Published at Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 20:10:25 PM. Console Tables. By Hisae Miura.
Console tables come in every shape, size, color and style you can imagine. This means that you will be able to find a huge variety on anything you are looking for. You don't have to make any quick decisions as that could cost you money and time wasted. You need to make sure that you know what type of console table you are looking for before starting to search as this will also help you save time and money. There are many places that you could find what you are looking for that you have never even considered so what I would suggest is that you make some internet research first in order to find the most common places that one can find console tables and start your search from there.
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.
Then there are the shelves themselves to consider. Wood console tables sometimes have two or three shelves under the top allowing for all sorts of décor items to be added. Books, flowers, decorative boxes or figurines can find a home on these shelves, making the console table a focal point and a storage unit all in one.
Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to style is the fact that some tables are extremely trendy for a short period of time, while others have a very classic look that will stay in style for years to come. Just remember that console tables, especially those in the entryway of your home, are often the first piece of furniture visitors will notice. This means it is much better to purchase a classic-looking table rather than a trendy one that will be out of style in a year or two.
Not all wood console tables are just simple wooden tables with legs and a drawer or shelf. Indeed, some wood console tables are much fancier, even rivaling their ritzy furniture siblings made of marble and other luxurious materials. By using exotic woods or inlays, a wood console table can take on an air of luxury and sophistication.
Once you see the variety of console tables available and their myriad of uses you may just find one for every room. Try one as a TV stand in the bedroom or a writing desk in the corner of the family room, or even as a catch all in the entryway. It is perfect resting spot for keys or a handbag. And besides use you can narrow down your search by shape, style or top material. Say you want a half circle table with lots of drawers or maybe one with a tropical twist wrapped in woven sea grass. Maybe you want a rectangular one with a roomy lower shelf for displaying a few things. You'll easily find the console table of your dreams hen you shop online and since you'll be at home you can take measurements to ensure that you find a table that fits perfectly in your designated space.
Finally, don't forget the storage option. You will often get to choose between drawers, shelves, or possibly both on a console table. You need to select the combination that will work the best for you. Having a console table with only shelves may spoil any surprise, as a ring box would be in plain sight.