A simple way to make a great first impression, a console table adds style and charm to your home and can be a practical source of useful storage space in your hallway too. Use my simple styling tips below to optimise this highly functional piece of furniture. I've also listed the items I've used to style my perfect console table.
1. Choose a console table with a shelf above floor height. This will give extra storage space and allow you to use stylish baskets to hide any items you wish to keep out of sight and off the floor.
2. Make a focal point above your console table by hanging a large print or mirror above your console table. To maintain balance with the overall aesthetic, ensure the print/mirror width is approximately 2/3 the width of your console table and hang centered above the table.
3. As console tables are typically taller pieces of furniture, hang a print/mirror no higher than 6 inches from the top of the console table. This will give a slight visual break between the table and print/mirror but will ensure the print/mirror doesn't look at though it is towering above the table and is pleasing to the eye.
4. Place taller items such as lamps and tall vases to the outer edges of the console table to maintain balance and so as not to obscure your mirror or wall art.
5. Before deciding to hang a mirror above your console table it is worth considering the mirrors reflection as this will become part of the overall look of your console table. Ensure opposite walls are kept clear of anything too distracting and place opposite a window or a decorative piece of art if possible.
Items featured above:
Console table - Herston Oak & Marble Console Table from Neptune; €1220
Storage Baskets - Cotton baskets from H&M Home; €22.99 each
Mirror - Aura Brass Mirror from Cox & Cox; £225
Lamp - Lamp with scalloped lampshade from Zara Home; €99.99
Vase - Kani lustre glass vase from Oliver Bonas; €23.50
Lantern - Idha mango wood and glass hurricane lantern from NKUKU; £69.95
Plant Pot - Coral plant pot from Rockett St. George; €51.52