A console table is a great piece of classic furniture that can serve many purposes. They can help finish off the design of a living room or act as the focal point in foyer.
There are many types of console tables available. They are made in every conceivable shape, size, color and material. Not only are they great for decorating but they also are very practical for providing extra storage space within the entryway or foyer for displaying family photos or collectibles.
When starting your search for a console table it will make it a lot easier if you can define some specific criteria to narrow your search down. First decide on the type of material you will want your console table to be made of, such as wood, metal or glass. Then what color you want the finish to be. Try to match the table with other furniture pieces within your home. Ask yourself does your home decor more align with modern sleek lines of do you have a more traditional home with warm colors about.
Determine the size of the console table you will need by taking measurements of the space it is going to be placed in. Take a measurement the length, depth and height. Make sure you subtract enough so the there is space around the sides of the console table so it looks in proportion to the space and not cramped.
Decide the amount of storage and display surface you might want which will depend on where you place the table. You may want a demilune console table with drawers to be placed in an entryway to keep items that are used daily more organized and have less clutter about. A hall or sofa table may have a bottom shelf to hold display items or books.
Choosing a console table is not only important for the looks but also for its function. Shopping for a console table may seem overwhelming with all of the choices out there. Start with your list of criteria and some online comparisons and you should be able to narrow down your selection in no time.