Interior Design

How to Choose the Right Console Table

Console tables come in many styles and colors, but also many sizes. It’s important that you choose one that is going to work in your space. There are several factors you should consider when choosing a console table and in this article, I’m going to go over what those are.

What Is a Console Table?

A console table is normally a shallow, long table that is placed on a wall or behind a sofa. They are commonly used in a hallway or entryway. The average height is 30 inches, but ranges anywhere from 28′ to 32′.

How to Choose a Console Table

The first step to choosing one is figuring out what height and length you need. This will depend on the size of the area where you will be using it. If used behind a sofa, the console table height should not be more than the couch. You will also want to make sure the length is the same or shorter than the sofa, but also not too short. It’s all about proportions. The length of your console table shouldn’t be less than two-thirds of the sofa’s length.

After you have figured out the perfect size, the next step is finding one with material and color that works for your area. I have put together a few of our favorites and broken them down by material and style.

Wood Console Tables

I love any piece of wood furniture and this is no different when it comes to console tables. Implementing a wood table into a room always makes it a warmer space.

The Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Console is made from reclaimed pine. I love the straight lines and simplicity of this piece. The natural imperfections make it unique and one of a kind.

I also love the Folsom 52” Console Table which comes in a dessert pine or charcoal finish. This table allows for open space at the bottom for storage or styling.

If you are looking for a wood console that is a little more rustic, you should look at the 65” Pismo Reclaimed Wood Console Table. This piece offers so much character with its visible knots, cracks, and nail heads. It is a mixture of contemporary with a little rustic.

Mixed Material

We ended up choosing a console table that was constructed of mixed materials for our entryway.

The Malcolm 71” Console Table was large enough and included a thick spruce wood top that I loved. The black metal base is a very nice contrast to the wood and also was a great way to tie in our black chandelier. The open design allows for baskets and storage underneath.

Another beautiful one with mixed materials is the Modern Rattan Console Table. The rattan mixed with the wood offers a very nice textural contrast. It is offered in both whitewash and black and has three drawers for storage.

Another unique piece that mixes materials is the Tavia Brass Console Table. The base is made from slim metal rods with an antique brass top. The top is accented with rows of nailhead trim for added detail.


Black is always a sleek and stylish look. It also adds a modern aesthetic to a space.

The Reed Grand Console Table is made from thick cuts of mango wood with dovetail detailing.

Another black console that is absolutely beautiful is the Van Charcoal Wood Console. It is a balance of organic richness with minimalist design. This piece would be an asset to any space.

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