How to Style a Console Table

One of the most versatile and impactful pieces of furniture you can style is a console table. Whether displayed in your entryway, living room, or hallway, with a few strategic styling choices you can transform your space. In this blog post we will walk through our tried and true console table styling formula. It doesn’t matter if you’re starting from scratch or simply looking to refresh your existing setup, these tips will help you create a console table setup that captures your unique style.

Our console table styling always begins with a strong foundation on each end. On one side, introduce a statement lamp or a large vase filled with carefully chosen picks. On the opposite end, mirror the height with an art piece showcased on an easel. You can also mix and match, placing a lamp at each end, a lamp on one end and a large pot on the other, etc.  Playing with varying heights and creating symmetry is key – taller items find their place at the ends, while shorter decorative pieces bring balance to the middle.

Once statement pieces are in place, shift your attention to the middle of the console table. Stack coffee table books to create a sophisticated foundation, and style them with decorative items like a strand of beads, a small bowl, or chic marble chain links. Experiment with combinations until you find the perfect balance that resonates with your personal style. For console tables with an open bottom, embrace the opportunity to infuse functionality and style by incorporating baskets, trays, or stacks of books. Play around with it and see what looks best to you!

Depending on the location of the console in your home, consider adding a mirror or large art piece behind it. A mirror can create depth and openness, reflecting light and space to make the area feel larger and more inviting, while a statement art piece can be a captivating backdrop. Balance is key – aim for proportionate sizing and symmetry to create a cohesive, well-designed look. 

An especially fun part of console table styling is the opportunity to spice it up with each new season. Switch out the picks and small decor pieces throughout the year to create a seasonal display. For example, floral picks and prints for spring and mini trees, Santa's, and greenery during Christmas.

By following these simple guidelines and incorporating your own personal touch, you have the power to create a stunning console table display that elevates the aesthetic of your entire home! Explore our diverse selection of home decor items and furniture, and follow us on our social media profiles to find endless inspiration for all of your home styling endeavors.