29 Of The Best Console Tables
29 Of The Best Console Tables

29 Of The Best Console Tables

Equal parts stylish and practical, console table are a clever way to fill a dead space. Here are a few things to consider before you invest – plus, some of the best…
By Georgina Blaskey

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Consider The Aesthetic

“Console tables are available in a wide variety of styles and can span everything from traditional 'skinny' tables, wooden benches and marble-topped tables to more sculptural pieces and antique dressers – you will find something to work with most aesthetics. You don’t need to blow the budget either. These days high-street brands such as Cox & CoxWest Elm and Atkin & Thyme have some eye-catching pieces.” – Rosie Ward, creative director at Ward & Co

Determine Its Purpose

“This will drive the material, height, depth and style of your console table. Sculptural pieces may feature interesting material choices like marble and metal, but functional consoles may prioritise more practical design features like ceramic tabletops and shelves – particularly in a room that gets a lot of use.” – Monique Tollgard, Tollgard Design Group

Use It To Make A Statement

“A console table can easily become a feature in its own right if you pair it with a curated selection of decorative objects such as a statement mirror, bright floral display or unusual, textured ornament. It’s also a great opportunity to inject some personality and interest into a space. Consider using family photographs – either hung above or displayed on the console itself – to add more individual style.” – Rosie

Keep Proportions Balanced

“It’s important to consider the location of the console, the wall behind it, and the placing of any artwork or mirrors above it – and don’t forget the lighting either. Balancing the height of the objects positioned on top of the console is also something to keep in mind. Try not to cover your artwork in doing so, although it often works well to cover up part of a mirror with the arrangement, as it can add additional visual depth to a room.” – Ivana Allain, studio director of Atelier 15.4

Don’t Be Afraid To Go Bold

 “Console tables are a great way to dress up or fill an otherwise empty space, as well as injecting a touch of colour. Decide on whether you want the piece to be a bold part of the scheme or a more subtle feature, then colour it appropriately. If art is an important part of your home, it's also worth considering the colours within the various pieces that the furniture will sit underneath or near.” – Georgie Wykeham, founder of Georgie Wykeham Designs

Create Storage Space

“If you have space underneath your console table, make the most of it by adding hidden storage. For example, you could place some woven baskets underneath a console table in the hallway to store shoes or umbrellas close to the doorway. Small trinket bowls are perfect for holding keys, sunglasses or other small items you might need to grab on your way out.” – Sylvia James, interior designer at HomeHow

Don’t Forget About Lighting

“When you’re planning the location of a console, remember to check to see if there’s a plug or electrical circuit nearby which could host additional lighting or support the use of a table lamp – a 5 amp will ensure the lights switch on from the wall.” – Monique


Evie Console Table, £550 | Graham & Green
Evie Console Table, £550 | Graham & Green
Keepsake Console Table, £2,200 | NiX by Nicola Harding
Keepsake Console Table, £2,200 | NiX by Nicola Harding

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