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Console Tables

antique silver console table with antiqued mirror panels
antique silver console table
18th-century French style carved wood console table with hand-painted medium brown finish antique gold-leaf trim and black Marquina marble top
French console table
Louis XIV style carved wood console table with pickled pine finish, gold-leaf accents and Valencia marble top with beveled edge
Louis XIV console table
Empire style carved wood console table with antique gold-leaf and ivory finish, Valencia marble top with beveled edge
Empire console table
Louis XVI style half-round console table with mahogany veneer, inlaid with maple, cherry and palissander wood
Louis XVI console table
19th-century English style console table with oak burl and walnut veneer, one drawer and antique brass hardware
English console table
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Console Tables for any Room in Your Home

Console tables are somewhat misunderstood. Some folks seem to think that they have a limited use in the home. Nothing could be further from the truth! Often found positioned behind a sofa or settee, console tables are among the most versatile pieces of furniture in the home.

Console tables are tall, shallow tables with varying widths. It's easy to see that these tables will fit nearly anywhere a standard occasional table can’t go or isn't practical. Sure, you can put one behind a sofa, but you don't have stop there. Console tables can be located in so many areas – the variations are endless.

Choosing the right location for your console table is really easy. Any spot in your home that needs a little "something" but where an occasional table or end table doesn't fit well is a great place for a console table. If an area is large, is an odd shape or contains a feature that interferes with other pieces, a console table might be just right. A hint: Don't hide your console table behind a sofa where no one will see it! A console table is a beautiful piece of art – show it off!

Try these ideas to add charm and elegance to your home:
• A console table in the entryway can serve as a butler for your comings and goings. Place your keys in a basket or box for easy access. It's also a great place for busy families to leave notes for each other. Put a mirror or a sconce on the wall above it to balance the look.

french style console table - room decor with console table

• Place a console table in a coordinating style and color between two matching pieces of furniture, such as small chests or bookshelves.
• In hallways, console tables add elegance to an otherwise furniture-free area. Accent a piece of wall art by placing a console table beneath and decorate with items to compliment the colors or textures of the art.
• Create interest in a non-functioning fireplace with a console table placed inside. Of course, you want to be sure to clean out the hearth first. Decorate with items that will show up in the darkened area – or place a light source inside to enhance the drama.
• The office, bedroom, powder room – even a walk-in closet are excellent places for a console table. Dining rooms, A/V rooms, sunrooms or the nursery also work well. Walk through your home to see what possibilities a console table or two (or three) will do to help balance out your decor.

Console tables are a beautiful, stylish addition to your home. They not only provides a surface for items in places where other tables won’t go, but also reflects your personal style in a manner that speaks volumes.

Since a coffee table sits near the center of a room or a conversation area, it naturally holds a point of focus. Your choice of table makes a huge difference in the look and feel of the room, so be sure that your table not only offers the function that you need but also provides a reflection of your style and helps to bring the room

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