How to choose the right console table

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Console tables are perfect for small, narrow spaces, such as hallways, but also have other uses. Read on to find out all you need to know.

Where to use a console table

Console tables can provide an elegant, space-saving dressing area

* Hallway

Console tables are perfect for hallways that
tend to be small and narrow. Choose a design with drawers to hide notepaper, pens and keys and think about hanging a mirror above to create a
feature and make the room feel larger.

* Dressing table

Use a console table to create a modern dressing table in a bedroom and place baskets underneath it for extra storage.

* Living space

In
an open-plan living space, use a console table to seperate the seating
area from the dining table. Consider placing two large lamps at either
end to create a visual divide, or use the console as a drinks table and
display glassware and wine carafes.

* Desk

In
multi-purpose rooms, use a slim console table as a desk so it doesn’t
protrude into the room to far and interfere with the rest of the
furniture. Place it in an alcove and fit shelves above for a compact
study space.

What style of console table?

A classic wooden design will suit most schemes

* Wooden console tables are the most popular choice as they
are robust and will work in most schemes. For a country feel choose a
rich wood, like oak, or painted wood for a rustic look. In more
contemporary schemes go a rich, dark wood like walnut for a sleek
finish.

* Mirrored console tables are ideal in bedrooms for creating a feminine bourdoir feel.

* Leather or metal tables will create a striking impact and are good for modern schemes.

* Glass or perspex console tables that are see-through are perfect in small, compact spaces as they will make the space feel larger.

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