Console Table Decorating Ideas


Console tables are versatile pieces of furniture that can usually be found in entryways, hallways and living rooms.

While these tables offer valuable surface space, their narrow profile can present a challenge when it comes to styling them. So today, I’m sharing my favorite tips and tricks for styling the perfect console table.

As we delve into the world of console table decorating, you may want to take some cues from the style of console table that you have. Broadly, they fall into 4 categories:

Types of Console Tables

The entryway is the most popular location for a console table. Having a table near the front door provides a place to keep keys, mail, and other items when you walk in. 

Choosing the Right Location

One of the first things I consider when decorating a console table is the lighting. A well-placed mirror can do wonders for a console table setup. Adding plants to my console table decor instantly brings life and color to the space. 

Decorating with Accessories

Large, oversized items can look overwhelming on a smaller table, while tiny objects might feel lost on a larger one. Studio McGee suggests grounding the bottom of open consoles with more substantial items to balance visual weight.

Styling Tips and Tricks

One way I do this is by incorporating storage into my console table design. For example, I might add storage baskets underneath the table to keep things like shoes, bags, and other items neatly tucked away.

Focus on Function as Well as Form