Published at Friday, September 14th 2018. by Sasha Fleming in Console Table.
Console tables in your foyer do not need to be strictly decorative additions to the space. When you step in the front door, the console table is a logical place to drop your keys, the mail, and whatever else is in your hands. If you find one with drawers or a storage base, you can tuck away the children's gloves or the dog's leash. When it's outfitted with a mirror, it's a perfect place to take a glance at your hair or makeup before you walk out the door.
Another great area for console tables is the den or family room. Console tables with two or three large drawers are a perfect place to store all those board games that the family will gather to play on game night.
If you are looking for a console table to place next to your front door so that you can leave your keys when you get in you house then what you are looking for is an entrance console table. Such a table is usually long and has enough space for some decorative elements such as some pictures of your family or a beautiful lamp.
Consoles are constructed out of many different materials including natural wood, stained or painted wood, metal, and glass. By far the most popular type is a wood console table with a decorative element like fluted legs, or a small amount of carving along the bottom edge of the rails. Most tables are made with four legs supporting the top, while some make an interesting design statement using two legs on the rear and one centrally located leg in the front. This three legged table is usually small in stance and design, and makes for a gorgeous addition to a more narrow hallway. Always check to see if the manufacture designed in a drawer for storage of car keys and the like. This hall table or console table with drawer make for a great addition.
If you are just looking a table to place behind your sofa for decorative purposes then you are looking to get a sofa console table. This is again usually rectangular shaped and long. In this case, you can again place some pictures of your family and friends on top or anything else that you thing would look nice. What I think you should be careful of though here is that you don't place any tall or fragile objects on such a table as this would be risky. It is not rare that someone stretches while sitting in the sofa so this could result in him pushing something of the table and I bet you wouldn't want your mother's expensive vase breaking in pieces. Go with short objects such as picture frames. If you definitely want to have something tall on it then at least make sure that it is heavy enough so that it has a better balance.
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