8 Great Ways Of Designing The Perfect Console Table

Who doesn’t love a console table?  It’s such a useful piece of furniture, it adds storage and style to a narrow space in a foyer or tucks up nicely behind the back of a sofa. I rounded up several favorite examples of console tables that add both beauty and practicality to space. I noticed many commonalities in the way that they’re styled with layered objects, here’s a list of “no-fail” objects to gather on yours too.

Branches or Botanicals. One of my favorite things from nature to add to any vignette are branches. In any season, they are tall and sculptural and reach up high into vertical wall space adding organic appeal. But anything botanical works on a console table and adds that “something living” element such as a small vase of flowers or a collection of succulents or a just a few yard clippings from a favorite perennial.

Baskets. Baskets fill the negative space below a console table and add desirable texture. They also bring the benefit of extra storage: linens in a dining room, wood in a living room, shoes in an entry. etc.

Lamps. Singular or in pairs, lamps add the obvious: light! Or better yet, dimmer light than overhead chandeliers for greater ambiance. A great lamp will also be statuesque on your console if its base is curved, faceted, colorful, or alluring in some way. 

Books. New or old, a stack of hardcover books is always appealing on the interesting topics of travel, architecture, history, or design. In a community space, make them ones that visitors will want to thumb through during their stay.

with mutually enriching juxtapositions of refined and ordinary pieces.with mutually enriching juxtapositions of refined and ordinary pieces.A master of illusion, the artist illustrates, once again, that deceptive appearances can be unexpectedly exciting. I love having a lamp to turn, place to put our keys, light a candle so it smells yummy when you walk in, and a little space to decorate when the holidays approach!  So here’s the final outcome….

Mirrors. If your console table is against a wall, prop it with a mirror or hang one above. Mirrors serve two functions, they’re decorative and they pull light into a space, win win! 

Art Collection. Variety is the spice of life as they say and it applies to the gallery wall too. A collection of art puts your personality on display and allows you to get creative by varying both the frames and/or content above your console table.

Distinctive Pieces. A console is a great spot for your unique pair of carved animals or an interesting collection of objets d’art, they’ll be visible to admire for all who pass by   

Personal Mementos. Your home is your haven, it should reflect who you are and the life you lead. Lamps and books and art are all lovely but it’s those little things like family pictures that make a house a home. Include them in your console table styling!

Decorating Your Entryway With Style

The first thing that someone sees when they enter your home is your entry way. Unfortunately, this often small space is regularly over looked and understated! This is why your entryway needs to reflect the experience that you want your guests to have when they come to visit. Showhome Furniture wants to help you create the most amazing entryway possible! Even though the entryway is often a smaller room than regular, there are tons of things that we can do to help you create the most beautiful stay possible.

Today, we are going to give you some tips on picking the perfect furniture and accessories for whatever space you are working with.  If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call us and ask our amazing design team for suggestions.  You can also book a free design consultation from Showhome Furniture anytime. Our amazing designers love to help our clients create a space that will bring you and your guests great enjoyment.

The first thing that you need to consider when starting a new project is to look at the space you are working with.  Is your entryway large or is it smaller? The size of your entryway will in part dictate the size of furniture that you want to use.

One of the most important pieces of furniture in your entryway should be something to sit on. This makes getting your shoes on and off easy and comfortable. A sleek chair, or bench is a great way of inviting guests to sit down. Adding a pillow or throw will make your entryway even more inviting leave your guests with the feeling of being cared for.

Because we are often tracking through our entry way and it acts a point part for hello’s and good-byes, having an appropriate storage shelf, or can be extremely helpful.

Welcome your guests with tasteful art pieces on the wall or other decor items. A mirror is always a nice touch and give your guests and you a chance to touch up.

Make sure the lighting in your entryway is bright. A bright entryway is a must and really allows people to feel comfortable. At Showhome Furniture we have a ton of different styles of light perfect for your entryway.

Lastly, think of the floor. Entryways look great with modern or classic tiles, or a beautiful rug.

As you can see, there are tons that you can do to your entryway that will create a beautiful space for you and your guests to enjoy.