In times past, console tables were highly fashionable items of furniture, often found in the homes of the wealthy. These tables were expertly designed and crafted, making them practical and beautiful.
Today, the console table has made a comeback, gracing the homes of those from all walks of life, not just the super-rich! And we are at the forefront when it comes to affordable furniture, with our carefully curated selection of amazing console tables.
If you are considering getting one, read on to discover why it's a great idea, and find out how we can help you get the best table.
Your living room may be set up exactly how you like it. However, there's always stuff that needs a home; remote controls, magazines, phones, ornaments, a lamp, etc. Console tables are the perfect answer, offering the storage space you desperately need.
They're also a handy place for drinks, especially if there's no room for a coffee table.
Alternatively, if it's not practical to have more furniture in your living room, you could put a console table with storage in your hall or landing, maybe even your bedroom.
Hallway console tables are very traditional. They are handy for keeping things tidy, perhaps with a basket for keys or a letter rack for mail.
You can view our entire range of hallway tables (as well as a fantastic selection of other furniture) on our website. Here's an overview of the types you can find:
Wood is incredibly versatile and is used to achieve many different styles, from traditional to rustic, contemporary to avant-garde. Wood console tables are among the most popular and you can choose to enjoy the natural grain of walnut or oak, or a solid wood unit tastefully enhanced in a range of beautiful colours.
Many of these come with drawers, extra shelves, or both! Some have a lower shelf with wicker baskets, ideal for creating storage space.
How about a fascinating teak root, with a rustic teak slab or toughened glass as a tabletop?
Glass console tables are another popular choice that immediately creates an impression of luxury and grandeur, whether in a traditional or contemporary style. Some of our units pay homage to the art deco style, while others are futuristic, with a pleasing simplicity.
Be sure to browse our large collection of mirrored console tables!
A leather or faux-leather look is amazing in the right setting. This material softens the ambience, adding a sense of calm to the room.
We have a good selection of these units, in brown and white or black and white cowhide, or natural leather.
Some of our metal units have an uncompromisingly industrial appearance, which is great if that's your preference. However, for something more glamorous, you can't beat gleaming stainless steel. And for an added touch of glitz, we have units with a gold, nickel, bronze, or pewter-effect finish.
Onyx or cheese stone are set against a stainless steel frame, providing a sense of solidity and endurance. These are a great choice for the more bold and assertive character.
The ultimate in opulence, marble naturally adds class and sophistication. Bear in mind that these units will be heavy! If that's an issue for you, why not check out our marble-effect units? They're super-affordable and still offer great quality, but they're much lighter.
Of course, some of our console tables use a mix of these beautiful materials to create unique and breath-taking units.
Our online store gives you a head-start here, as we stock a wide variety of sizes, styles and colours that are sure to please.
Before deciding, think about the dimensions of your new table and how it will look when in place in your house. You'll need to ensure there's room for your console table without it causing problems; you don't want it protruding too far, especially if it's placed in a hallway.
One feature of our console tables is that they are narrow enough to suit most spaces without taking up valuable room.
Do you need extra storage? Why not choose a unit with added shelves or drawers?
Do you want a traditional, classic, or contemporary look? Many of our units have a timeless classic appeal, meaning that they'll fit in with most decor schemes. You'll find industrial console tables, some with a mirror finish.
Others are on the quirky side (there's even a table that incorporates a classic bicycle!), retro-chic, or ultra-modern - the choice is yours.
As mentioned above, the console tables were traditionally set in the hallway. However, many people use them as part of their dining room furniture or put them in the living room, upstairs landing, bedroom, or even a home office.
Essentially, it's up to you! The main thing is that it should complement the rest of your decor. And with our furniture collection, you're bound to discover the perfect table for your home.
As for the actual position, it's usually best to set them against a wall. Unlike coffee tables, these units are often taller, making them prone to being knocked over if placed in the centre of a room. This is especially important if you use your console table to display photos or ornaments.
If you are using this unit in your living room, why not put it close by your sofa? This will provide a handy place for drinks.
Many people situate their new console table in a corner where it's difficult to fit other furniture. Do you have an alcove or unused doorway? What about those unusable spaces between walls and doors? These are ideal spots for a console table!
When you browse our online shop, you may be overwhelmed by the choice on offer! Feel free to chat with our friendly team who will be only too pleased to give inspiration, as well as guidance on colour and style, helping you to choose the perfect console table at an affordable price.
The best news is that you don't need to compromise on quality in order to own a stunning piece of modern furniture.