Looking for a useful little piece of furniture that adds extra storage where you need it? Take a look at our collection of console tables for inspiration. These clever slim-line pieces both fit into narrow spaces such as hallways or corridors and can be placed against the wall or behind a sofa in a larger living space. Their unique talent is to add an extra surface for a table lamp or vase of flowers - many of them have a drawer too, which is handy for storage. Choose a practical Scandi-style side table, a mid-century modern look or an investment piece in silvered wood - browse our selection and see which style takes your fancy!
1. Fonteyn Console Table
Fabulously stylish console designed by Steuart Padwick that can double as an occasional desk. Has handy drawers for added storage. Engineered wood with oak and walnut veneer, solid oak legs and clear lacquer finish.
2. Alderley Oak Console Table
Handy slimline console table that is perfect for a narrow hallway. Features two drawers with brushed steel handles and one low shelf. Oak and veneer finished with a clear lacquer.
3. Marie Console Table
Shabby-chic style, hand-carved console table with elegant brass handle and roomy drawer that is large enough for storing a laptop or iPad. Elegant enough for a living or dining room as well as the hallway. Sustainably sourced mango wood.
Marie Console Table, £295, Within
4. Cercle Console Table
Vintage-style console table painted in Pale Olive with a distressed effect. Features include three drawers, plus a lower shelf. The drawers are decorated with a carved circular motif, each with an antiqued brass ring pull for a rustic look. The soft green shade is a smart alternative to neutral and the unpolished finish is a great match for modern, relaxed interiors. Mango-wood top.
5. Plato Console Table
Simple console design with table top wrapped in steel frame. Its slimline profile makes it a nice fit for smaller, narrower spaces and the hi-sheen metal adds a lovely modern touch. Teak and stainless steel.
6. Trinity Silver and Black Console Table
This Boca do Lobo console combines beautiful craftsmanship with elegant design and is finished with silver leaf and hand-crafted brass hardware. A black glass box with floral etched accents encases the drawers. An impressive investment piece. Finish copper leaf.
7. Oslo Walnut Console Table
Scandinavian and retro styling give this console table a truly modern edge. It features two half-width drawers with cut-out handles. A matching dining table and chairs and other storage pieces are also available. Solid beech and walnut veneer.
Oslo Walnut Console Table, £596, Oak Furniture Solutions
8. Provence Console Table
There's a fabulous French vintage feel to this smart console table, thanks to its curving cabriole legs and soft grey finish. There are three good-sized drawers with hand-cast brass handles. At its best in a neutral decorating scheme like this one, which shows off the hand-painted finish to best effect.
9. Ellesmere Console Table
There's something of the 1950s in the curved lines of this mid-century style console table where the natural beauty of oak has been teamed with a touch of modern minimalism. A streamlined design versatile enough for any room in the house. Unstained American oak.
Ellesmere Console Table, £399, Multiyork Furniture
10. Milton Console Table
Perfect for all your living spaces, this console is made from kiln-dried solid oak, oak veneers and man-made materials with antiqued pewter handles. Periodic oiling is required to maintain the finish. Man-made materials and oak veneer.
Milton Console Table, £507, Laura Ashley
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