Most living rooms have a problem space: a corner too remote or confined for a chair, or a narrow stretch of wall between a hall and kitchen opening. Console tables were designed for spaces like these. The tall and slender form of a console table is meant to be positioned against a wall, behind a sofa, or to add decorative interest to an otherwise dull spot.
Console Table Display Tips
Console tables are made to be seen. They're very beautiful and graceful, with lithe supporting legs, but they're also modest, as shown by their restrained silhouettes and minimalist designs. Yet their styles are too elusive to be pinned down, for console table designs can also be surprisingly original and startling, be they innovative and modern or ornate and traditional.
For all those reasons, console tables stand alone - literally and figuratively. Console tables are modular pieces for adding texture to a wall space or providing a surface on which to display decorative accessories such as lamps, vases, decorative plates, baskets, and other mementoes. In some instances, console tables are positioned behind a living room sofa, in which case they're imaginatively referred to as sofa tables.
Console Table Materials and Styles
The console tables at CoffeeTablesGalore.com are made from three base materials and a number of different tabletop materials. The base materials - wood, metal, and bamboo - offer a good mix of traditional, modern, and sophisticated casual looks.
The choice of tabletop material plays a large role in console table styles. Many people prefer the unified look of one material, but eclectic designers should consider material combinations such as metal and stone, wood and marble, or wood and leather.
Our console tables are also broken down by category in the menu bar on your left. Traditional and contemporary console tables are the most popular design choices, while lovers of country and rustic styles might enjoy one of our Shaker/Mission console tables.