For such a useful piece of furniture, it’s surprising just how many people don’t know what a console table actually is. *googles term*. Nope, it’s not the surface of your old Playstation used to balance the odd cuppa on. Whilst most people have them in their homes, the console is a furniture piece that is often overlooked and taken for granted.

But not only does the size of a console table give it a whole range of different purposes, they’re also perfect for homes of demanding compact necessity as well as larger spaces requiring a little minimalism. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to spice up your console table, or you simply need some advice on where to put yours, here are 4 IDEAL places to use a console table in your home.

WARM & WELCOMING 

Introducing a console table to your hallway or the entrance to your home makes great interior design sense for a number of reasons. Firstly, having a space to keep important items such as your house and car keys, post and letters, as well as other miscellaneous stuff that comes through your front door, is simply really useful. You’ll also find that having a console table in the hallway provides the perfect pedastool for a stylish lamp to brighten the area up, as well as giving you space to display beautiful family photos that people will see the moment they enter your home. In short, positioning your oak console table in the hallway can make such a difference to the overall look and feel of this part of the home, especially when it’s traditionally a functional space that lacks character and style if not decorated properly and as such, simply passed through.

ENHANCED ENTERTAINMENT

The majority of homes have a television in the living area, and this provides the perfect opportunity for a bold focal point to bring some character to the room. Whilst the most obvious choice for holding the television may be a stylish TV stand, this is where a console table can come in very handy, as it’s multipurpose and carries great versatility. Using your console table to hold the television is ideal for saving a substantial amount of space, whilst also keeping the room neat and compact. With so many different console table designs available, with added shelving and drawers, you can find the perfect design to suit your requirements and make the perfect choice to enhance the entertainment features within the living room, games room or even bedroom!

WORKING WONDERS

Having a home office is a luxury lots of people would love, whether that’s to work from home or to simply have a dedicated space to complete some ‘life admin’ tasks. It can become a task and a half having to balance bills and numerous pieces of paper in one place, staying organised at the same time, which is why it’s really good to have an area in the home to dedicate to this. Whether you have the space for an office, or you literally have a small area of the kitchen to work with, by adding a console table to this space you can give yourself some essential surface real estate to hold your laptop, computer and paperwork, whilst still keeping the room looking stylish and neat.

BEDROOM BEAUTY

One of the most popular uses for a console table within the bedroom is to provide you with a practical space for getting ready. Much like a dressing table or vanity desk, a console table is perfect for adding some storage to the room, whilst keeping the style and character clear and consistent. You can dress your console table with a chic mirror, some personal touches such as ornaments and photos and even some fresh flowers to brighten up the area. Job done.