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Often the unsung hero of the table world, console tables are a fantastic accent piece for your home and they can be used in a plethora of ways to help you show of the items that are closest to your heart. Primarily found in hallways, over the years the purpose of console tables has changed and they can now be found in living rooms, dining rooms and occasionally even bedrooms up and down the country. With their slimline features making them a efficient way to save space, it’s time you found your dream console table.

A Brief History of the console

The console table has its origins in French and Italian furniture design, and in the late 17th and early 18th century it was all the rage to have a French console table in your hallway, or an Italian console table in your bedroom. Originally, antique console tables had a half-moon shaped top upon a pair of legs, and they were attached to walls using S shaped brackets called consoles. This is from where these beautiful items got their name and the unique way they were designed enabled the original console tables to look as if they were free standing pieces. Whilst most modern console tables no longer rely on brackets and are fully able to support themselves, there are still a number of the original designs available today if you look hard enough.

Console Tables In The Modern Day - Where Could They Go In Your Home?

Typically located in the entrance to a home, the console table has now evolved to become a multifaceted item of furniture. Thanks to their slimline nature and versatility, the console table can be found all around the home and listed below are some of the locations you may be able to find a use for them in.

The Hallway

This is the most common location for a console table as these pieces make a statement when placed in close proximity to the front door. The perfect place to store small items, the main purpose of a console table however is to display beloved objects. What better way to welcome people into your home than with a beautiful display of photos and items you love presented on a stunning oak console table?

The Living Room

Often made from a wide range of materials including metal, wood, composite materials and even plastic, console tables can be made to suit the style of any room. With a large flat surface that you can dedicate to your passions in life, incorporating a console table into your living room is a fantastic way to show off your flair. Equally, the design of the console table makes it the perfect TV stand, as not only are they more stylish than the traditional TV stands but they also take up less room.

The Bedroom

With one easy tweak a humble console table can turn into a bedroom vanity and add some character to a bedroom. All you need to do is hang a mirror over the table, add some lighting and you have yourself a ready made preparation station.

Anywhere Else!

Your imagination is your only limit when it comes to where to place a console table. They are so versatile that they can be used in any room in the house if you can find space, so the sky's the limit!

Which Console Table Is Right For You?

After seeing just how versatile console tables can be, you may be left wondering which is the right one for you. There are a lot of different styles out there and each have their benefits, so if you are looking to narrow down your search then this is the place to start.

Why Should I Shop For Vintage Console Tables?

Buying a vintage console table gives you scope to show off your individuality. With the term ‘vintage’ covering furniture from 30 years ago through to 100 years ago, there’s a plethora of styles and designs for you to pick from so finding the right vintage console table for your home should not pose a problem.

Why Should I Shop For Mid Century Console Tables?

Put quite simply, Mid Century Modern is a style that will never go out of fashion. The sleek lines and elegant curves that come with this style are shown off brilliantly by console tables, and a Mid Century Modern piece would make a great statement in any room in your house.

Why Should I Shop For Antique Console Tables?

The history of a beautiful antique piece is what makes them stand out from the rest. With antique console tables each having their own unique story, they are a guaranteed conversation starter if you choose to add one to your home.

Why Should I Shop For Contemporary Console Tables?

Bringing us back into the 21st Century, contemporary console tables are the perfect pieces for anyone looking to add a subtle style into their home. Combining both practicality and a range of stunning stylistic elements, a contemporary piece may be the right one for you if this is what you are looking for.

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