By Home Contributor Paige Ronchetti
How YOU doin', gorgeous collection of console tables? Why aren't any of you in my house?
As far as furniture goes, poor consoles don't get a lot of attention. They're not necessarily a major purchase like a dining room table, and you won't be spending a ton of hours on one like you would a sectional, so I kind of understand how they might seem a little... unimportant at first glance. (Which is false, but I get it.) It's a cryin' shame that these fall through the cracks because the best thing about a console table is how versatile it can be. You can stick one in a narrow hallway, under a TV, behind a sofa, or even use one as a desk depending on how its shelves are situated. They're a good "I'm not sure what to put here!" solution for weirdly-shaped spaces, and they make a smart landing zone for mail and car keys.
I'm also a fan because they can be a cool statement piece that doesn't overwhelm everything else in the room. We've all seen the basic Parsons-style consoles floating around, and they're fine, but let's go for something a little more interesting, shall we?
BOOM. First of all, I'd like to live here. Secondly, the room itself is so stark that it needed the industrial console table (and giant mirror) to add some oomph. If either of those were simpler and/or smaller, the space would seem rather uninviting with all of that white. Chilly, if you will, so going a little rustic and oversized with the console was a good move.
Do you have a console table at home? What's your favorite way to use one of these? And speaking of favorites, which of these makes your heart sing? (Top Left can come home with me anytime.) Who else kind of wants a Dutch door now that we've seen the inspiration image? - Paige
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