Console Tables at FurnishMyHome.ca
What are Console Tables used for?
A console table, or sofa table, is a piece of accent furniture intended for use in a living room, family room or hallway. It is a great place to put a vase of flowers, pictures and those other little touches that make a home feel welcoming. Especially in a small room or narrow hallway, pairing the console table with a mirror can make the space feel larger. Console tables come in a wide variety of styles, sizes, heights and materials.
How do you pick a Console Table?
1. Placement: Decide where the console table will go, then take measurements. Having an idea of how much space you have to work with will save you time and money in the long run.
2. Style: Choose the style of your console table accordingly. If you want it to blend with the existing furnishings, match it with the furniture currently in the room. However, if you want to create a focal point that is visually interesting, choose a console table in a different style or material from the rest of your furniture.
3. Finish: Think about color. If the room is small in size, select a console table in a light wood finish, since lighter colors tend to make the space appear larger.
4. Functionality: If the console table is going into a hallway, consider purchasing one with a drawer, open shelving, cabinets or cubbies. It will increase the functionality of your entryway by giving family and guests alike a place to put keys, gloves, purses, etc.
What size should a Console Table be?
A console table should be at least 29-30 inches tall for two reasons. The first reason is aesthetic, the height gives more importance to your home decor being displayed on the console table. The second reason is to keep your precious home decor out of the reach of young kids, keeping everyone safe. If your home has high ceilings and you want to impress you will want to consider a taller console table.
If you are buying a console table to place behind your sofa, measure the height of the sofa. The console table should be the same height or slightly lower than the back of the sofa. As for how wide, consoles should be at least 50% but not more than 80% of the width of where it is being placed. Leaving some space on both sides for better movement and accessibility.
What is the difference between a Console and Sofa Table?
Console tables are usually a standard height (around 33 inches) so you can place them against a wall, whereas sofa tables are low enough to sit behind your sofa.
Sofa tables are designed to be placed behind your sofa. Using a sofa table will help ground the sofa and make it look more intentional and finished, especially if your sofa is placed in the center of the room and not against a wall. Decorate it with tall items like table lamps or flowers to add some height.
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