Beautiful & Functional Tables

Written by Kelly on April 7th, 2010

Do you know what is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can own?  A console/sofa table.  You know, those tall, narrow tables you can use in so many ways?


There are so many different uses for console tables and they work well in every room of your home. (well, maybe not in the bathroom – but only because there is not enough room.) The most common usage for these decorative tables is the entryway.  You can make a great first impression and the entrance to your home can be made warm and welcoming. 

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

 A console table, a mirror or artwork, a lamp or other tall object and a tray are all you need to put a great look together.  If there is room underneath, a pretty, large basket can be very functional for storage.  It is like a little ‘welcome to my home look.’

Another room a console/sofa table is perfect for is your living room.  When you are floating a seating group in the middle of the room, a console table behind the sofa gives the eye something to look at besides the back of the sofa.  The table should be around  the same height as the sofa.  Place a lamp for reading,  (two for symmetry if room is available,) and a pretty flower arrangement or bowl.  It is also a great place to store extra ottomans underneath for extra seating.

Amanda Nisbet

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

If you are putting two sofas back to back, use a console/sofa table between them.  Again, use lamps and accessories for function and attractiveness.

Amanda Nisbet

Amanda Nisbet


Another ideal placement for the console table is the dining room.  That is if you are not using a buffet table, both would be one to many.  I like to put my extra dining chairs flanking each side of the table.

Gary McBournie

Gary McBournie

So as you can see, there are many different roles a console/sofa table can take on.  The average size of a console table is 42Wx14Dx30″H.  Just imagine your empty space/wall transformed into a beautiful and functional display!  Comments?


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Anys says:

    I love it I have the very same table and lamp I used my table as a entry console table. I puerhascd both the table in black cherry and the glass stacked lamp from Home Goods/ TJ Max .

  2. Kelly says:

    Beautiful isn’t it? I tried to research on HB where I got picture, no luck.

  3. Bonnie Toney says:

    Third pic down, do you know where I can find this picture (wall art)?

  4. Maria Killam says:

    OMG I love that one image with the art and the matching lamp, to die for!! great post!

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