A console table helps to add length to your entrance lobby or handy storage to your living room. It’s also a great space to put keys, post and general clutter. Our range of console tables includes models with drawers, with fine wood finishes adding to the aesthetic appeal.
Unlike a dinner table or coffee table, a console or hallway table is not heavily used but still plays an important part in any room in the house. They can be made from a range of materials, such as metal, wood or marble – it all depends on your style choices. Wood is a classic material choice because it is very hard wearing and relatively light and easy to move. Wood finishes also get better with age, with a little treatment every few years really bringing out the grain.
A console table can be a great choice to fill a spare bit of wall, elongating and adding space in hallways and providing a focal point in living areas. Team it with a hallway mirror or artwork on the wall above to add character and features to otherwise empty space. Console tables are a classic item of furniture and therefore come in a range of style and design choices. But to avoid looking old fashioned or out of style, choose a modern design with clean lines and a smooth wood finish. Legs are simple and clean cut, without too many frills or features. Simple, elegant style with a practical purpose - and add a matching TV unit to really complete the look.
Placed up against a wall they add valuable surface space for ornaments and gadgets, such as phones or remote controls. Console tables often come with in-built storage in the form of drawers. In this way, they are very similar to sideboards, only without the cupboard element. In the hallway, a console table is a handy place to store keys, wallets, glasses or anything else you need to take with you when you leave the house – or need a convenient place to put down when you get back in. Storage drawers are also convenient for pens, address books, or anything else you might need to hand quickly.
Console tables are perfect for narrow spaces like entryways and hallways because of their convenience and low-level impact. When space is at a premium, they can also be useful as TV stands, vanities, or desks. Or you can place one against the back of a sofa and use it for lighting or keeping ornaments.
It got its name because originally the surface was supported upon a scroll-shaped bracket, or upon legs which formed the idea of a bracket. A console table almost always stands against the wall or with its back to another piece of furniture.
Originally, a console table had a surface supported by corbels or brackets, similar to a supported shelf, and was not designed to serve as a stand-alone surface. However, these days a console table is usually supported by four legs. They are often placed in hallways to house a telephone, with an adjacent chair creating a useful seating and storage combination.