Console Tables – Spring 2020 Style Shot

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.

Woood June Black Metal Console Table from Accessories for the Home

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.

Woood Romy Black Wood Dressing Table from Accessories for the Home

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?

Nordal Bertie 8-Drawer Black Iron Console from Accessories for the Home

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.

Nordal Black Wood and Gold Console Table from Accessories for the Home

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!

More from our designers

We’ve showcased pieces from Woood and Nordal in this Style Shot. Visit their websites to read more about their design philosophy.

Autumn Winter 2019 Style Shot – Sideboards

When it comes to sorting your storage, it’s easy to overlook this most practical and established furniture stalwart. In this Style Shot we look at sideboards, and spotlight a specific industrial styled piece that we love …

Sideboards rose to prominence during the 19th Century, as houses started to include dedicated dining rooms. Pioneers of practicality, they offered a flat top to serve food, and cabinets to store cutlery, crockery and other essential homewares.

These early examples were ornate in design and used expensive woods and veneers – underlining their importance within the home.

Sideboards for every room

No longer confined to the dining room, modern sideboards adorn almost every room of the house, with design inspiration as eclectic and varied as ever.

With so much choice, the distinction between sideboards, buffets, credenzas, consoles or just plain old cabinets is increasingly blurred, but, whatever you choose to call them, no home is complete without one.

When considering a sideboard, consider height, as well as width. Place ambient lighting on a lower sideboard, or use as a media unit. Taller pieces will dominate a space, so use them to make statement displays.

Drawers and cupboards impact the look of the piece, but also offer very different storage options. Stick to drawers if you have a lot of small items to stow away, use cupboards for larger, deeper items.

Dutchbone Sol Vintage Style Low Sideboard from the sideboards range at Accessories for the Home

Our spotlight today is on the Sol, from Danish design house Dutchbone. We love the vintage school furniture feel of the drawer hardware. But it’s the unique open-fronted drawers that really do it for us, with the emphasis firmly on display. Use for ornaments and lighting, or house your media centre – a true stand-out piece!

The Sol is one of a range of industrial, urban and vintage style sideboards we’ve curated from the most innovative furniture designers. Browse our Sideboards category for more inspiration.