Modern Entryway Furniture: Decorating a Console Table

Is there any piece of furniture that is more versatile than a console table? Aside from being great modern entryway furniture in your foyer, it can also be placed behind a sofa for placing lamps, hold extra dishes in the dining room, or function as a vanity in the dining room. Here are some great console tables that should look good in your entryway.
  • Yield Foyer Table in Chrome Finish by Ave-Six. This elegant foyer table features a tempered glass on a sturdy chrome finish steel base. It is easy to assemble and comes with a bottom shelf for extra storage space.
  • Elm 59 Inch Console by Mod Loft. Featuring a stainless steel frame with a matching lacquer top, this elm long console gives you all the space that you need to display your favorite artwork or collection. It is custom made to order.
  • Sascha Console Table by Uttermost. Beautifully finished in English burl walnut, this table features dark distressing on the turned legs, sculpted edges and a curved apron. It has a gold accent bank and a forged metal stretcher.
With such a small surface, it is too small to be considered as serious work surface but is big enough to be a great spot to decorate. Here are some ways to do so:
  • Symmetry. You can never go wrong with a symmetrical display, but make sure that it does not get boring. Consider adding different textures and vary the heights of the items.
  • Asymmetry. The trick to asymmetry is balance. Use a splash of the same color on either side, and ensure that the general heights of the items vary.
  • Collections. If you have an interesting collection, it can be a fun way to grab someone’s attention and a great way to start a conversation about something you love.
  • Functionality. Do not forget that it is best to have an item that is both functional and beautiful. You might think of decorating the top of the table, but don’t forget about the space below it.
  • Color. Use color and layer it in unexpected ways. One hot trend right now is the use of design quotes. They can instantly brighten up the room.
The small surfaces of console tables is a perfect place to insert the personality of your home. Rather than allowing your console table to be filled up with the odds and ends of household clutter, put a little into what goes in there. The above tips should help you out.


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