25 Ways to Decorate a Console Table
Is there any piece of furniture more versatile than the console table? It's the perfect height behind a sofa for placing lamps, and in the hallway to make it the drop station for keys. It can serve as a spot for extra serving dishes in the dining room, or function as a vanity in the bedroom when there is a mirror above it. In the family room, you can use it to store media underneath a television set, or tuck a stool under it for a convenient laptop desk. With a narrow surface, it's too small to be a serious work surface but big enough to be a fantastic spot to decorate.
Small surfaces, like console tables, are the perfect places to really insert personality in your home. Instead of letting your console table get filled up with odds and ends of household clutter, put a little thought into what goes on there. There are a number of ways to do this, but I've chosen five techniques to share with you today: symmetry, asymmetry, collections, functionality, and color.
You can never go wrong with a symmetrical display. But try to keep it from getting boring. Try adding different textures and vary the heights of the items. and don't underestimate the power of fresh or very nice looking fake flowers and plants.
Lovely Symmetrical arrangement! | Design Crush
City Apartment | Phoebe Howard
Chic Magenta, simple design, but the layered patterns and bright pops of magenta pack a punch for sure! | Flashdecor
The center items on this table aren't perfectly symmetrical but the repeated elements for the art works and graphic vases, really speak symmetry to me. | Featured on Remodelaholic
Again the strong elements in this space make the display feel very symmetrical. And who doesn't love the punch of yellow?! | Pinterest
Traditionally Fresh | Perfectly Imperfect Life
Neutrals | Phoebe Howard
Family Storage | Red Door Home
The trick to asymmetry is balance. You don't want both sides to be the same but you want the to visually balance each other out. there are several ways to accomplish this look. By using a splash of the same color on either side, to help your eye travel from side to side easily. Also keep in mind the general heights of items, you don't want them all to be the same height. You want the items to vary.
Notice the small pops of yellow on either side of this very sparsely decorated table. It really helps to allow your eye to travel easily from side to side. | Featured at Remodelaholic
Classic Meets Contemporary | The Zhush
Organic Glamour | The Zhush
Short and Tall Clusters | Bower Power
Vintage Charm | Better Homes and Gardens
Distressed Buffet | Tip Junkie