Buy Console Tables to Complement Your Space
In the living room, you may find a console table similar to those found in hallways and entryways. Often, these are referred to as sofa tables. They are typically the height of a desk or the back of the couch and may be placed behind the sofa. Usually rectangular in shape, they may also be rounded or shaped in a particular style. In comparison to consoles, console tables often have four legs and support themselves as opposed to being mounted on the wall.
Console tables placed in living rooms are typically used as media centers or shelving for pictures and other décor. If they have shelves underneath, they are also great for putting books or general decorative items. Some tables may also have intricate legs and support, making them beautiful display pieces as well as functional furniture.
If you have items in your living room that you haven’t found an ideal spot for, perhaps a console table will suit your space. As they are naturally long and narrow surfaces, they fit in most spaces and add a finishing touch. At Carrocel, we have a one of a kind product selection that spans through many eras and includes vintage, modern and custom pieces. Our items each have a unique and striking appearance, adding a beautiful touch to your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the purpose of a console table?
Console tables are pieces of accent furniture that are narrow in-depth but steady and supportive, allowing them to serve different functions in different spaces. When placed by the entryway, console tables provide a strong focal point and give guests a striking first impression as they enter your home. With decorations such as family photos, a mirror, or a lamp, console tables create the perfect spot to welcome guests.
Q2. What is the difference between a console and a sofa table?
There are several differences between console tables and sofa tables. However, the main difference is placement. Console tables can be placed practically anywhere in the house, whereas sofa tables are designed to go behind a sofa.
Q3. Should the console table be taller than a couch?
No, it shouldn't. When placed against the back of a sofa, the console table should be the same height as the sofa, as with sofa tables.
Q4. How long should a console table be?
Any length you need is fine. However, if you’re going to be using your console table as a sofa table, it should be between half to nearly the full length of the sofa. Keep in mind that you should allow at least 6 inches from each end of the sofa.
Q5. How do you style a console table like a pro?
When styled properly, console tables present a great opportunity to give the room a new look and freshen up the space. These tips can help you effortlessly style your table.
Create an anchor
Have a sizeable focal point in the middle of your console table. This can be a piece of art, a mirror, or even a couple of photos to help ‘ground’ the table.
A simple design rule to remember is to style a table using an assortment of high, medium and low objects. Don’t be scared to add layers of height – a vase with tall decorative sticks and flowers, a table lamp, picture frames, and more.
Go under the table
As you style your table, don’t forget to style under the table as well. Poufs or a bench for extra seating are great options.
Console tables tend to be longer than side tables or end tables. When styling, try to create a balance by layering objects towards the middle and not focusing on just one side or only the middle.
Add a natural or organic element
Console tables often tend to feature objects such as lamps, books, boxes, or vases. Give life and a visual appeal to your console table by adding organic or natural elements such as flowers or a terrarium.
For more information about the console and sofa tables available from Carrocel, contact us or come in. If you’re interested in viewing the pieces we currently have in stock, please visit the showroom or view our online catalogue.