Make an impact along the sidelines of your space. Console tables are excellent pieces for adding three-dimensional decor around your walls, and they tend to stand out more than shelving or cabinets. Place a console along a living room wall to house vases, candle holders, decorative objects, photo frames and art. A console table in an entryway makes a great first impression when guests enter the home, and it provides a home for keys, spare change, mail and outdoor accessories. Choose a table with drawers for instant storage, or arrange trays and baskets along the top to keep items neat and tidy. Add one to your bathroom to create extra storage for your cosmetics and personal care items. These pieces can also double as vanity tables in your bedroom when paired with a stool or small chair.
west elm carries a large selection of console tables in both contemporary and classic styles. When choosing a table, consider first and foremost how you want to use it. If you want to use the table to create extra storage for small items, be sure to select a model with drawers or shelves. You should also match your console to your existing decor. If your home incorporates lots of minimalist elements, choose a table with clean lines and little bulk. If your home represents a retro style, look out for designs that reflect the character of your nostalgic decor.