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Console Tables Buying Guide

Console Tables Buying Guide - Discover the top five features to consider when buying your next console table. What type, material, style, size and other features should your console table have?

14 Feb 2020

How to choose the best console table?

What console table type should I choose?

When buying a console choosing the right type to match your room decor is very important. Console tables usually come in these types:

  • Standard console tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes, especially rectangular and oval;
  • Storage console tables offer extra places to house things out of sight or in plain sight, if you prefer open shelving to hidden storage;
  • Wine console tables are great to keep a small, select collection of wines;

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What material should the console table be made of?

Console tables can be made of a wide variety of materials, but the most common are wood console tables, these tend to be more durable and robust. Other materials to check before you buy are:

  • Wood console tables
  • Metal console tables
  • Glass top console tables
  • Mirrored console tables
  • Marble console tables
  • Concrete effect console tables

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What console table style should I choose?

Console tables usually have one of the following styles:

  • Traditional console tables are usually made of wood and contains medium wood finishes or dark wood finishes;
  • Transitional console tables have a relaxed look because decoration is pared down and is not as ornate;
  • Contemporary console tables have have an uncluttered and relaxed appearance focussing on function and form;
  • Modern console tables tend to have a geometric or asymmetrical form and style;
  • Country console tables often are built of wood and can have scalloped edges, wainscoting and turned legs;
  • Eclectic console tables have a variety of different design and style aspects;


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Which console table size should I choose?

Console tables come in a range of sizes from small to medium to large. They are also narrow and wide.

  • Small console tables are ideal for smaller sized rooms and some even have a drawer to offer more storage;
  • Medium console tables are larger than the small tables and have a wider fixed top;
  • Large console tables bring timeless style to your decoration scheme and provide ample space for styling and storage;


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What other console tables features should I consider?

Console tables additional considerations are:

  • Location - Usually console tables are placed against sofas - so make sure it measures the same height of it or just a bit below
  • Budget - Make sure you have a clear budget and stick to it, so you can narrow down the choices of console tables for your home
  • Decor - Make sure you buy a console that matches your current room decor
  • Room size - For small rooms lighter console tables are the best
  • Rooms - Console tables are suitable for hallways, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms

Staall Tip: if you buy a console table for the hallway choose the ones with a drawer to provide extra storage.

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