Styling a console table

6 Tips on Styling a Console Table That Perfectly Stands Out

A well decorated console table makes our home feel warm and inviting. One of the things that completes the design of our home are the small everyday things that most people tend to overlook when it comes to home decorating. These are basically things that we put on our coffee tables, corner tables, and entryway console tables. In some way, they complete our home without being overly imposing. A great interior design composition is not just about the expensive home decor piece or extravagant looking furniture. It all boils down to the simple yet practical stuff that completes the aesthetic appeal and evokes a homey vibe that makes us feel at home at the end of the day.

Console tables are definitely having a moment. Here are some useful tips to make them stand out.

Focus on a Theme

The theme of your console table composition should follow the design theme of your whole interior space. If your home is designed in a modern contemporary style, create a display that will embody the essence of what a modern contemporary console table display should look like. If you're in for a rustic-chic vibe, opt for organic decor items to place on your tables such as wicker baskets, vases, taper holders, and other wooden decor items.

Create a Mood Board

If you’re having a hard time choosing what decors to place on the console table, create a mood board first. A mood board helps you visualize your ideas. If you have a mood board, it will be easier for you to narrow down your list of decor items because it will eventually guide you to stick to a theme. That way, your console table arrangement will come out stylishly consistent and well-planned. 

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

A mirror is a great way to match and complement a furniture piece. Mirrors are versatile in interior decor because aside from their function, mirrors also create a sense of spaciousness and make the room look brighter. Hanging a mirror above your console table is a good way to accentuate your wall. Not only will it unite your console table composition but it will also create the illusion of depth that will make your entryway look stylishly appealing. What a great way to welcome guests right?

Choose the Right Decor

Decor items act as the cherry on top of your design. While huge art pieces or bright backdrop paints create an imposing focal point, the decor items on your console table are the ones that complement it in a subtle way that gives your eye something to rest on. It is important to balance the accessories so your table wouldn’t look too visually cluttered. You can either arrange them in a hierarchical manner or choose only a few items to display.

 Mix and Match.....or Not

In interior designing, not everything needs to match because it can look dull and boring if they do. Strong contrasts and bold matching of decor items is a great way to make a design statement with your console table. Use bright graphic art pieces as a backdrop and layer it with minimalist lampshades, a stack of books, figurines, and decorative sculptures. Whether your table is simple or very classical in style, how you complement it with your decor arrangement says everything.

Add Flowers and Plants

Decorating with plants and flowers is basically the most inexpensive and simplest way to liven up space. Adding a touch of subtle greenery to your table will definitely make your composition come to life. Putting plants in beautiful pots and artistic vases will make your console table look up to date and refreshing every single day. Faux plants and flowers that look unbelievably real have been on trend and people are loving them. If you're not much of a green thumb, you might want to consider this as an alternative.

A console table is like a little companion among large furniture pieces. It can fit in corners, nooks, and crannies, and basically just about anywhere. It's that everyday furniture where we subconsciously place our teeny tiny everyday things such as car keys, phones, coffee mugs, remote control, you name it. I think they deserve a makeover, after all, styling a console table in a way that will make them stand out makes a difference to the interior look of your home. 

About the Author Brittany White

I have loved all things design since I was a little girl. I would don the latest trends in nail art, hairstyles, shoes and clothes. As I grew older, that love for things aesthetically appealing spilled over into interior design. I frequently rearrange the furniture and accessories in my home, or change them completely for a new design aesthetic. I love doing the same for my clients because it’s gratifying to know that I helped them smoothly transition to a new chapter in their lives.

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