Find a console table to suit your style
Empty hallways? Messy corners? Rooms that need a little sprucing up? In each of these cases, a console table is the answer. Easily accessorised to bring a room to life or left minimally decorated to create a little extra surface space for drinks, books or keys, the humble console table is one of the most versatile and useful pieces of furniture out there. We have one for every kind of space, so take a look through these hand-picked pieces to get an idea of what might suit your home. Plus, we’ll provide a few handy tips on where to place them and how to style them.
For a glamorous look
Console tables are inherently practical, but if you’re looking to concentrate on the aesthetics of a certain corner of your home, you couldn’t choose a better surface for displaying decorative objects, sculptures, or a pair of matching lamps. Why not let the table itself be beautiful too? For an extra dash of decadence, choose one that’s glamorous by design.
Mirrored glass furniture offers an excellent decorative element on its own. Apart from its beauty, it also reflects light around a room if placed near a window. There are console tables of several shapes and sizes in our Art Deco-inspired Versailles Collection, all of which are crafted with antiqued mirror glass panels and distressed bronze-finished metal frames. We particularly like them placed at the end of a passage or on either side of a fireplace or window. Top them with a table lamp or candles and enjoy twinkling reflections on their surfaces in the evening.
For a more subtle approach to glamour, we recommend the Merle. Like the Versailles, it features a distressed bronze-finished metal frame and mirror glass with a hint of foxing, but is shaped in an updated, delicate silhouette. Thanks to its classic pairing of gold and glass, its overall effect reminds us of a jewellery box. To add to this look, try styling it with faux blooms, decorative baubles or perhaps a Kraakware pot. You’ll have a touch of luxury while keeping things understated.
For the modernists
If you’re creating a minimalist look, or your home is decidedly planted in the present, our modern console tables each make a striking statement. Sparing with the decorative details, they help to maximise surface space while keeping things crisp and clean.
The mango wood Magicus can often be found on our best sellers list; it has become a true signature piece. Thanks to its contrasting light and dark neutral finishes, it fits into all sorts of colour schemes. A hoop-like central segment, seemingly balanced between wooden plinths, gives it an approachable look that makes this one of our more versatile tables. If your home feels modern but comfortable and inviting, this is a great choice.
For the design-conscious, the sleek, black Anio is what we have in mind. Not only is this bold yet simple structure beautiful on its own, reminding us of a Roman aqueduct, but it makes a dramatic stage for photographs, abstract prints and sculptural ornaments. Anything you style this console with will end up a work of art. We think it looks particularly smart as part of monochrome or high-contrast schemes.
For the space savers
If you live in a smaller home, chances are you’re often on the lookout for spare storage and surface space. A slim console table can provide both, fitting into a crowded dining room, a narrow corridor, or behind a sofa with ease, without coming up short on style.
The Amarolo is all about refinement; it’s elegantly proportioned, with an antique gold-finished frame and two richly coloured wooden surfaces which show off natural grain. Its lower level is perfect for displaying decorative objects, but if you need the space, try lining this shelf with storage baskets made from rattan or seagrass. You can fill them with shoes, loose cables, or even crockery, turning this console into a makeshift sideboard while maintaining an attractive look. Heirloom boxes make a more elegant storage solution for trinkets and other small items.
If you’re lacking space but don’t want to sacrifice an inch of style, the Shikotan is another excellent choice, this time with an eclectic edge. We like it placed against a wall, where you’ll be able to admire its geometric frame. Its faux shagreen tabletop is slim but can still accommodate your favourite lamps or vases, so don’t hold back and style it to your heart’s content.
Once you’ve found the perfect piece, learn how to style it.