Making a First Impression with Consoles

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One excellent way to make a dynamic first impression is through the strategic use of consoles. Console tables can be used alone or decorated in a way that makes a dramatic first impression. Consoles can be decorated with a pretty collection of interesting items placed on top of them, artwork displayed on or above them, or even by decorative lamps or hurricane sconces. The idea is to create balance, symmetry, and to showcase some personality in the decorations chosen.

The entryway to any home is always an important place to pay extra attention to, since it makes the first impression. Guests entering may think that the homeowner has fabulous decorating taste in their choices of elegant home furnishings. Most homeowners want this to be the exact first impression they impart to guests.

Consoles come in many design styles, from noble styles like Neoclassical and Louis the XIV to stately traditional styles like Empire, French or Venetian. Console tables can have exquisite marble tops in choices like Emperador or Marquina, or they can have a glass or wooden top. A console with a wooden inlay top, or one made from painted wood, is perfect for creating a cottage ambiance.

Effective use of a console can also solve puzzling dilemmas in the home like a corner that is in the entryway, that would otherwise seem like an awkward space. This unique space can be made into a more useful, functional space with a console that acts as a place to put keys, a wallet, gloves, hats, an umbrella or other necessary items that are sometimes hard to find when one is busy rushing out of the house.

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ARF5519
37.5"H x 50"W x 20"D $5,305.00
ARF4768
33"H x 51.5"W x 14"D $2,340.00
ARF2480
33.5"H x 53"W x 18"D $2,105.00
ARF5521
33"H x 66"W x 20"D $4,185.00
ARF2752
33.5"H x 52"W x 14"D $2,160.00
ARF5367
33"H x 52"W x 15"D $3,215.00
ARF4379
33"H x 54.5"W x 16"D $2,860.00
ARF5028
33"H x 53"W x 16"D $3,120.00
ARF4726
32"H x 46"W x 12"D $2,925.00
CT985
31.5"H x 55.25"W x 18"D $9,298.00
list price:$11,622.50
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CT908
35"H x 46.5"W x 15.25"D $7,298.00
list price:$9,122.50
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CT925
32"H x 29.25"W x 12.75"D $4,350.00
list price:$5,437.50
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Items that are thoughtfully placed on and around console tables can give one an instant feeling of happiness upon entering the home. When a beautiful and much-loved special collection is showcased there, it causes a warm, welcoming feeling. When a memorable or elegant piece of artwork is displayed above the table, a flood of beautiful memories can take one back to the time the art was acquired. Pretty lamps, placed in groups of two for symmetry, add extra light to the space.

Another wonderful decorating idea is to use extra chairs that are not normally used unless a leaf is added to a dining room table. Simply place one chair on each side of the entryway table to add extra seating, perfect for putting on and taking off shoes. Small children and older adults especially will appreciate this extra thoughtfulness. A mirror is another wonderful addition above the table, so those who are rushed on the way out can have one more quick look to be sure their appearance is perfect because first impressions are important.

Industrial Console Table
Large Decorative Urn
Small Decorative Urn
Autumn Color Oil Painting
Le Cirque Sculpture I
Scorched Bronze Accent Lamp
Baroque console table
Empire console table
Venetian glass lamp (gold)
Rustic Console Table
Rustic Side Table
Sulcata Turtle
Dusk - Oil Painting
Draped Chain Chandelier
Adam style console table
Italian Neoclassic Mirror
English style console table
Neoclassic style console table

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