s worth out of its lifetime.
Looking to get a little more eccentric with you’re styling? Art Deco furnishings are some of the most fun and eye-catching pieces on the market. Boasting bold prints and funky finishes, this styling approach is sure to make a statement.
For smaller rooms and a more subtle integration of the furnishing, lighter wood finishes are your go-to. Similarly, you can work an antique console table into a room rich in timbers and vintage pieces for a consistent design.
The sky is the limit with your choices, so go forth and find the one that’s perfect for you!