Published at Thursday, September 20th 2018. by Kirsten Cooke in Console Table.
One of the most misunderstood pieces of furniture are console tables. People think that they only place they can be put is at the end of a hallway or behind a couch. The thing is, because of their practicality and beauty, console tables would actually be a fantastic choice for placing in other places throughout your home as well.
A console table is a bit of a riddle. It can be a hall table or a side table, but is generally not an end table. It can be a sofa table or a coffee table or accent table, but not a dining room table. And never, ever is it a mathematical table! To solve the mystery of this extremely versatile item, a general guideline for a console table is that it is usually a rectangular piece of furniture that ranges from 2 to 4 feet in length and stands about waist high. Some console tables may be half-moon shaped or round, but the most commonly recognized shape is a long rectangle.
Now that you have decided what type and what shape of console table you want you can look at the finer details such as color and accents. It is easy to add a punch of refreshing color and style to a tired, dim room. Add some flair with a striped table in the living room behind your sofa. Or try some Asian allure with a black and red hand painted table in the hall. Deciding on the color and style is the fun part because you can change the whole mood of the room with one little table.
Chances are, you're probably sitting in a room right now that could use console tables. Shopping online is easy; having your laptop in front of you helps you visualize where the piece will go and whether it fits with your existing décor. Another advantage of online shopping is that no salesperson will follow you around the showroom, so you are free to jump from page to page on a website filled with hundreds of choices without constant, unneeded banter and high pressure sales pitches. And you'll never have to try to squeeze that piece of furniture into your Smart car!
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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