In this Style Shot we take a look at console tables. Often over-looked but extremely versatile, the right console table can transform the look of a hallway, living space or bedroom.
The console table has come a long way from its French origins. Traditionally it described a half-moon shaped table fastened to the wall with an S-shaped bracket (called a console). This made the table appear to be free standing.
Having evolved through many designs, including the addition of legs, contemporary consoles come in many shapes, sizes and styles. Nowadays, any long, narrow table or shelf unit falls under the general heading of a console.
Today's Console Table options
There are a wealth of options available to you when choosing a console table. We've taken a few of the key pieces from our range below, to help you decide.
Proving that a modern console doesn't have to be a table, the June from Woood is a slender black metal shelving unit that offers a great alternative to the traditional form.
With plenty of open storage, this is a versatile piece that puts the spotlight on your display, rather than taking the limelight itself. Perfect for a modern industrial hallway or living space, or even as storage in a large bathroom.
Our second offering from Danish designers Woood brings a completely different look and material. The black wood Romy is, strictly speaking, a dressing table. But its small, narrow format makes it equally effective as a console for a smaller hallway.
With storage drawers and a fold-up mirror concealing an additional storage space, this is a practical, compact all-in-one piece that makes its own style statement. A great alternative to the traditional entrance hall table.
Statement, storage or both?
A modern family hallway is a busy place - and there is no end to the stuff that gets left there.
Introducing the Bertie from Nordal. A storage superstar in iron, it has eight roomy drawers and plenty of space on top. And thanks to its high legs, there's also ample shoe storage possibilities below. All packaged in an unashamedly industrial style.
To finish with, something a little more classically console. The gold detailing of Nordal's more traditionally shaped black wood table will start conversations wherever it is placed.
An elegant addition to a sophisticated entrance hall, or a touch of decadence in a plush living space or bedroom. This is a statement piece that won't fail to deliver!
See more Console Tables and Desks!
See our entire range in our Console Tables and Desks section. We have Scandinavian and Art Deco inspired pieces, through to raw urban industrial design styles, so you can find something to fall in love with today!
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