A console table, hall table or entryway table is a useful place for storing odds and ends and is the perfect piece to punctuate that long stretch of empty hallway. Read our guide below to find your best option.
So, how do you pick a console table that meets your requirements?
First, consider how much storage you’ll need. If you just want a place to put the post and favour clean, simple furnishings, a table surface might be all you’re after.
A shelf in your console table makes a fantastic shoe rack to tidy up your trainers and wellies.
Alternatively, you can opt for a console table with drawers. Not only do drawers keep items safe and out of sight, they also give the table more volume and presence and provide a bit more storage. Many of our options have two or three drawers, but the Suffolk buttermilk console table includes two drawers and four baskets, more than enough to fulfil your storage requirements.
Size is another factor. A narrower, shorter hallway might call for a small console table or narrow console table, but if your hallway is wide and seems to go on forever, a large console table makes great use of all that unused space.
Our console tables are available in a wide range of woods and finishes, all to offer the best choice and suit every taste.
A reclaimed wood console table is a fantastic choice for someone who likes their furniture to have some history behind it. Not only is reclaimed wood packed with character, it’s also eco-friendly and resilient.
Pine console tables are brilliant if you’re hoping for a darker or more unusual finish, simply because pine is so easy to stain. For example, the Claverton has a stunning dark finish. Pine is also a light wood, making it easy to lift or move around.
For a pale to honey coloured finish, see our oak console tables. Oak’s strength and outstanding woodgrain deliver on beauty as well as style.
If you’d prefer a contemporary look, a painted console table may be right for you. Try a painted base with a lacquered top, perfect for farmhouse style furnishings.
Looking for something off the wall? The Rockhampton’s concrete top provide plenty of industrial chic.
Your console table should match the rest of your décor. If you’re unsure which colour would look best in your hallway, a grey or white console table suits practically any environment.
Colours can also impact how you perceive space. If you find your hallway is shadowy or cramped, a light wood finish or paler paint colour can really open the space up and make it feel lighter. If your hallway seems quite stark or cold, warmer and darker colours will make it feel cosier.
Legs can really impact the style of a piece of furniture.
Handles are a bigger deal than you might think when it comes to styling, so it’s worth being able to tell them apart.
Finally, look at the joinery on a console table and you’ll find a new appreciation for its craftsmanship.
With any luck, our guide has provided some useful insights for finding your ideal console table. Peruse our collection and see which of our products inspire you.