The entryway is the quick introduction to the entire aesthetic of your home. It gives your guests the summary of what to expect throughout your home. How you style your console table sets the mood. While there are several tips and tricks on how to style a console table, there are a handful of basics that I tend to stick to time and again.
Here are a few go-to tips I consistently use when styling a console table.
Step One: Establish Your Base
Choose a console table style that works best for your home. If you’re looking for something classic, choose a console table with a simple silhouette and clean lines. For a modern look, consider a console table with a sleek profile, and lean into black or dark metal.
Step Two: Ground Your Table
If you don't already have one, consider adding a rug to your entryway. It's a great way to add color and texture and truly grounds the entryway. Rugs play a significant role in setting the mood of the home’s aesthetic.
Step Three: Add The Focal Point
Console tables are often used as a place to display art pieces, or other items that serve as focal points in the room. If you want to add some visual interest to your console table, consider adding a vignette. This is a small grouping of objects placed around a larger piece of artwork or photo. It creates a nice frame for the item and draws attention to it. The focal point should be something rather large in size, but should be proportionate to the table you’re using.
Step Four: Add The Balance
A console table should not only look great but it should also add some style and functionality to your space. I tend to use a table or even a hanging/pendant light to create balance. It's important to choose lighting that will complement the color scheme and aesthetic of your entire space. If you're looking for something simple and sleek, consider adding a pendant light above your console table. Or if you want something more dramatic, replace your overhead light with a more detailed or larger chandelier.
Step Five: The Style Is In The Details
Add some decorative touches to your console table. A simple vase of flowers will add color and texture to any room. I tend to use a smaller vase with a larger bunch of real or faux florals. The top heavy effect of the bouquet will create a more romantic feeling, and that’s a tone everyone wants to experience. If you're looking for something a little more elaborate, consider adding a small plant on the floor, if you don’t have a green thumb there are plenty of faux options. For storage, use a decorative tray to hold small items like keys, sunglasses, and all the randoms. This way, you won't have to worry about them being spread across the table and looking like a mess.
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