Few things say grown up apartment more than an attractive console table, of which the purpose is largely decorative. Depending on your tastes, you can deck out your table in pretty much any style you like, reflecting your personal tastes and really adding some design flair to your living space.
A console table is usually places in the entryway of your home but you can add one to your living room or dining room as well in you don’t happen to have a hallway. These narrow tables fit flush against the wall as can house purely aesthetic items such as curios and artworks or be a mix of style and function with a space for your before-you-leave essentials like keys and wallets as well as decorative models and picture frames.
Here are 7 tips to keep in mind to decorate your console table perfectly.
1. Choosing a table
You’ll obviously want a console table that goes with the rest of your home’s decor or contrasts just enough to give it a edgy twist. Choose fabulous console tables on rent in a range of style from our collection. Take note of the dimensions of the table and measure it against the space you have accurately. You don’t want an overpowering presence that you have to tiptoe around in your hallway.
2. Light it up
The console table is a focal point of sorts in a room, what better way to announce its importance than with a stylish table lamp to brighten up your table’s contents. It’s also a useful way to additionally add some light to your hallway or room’s wall. Placing a lamp on the console table gives you an option over just overhead lighting – useful to switch on by itself when you need soft lighting or in addition to overhead lighting when you require more brightness.
3. Create an attractive backdrop
Don’t forget to use your wall above the console table as well – it’ll provide a beautiful backdrop and complete your design goals. A beautifully framed mirror isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it’s also great to get one last look at yourself before you head out or answer the door. Or place a large frame of artwork you adore, or posters and prints in a variety of sizes. Photo frames also work well.
4. Less can be more
A key factor to beautifully decorating your console table is to avoid overcrowding it. When it comes to console decor, less is definitely more. Don’t overcrowd your table top with items. Instead, make sure you find a good balance of space and pieces that appear visually soothing. This means that at least 25% and up to 50% of your table area should be bare.
5. Items to add
While the choice of your console table contents is solely yours, if you are struggling to think of how to decorate a few pieces that you can’t go wrong with are plants, vases (with or without flowers), frames, curios, candles and decorative bowls and ceramics. A few books are also a great way to fill in a spare bottom shelf on your table. Choose your items and in a range of heights and dimensions for some visually appealing variety.
6. Stick to a color family
You will do well to follow a general color pallette when picking out things to place on your console table. This doesn’t have to mean strict pastels or a solely monochromatic aesthetic, but a fluid approach where items in complementary colors are picked. Don’t be afraid to thrown in a few contrasting articles though, as long as they don’t look too out of place.
And lastly, don’t think too much about it – there are no rights and wrongs. Showcase your personality through your console table decor and it’s bound to match up perfectly with the rest of your home.