Console tables are convenient pieces of furniture to store keys, phones, address books, plants and the like. A console table can even work well in small spaces, especially hallways, as they come in various shapes and sizes to fit even the most compact of spaces. Whether you’re after a narrow console table, a console table with drawers, or even a mirrored console table, you’ll be sure to find the right one for you.
What are the most popular console tables?
As with most furniture, it will ultimately come down to preference and your own decorating style. Black console tables and white console tables are the most popular, as both will work with most interiors. However, mirrored console tables are also favoured for a luxe look, plus they’re great for reflecting light. For a pared-back, natural look, choose wood and opt for an oak console table.
Is a narrow console table ideal for small spaces?
Narrow console tables are brilliant for narrow hallways and tight spaces. Some narrow console tables have drawers to provide space for keys and letters, while others are more decorative, perfect for displaying plants and coffee table books (with extra storage space underneath).
Console tables are versatile pieces and can be used for multiple functions. ‘You should first consider what purpose you need your furniture to serve,’says Sam Baldry, Head of Design at Swoon. ‘Having a clear idea of how you intend to utilise your table will help you asses which one is the right fit for your home.’
If you’re searching for a hallway console table and you don’t have a lot of space to play with, ensure it will be a beneficial addition to your entryway and that you can maximise its use. Either way, choosing a small console table will be your best option.
Should I choose a console table with drawers?
If you want a console table with storage then choose a design that comes with drawers. These are ideal if you need somewhere to store keys, post or personal belongings. Some console tables come with one large drawer, while others have two smaller drawers. You may even find a console table with a shelf below for extra storage.
Nadia McCowan Hill, Wayfair‘s resident style advisor, says choosing a console table with in-built drawers is the ‘smart choice’, adding: ‘While the surface can act as a platform for a showcase of statement lighting, artwork and beautiful blooms, the in-built drawers will act as a brilliant place to pop incoming paperwork, keys and other bits and bobs.’
On that note, take a look at our favourite console tables to buy now…
Wood Console Table — Best Console Table
Azrou console table
Create a scene-stealing entrance with this impressive wood console table. Crafted from natural cane, it has a rounded shape and a spacious shelf on top.
Cheap Console Table — Best Console Table
Gracelyn Console Table
Embrace Scandi design with Wayfair’s white console table. Made from solid and manufactured wood, it has splayed legs, one drawer and a natural wood grain finish.
Narrow Console Table — Best Console Table
Dade Console Table
Crafted from iron, this on-trend narrow console table has a modern abstract design to create the ultimate style statement. Complete with security brackets to support the frame, place it in the hallway, bedroom or living room.
Blue Console Table — Best Console Table
Trixie Two Drawer Console Desk Blue
In love with this style? So are we. Add a burst of colour to your interiors with this blue console table from our Homebase x House Beautiful range. With two handy drawers and gold legs, it’s a stunning addition to any home.
Scandi Console Table — Best Console Table
Stave Storage Console Table, Natural
We’ve got our eye on this Scandi-inspired console table with storage, which has been made from high-quality oak veneer. It might have just one drawer, but it’s wonderfully minimal in every way possible.
‘If you’re living in a large open plan space, you can use a console to help divide the room,’ suggests Nadia. ‘Instead of placing your table up against the wall, why not run it flush behind a sofa floating in the middle of the room for a fabulous look with serious finesse?’
Black Console Table — Best Console Table
Sadie Console Table in Charcoal
Looking for a black console table? This contemporary style has a beautifully patterned frieze on the edge of the tray, plus modern criss-cross wooden legs. Best of all, the tray offers a guard so nothing will fall off.
Mirrored Console Table — Best Console Table
Eos Console Table
Perfect for contemporary homes, a mirrored console table will automatically make a room feel much bigger as they reflect light. We love this style from Perch & Parrow, which will add class to any hall or entryway.
Gold Console Table — Best Console Table
Sullivan Gold Effect Slim Console Table
Go gold at home with this slim console table, perfect for covering an unsightly radiator. Modern and minimalist, it has a marble top and gold legs. So stylish!
Navy Console Table — Best Console Table
John Lewis & Partners Fern Console Table, Ink
Accent your space with a stylish console table, such as this wood and navy style form John Lewis’ ANYDAY range. Ideal for hallways or narrow alcoves, it has two drawers and a practical shelf underneath.
Mid-Century Modern Console Table — Best Console Table
Cubist Console Table
Bring a grown-up touch to your space with this sleek, handleless console table. With a luxe feel, it has tapered splayed legs and a warm wood finish.
Slim Console Table — Best Console Table
Nottingham Console Table
Slimline and smart, this slim console table has a wooden table top and black lacquered metal legs. Easy to build, this design is ideal for a room where space is at a premium.
White Console Table — Best Console Table
Padstow Console Table
If you have a little more space, consider getting your hands on this country-inspired console table in white. The two shelves makes it practical for storing shoes and bags, while handy drawers provide a spot to store post.
Oak Console Table — Best Console Table
Jucca Solid Oak Console Table
With an oblong shape and tapered feet, this solid oak console table will bring a natural feel to your decor. We love the little shelf underneath, which is perfect for displaying a seagrass basket.
Glass Console Table — Best Console Table
Claudia Gold Effect Console Table
Make a style statement with this tiered gold console table from Dunelm. Featuring tempered glass tops, mirrored accents, and stunning gold effect finishes, it would also make a rather lovely drinks cabinet. Grab your favourite glasses and show them off…
Nadia adds: ‘Lovers of “shelfie style” might also like to choose a tiered design which will afford you even more space to break out your inner stylista!’
Rattan Console Table — Best Console Table
Flat Rattan Webbing Console Table
We’re crushing on this console table, which has an on-trend rattan finish. The two deep drawers provide ample storage, while the brass painted iron frame adds a touch of luxe.
Marble Console Table — Best Console Table
Marble console table
Create wow factor in your home with this marble console table. Right at the top of our wish list, it has two marble shelves and slim black legs — the ultimate effortless design.
Console Table With Drawers — Best Console Table
Slimline console table
A hallway console table is often the first piece of furniture you’ll see when entering your home, which is why this style from Swoon is perfect to add to your wish list. With black slimline legs and soft wooden drawers, it’s ideal if you’re on the hunt for something smart and fuss-free.
White Console Table — Best Console Table
2-Drawer Console Table – White
Looking for a white console table with drawers? This affordable style has two shelves for magazines, as well as two practical drawers to hide clutter.
Wood-Effect Console Table — Best Console Table
Nomad Console Table – Oak
Combining black metal legs with a rustic oak wood-effect top, this console table is ideal for a more traditional home. It will fit nicely into a narrow space, while the bottom shelf is perfect for extra storage.
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