Whether you live in a house, large or small, or apartment you probably have a console table within your home. I LOVE console tables and I think they’re a fun piece to restyle whenever you’re feeling a little stale. I suggest finding a console table you love (even if it’s a couple hundred dollars more up front) because you can move them around your house (or house to house) and give them new life.
I wanted to share some simple style advice for decorating a console table because while we are on quarantine it’s likely you can shop your own home for much of the decor. You will see below I styled one of our console tables a few ways by switching out a handful of my favorite home decor pieces.
My son got a fish aquarium for Easter so they actually just confiscated the wood table below as a fish tank stand. It’s an affordable option because I purchased it unfurnished and use a matte clear coat to protect it. Changing the knobs and gave it a new look while keeping the price low.
How To Style a Console Table
Start with a Focal Centerpiece
Whether it’s a large piece or art of mirror center the main stage item above the console table. My art is by Deb Presutto and you can probably tell I wish I’d gotten the non-glair acrylic cover when I used Frame it Easy to frame it. I’m not sure what I was thinking.
Whether it’s a large vase or tall table lamp – add height at one or both ends of your table. You’ll want to vary the height of the rest of your decor. You can achieve varied heights by stacking decor pieces on top of book stacks or decorative boxes.
Layer Organic Elements
Ok, you don’t have to choose organic elements but I’m all about natural materials and decor that might be simple stems you pulled from your yard.
Don’t Forget To Style Under the Table
If your table doesn’t have a lower shelf, I love two ottomans side by side beneath the console table. The table I styled above has a lower shelf so it’s another chance to showcase your favorite decor. Since I was getting ready to move this table, I kept it simple but you could certainly add more layers.
Utilize the Space Around Your Console Table
Given the area where you have your console table has extra space, you can utilize this area to add another large accent piece such as more greenery. Here are a few for example:
Have fun with it! If you decide after a day your table isn’t quite how you like – SWITCH IT UP! Buy decor pieces you love, because if you’re like me you will shift them around your house monthly.
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