Console tables were once only decorative pieces in sumptuous homes and palaces, but now they are used to house everything from lamps and books to ceramics and artwork. The amount of decor that we can house in a console table might difficult the decoration process itself.
This furniture piece is often found in entryways and can be the support for a stylish design to receive visitors, but it also can be a smart attachment to a living or dining room, where it can act as both extra storage and a stylish surface for display-worthy dishes or picture frames. Above are 10 examples of how to decor console tables:
A statement mirror above a console is always a wonderful idea. This Angra Mirror and Stonehenge Console Table are the perfect match for any room. Both by Boca do Lobo featured at Maison et Objet 2018.
Steve Wynn New York duplex features interiors by Roger Thomas. The living room’s 1977 Roy Lichtenstein canvas hangs above an Hervé Van der Straeten console from Ralph Pucci International. A Picasso painting is also displayed in the hall.
On a console table in fashion designer Reed Krakoff’s New York office, a Christopher Dresser tureen is displayed next to a Marc Newson clock.
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In architect and designer Daniel Romualdez’s Los Angeles living room are a Donald Baechler painting, a bronze bust by Anh Duong, and a vintage console from Dragonette Ltd.
In the entry area of a New York apartment by architect Lee F. Mindel, a vintage André Borderie table lamp combines with artworks by Raoul Dufy and Iran do Espírito Santo atop an Antonio Citterio console table by Hermès.
In the entry hall of this Jean-Louis Deniot–designed Chicago apartment, the mirrored marble-top console is a Serge Roche–inspired piece by Deniot.
Designer Veronica Toub displays John Baldessari works above an Alexandra von Furstenberg console in her Paris apartment.
A sunburst mirror hangs above a console table topped with drawings, books, and flowers in the dining room of Hallmark Cards executive David Jimenez home.
A burlap pouf from Mecox is tucked underneath this console table in Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade’s Los Angeles living room.
A starburst mirror from Lillian August hangs above a Crate & Barrel console in the entryway of a Long Island home designed by Sawyer | Berson.