Versatile, space saving, focal point… AKA the Console Table


No matter if you are looking for a modern or traditional console there is a console out there that will fit the bill. Available in darker polished woods, natural oak or painted finish there is something for every interior style.  


One of the more traditional pieces of furniture, console tables are designed to be placed against a wall, but in modern open plan living they are often used on the back of a sofa, creating a natural divide to open plan living and an ideal spot for placing lamps.

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Working from home, the sleek dimensions of a console table (usually around 35cm deep) make it a convenient laptop desk.  With a narrow surface, it can be too small to store paperwork, printer etc, but big enough work from on the odd day or two.


If you need extra space for serving dishes in the dining room, then a console is an ideal additional surface – Top Tip: add a glass top to save the surface.

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If like me your master bedroom is on the smaller side then a console table can be a smaller option for a dressing table or a taller alternative to a bedside.


In the hallway add a striking mirror to create an instant focal point and drop station for keys. If your hallway is narrow look out for a demi-lune (semi-circular) table – the curved edges will help avoid any bumps.


A console table could be used in the bathroom to create a unique bathroom vanity unit. Adding a wash basin and tap is a great way to get the up-cycle look. There are many options out there, some with drawers, some with a base shelf at a range of price points. If using in the bathroom a tiled, glass or marble top is best.


So now I hope you will agree the console table is a truly versatile piece of furniture. Check out the fantastic range of console tables from Hallowood