Published at Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 20:19:57 PM. Console Tables. By Alvarie Mori.
Of course, just like a lot of other items, they have undergone several improvements but one thing is certain: they are great pieces to grace any home with. Just in case you think their relevance is only related to aesthetics, here's a surprise. Consoles are also useful in managing space. What do I mean? These tables can effectively serve as storage units for several items in the home. I could launch into a long speech about the relevance of a console table, but I will be going off my focus. Suffice it to say that getting one of these tables is an investment you won't regret.
When it comes to choosing a console table for your loveseat, make sure you know what you are looking for. Size is important. A loveseat is not always the same height as a sofa is, so you can't assume a console table that will work for your sofa will work for your loveseat. Measure the size and make sure whatever console table you choose will be a complementary height. You want it to be the same height as the arm rests on the loveseat. After all, if you are reaching over for a glass of wine, it needs to be a comfortable reach to get to the glass or to grab that next piece of chocolate without having to completely shift in the seat.
Perhaps you want to add a little Asian allure in your living room with a detailed, black, chest type console table in a classic Chinese design. Make a statement with the Mediterranean flair of a large aged ivory chest type console table with black marble top. Or keep it clean, simple and modern with a black metal table with glass shelves. Any console table you choose will give you the opportunity to display a few favorite photos; a vase of fresh blooms or perhaps a bit of your favorite collections of bits and baubles in old apothecary jars.
Material. As mentioned already, wood gets high marks for durability, although style may cause you to opt for a metal or glass table. Also metal tables with tiles of glass or other material are becoming very popular and show no sign of going away any time soon. The type of material you choose does certainly say a lot about what kind of style you are looking for. Wood tables tend to be very classic in style, while metal tables are usually a bit more contemporary.
Many people today are confused when they think of the furniture term console table. In the past, consoles or hall tables were largely used as a decorative table or furniture item placed within a living area to store or display accessories. Today the console table use in a home decorating project has many more uses, and have in many cases become a focal point for a room.
Most people are under the impression that these tables are strictly for hallways. After all, that's usually where you see most of them when you go in other people's houses. However, these tables are probably the most versatile piece of furniture at your disposal, and can be used in practically any room of the house. Don't limit yourself to using them only in a hallway, try out other areas and rooms of the house. I've seen amazing and elegant console tables in bedrooms, bonus rooms and even kitchens.
You may not have known what they were called but inlays are designs made in the wood of the table. Generally inlays are made of other woods and/or metal inset into a table top surface.