We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on a streamlined, wooden sofa table or an Art Deco-inspired entryway table, a console table is an element that helps elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Our thoughtfully-curated console table collection is perfect for your home at Lulu and Georgia, beautifully blending form and function.
A console table is a versatile element that easily adapts to your design aesthetic, whether placed behind a sofa, on a wall in the living room, or in your entryway. With such a large variety of entry and sofa table styles, it's helpful to understand how to use them best.
Not sure what design fits your aesthetic and home best when searching for a console table? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and explore our well-curated line of designs.
Choosing the Right Narrow Table for Your Space
A console table can effortlessly fold into many spaces in your home. They are the perfect perch for décor elements, books, and lamps—and are ideal for entryways, dining rooms, living rooms, or hallways. A well-selected design can add visual interest, height, and depth when anchored against a wall or placed against the back of a sofa.
Wherever you are styling it, the size and silhouette of console tables matter. Whether you are shopping for a sleek and straightforward table or making a statement with a sculptural design, the dimensions should make sense for the area. When looking for a hallway or entry table, you may want a narrow console table to keep the space clear for foot traffic. A large console table with storage can tie the area together in a family room or open-plan layout while offering extra functional appeal. Picture the table in place and how it will fold into the everyday flow of the space.
If you are buying a couch table, start by measuring the sofa or sectional. The table height should sit no higher than the back of the couch, and while the length can vary, an overly long console table can look awkward. Always allow at least six inches of space on either side of the sofa. Before making any purchases, try marking the footprint out with painter’s tape—this will give you a good idea of the layout.
Choosing an Entry Table for Inviting Style
When choosing an entryway console table, again, begin by considering the size of your space. If you're working with a compact area, try finding one smaller in length with a curved top to give more tablespace for accent pieces, lighting elements, or even a leaning mirror–for adding bright dimension. If your entryway is larger, opt for an entryway table that scales to the area. If the table is too small, it can feel lost in the room, creating a sense of too much blank space and leaving your entranceway feeling cold and uninspired.
Once you've found the right console furniture, create a vignette around it, with the idea of inviting guests into a home that is warm and welcoming. Include a lighting element, either a lamp or pendant lights hung over the table for ambiance. Place greenery, candles, and a catchall to keep keys. Choose a piece of art like a print or wall hanging to display over your entryway console table for a sense of depth and focus. On the floor, add a durable rug for character and comfort and color and pattern. Finally, try adding woven baskets or other bins as a way to store throws, shoes, or even umbrellas, ensuring guests will immediately feel right at home.
Incorporating a Sofa Table in Your Living Room
Living rooms come in a variety of sizes and styles. You may be working with an open-concept space, a smaller room that is multifunctional, or a traditional family room with lots of seating. First, identify how the couch table will get used in your space. Will it be in the center of your room, stationed behind your family sectional? Will it serve as storage or an extra surface against the wall? We're here to solve these issues so that you can choose the style that works best with how you want to use it.
A console table with storage can keep your look clean and polished while adding practical appeal. We love sofa tables that feature shelves or cabinets, perfect for stacking books and throws. Round up several of your favorite décor pieces and found items to display on the top, instantly bringing uniqueness and character to the space. Place votives and candlesticks in varying heights to add perspective and dimension.
A long console table can even double as a sideboard in an open layout, helping define the transitional space between a dining room and casual living space. Try to shop styles that sit in conversation with both the sofa and other living room furniture, so your look feels unified and intentional.
How to Style a Console Table
While it should sit in conversation with other elements, your console table should spark interest on its own. We love a vintage-style sofa table in a more traditional setting. Solid wood, intricate details, and old brass fixtures add character and charm. Place one in a hallway or entryway with a handwoven rug, then add vintage-inspired wallpaper as a backdrop. This Tasha Console Table's angular lines and mixed material construction can transform your room or hall with a refining touch in an art-forward aesthetic.
When creating a sleek aesthetic, we think a key is paring down your finish choices to either darker tones to give your space an industrial feel or bright white or glass tops for a cleaner, minimalistic approach. Another key is streamlined frames or bases that lend the look an airy, lighter feel. Complement your sofa or entry console table with one of our dynamic and sculptural pendant lights to complete the look and create an ambiance in your living room that you will never want to leave.
Wood Console Table for Natural Beauty
Choosing a natural material like rattan or wood for your console table can create a wide variety of looks. You may opt for a geometrically-shaped base while still maintaining a modern look, a simple, streamlined design, or you might select a rounded profile with eye-catching details. No matter the style, you can add a ton of raw texture to your living room with a wood console table.
If you are shopping for pieces to transform your home into a rustic retreat, you may lean towards choosing a table made from rough-hewn oak or featuring a slab tabletop. The combination of texture, rich tones, and organic bulk brings endless charm and warmth to your space. We love this Nera Console Table for its rounded edges and bold, dynamic legs. Or try a pared-down design with clean lines and a natural finish to inspire mid-century minimalism.
Wood is the ultimate versatile building material, and it shines best in conversation with other textures. Don't forget to layer your look for visual and tactile appeal. We love adding handmade textiles and pretty ceramics as décor and incorporating plenty of plants and greenery as organic complements.
Console Tables for Small-Space Living Rooms
We recognize that a large amount of living space is not their reality for many customers. Whether in an apartment with just enough room for a loveseat or in a dynamic space where your console serves multiple functions as a flexible dining spot and workstation, we have options that fit your style.
A console table’s versatility is incredibly useful in an apartment or smaller-space house. It seamlessly adapts to your living room, dining area, hallway, or entry. Plus, a narrow console table can have a slimmer profile than a cabinet or sideboard, so they allow you to save space. Under a foot and a half deep, the Arlene Console Table is a favorite option. This wood console table is constructed from reclaimed teak and features craftsman-inspired detailing that injects a ton of personality and versatility into whatever room works best for you.
However you decide to style it, remember that your console table allows you the flexibility to showcase your design aesthetic. It allows you a chance to showcase your individuality with little touches of nuanced design. Consoles and entry tables provide a spot to showcase décor, greenery, or functional trays. They enrich your home's aesthetic while also proving to be useful accent furniture.
When you shop for a sofa or entryway console online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that complement the style of your home with an elevating touch. Whether you are looking to find a table to anchor your hallway or a streamlined piece to accent your living space, we have a selection curated by materials and finish to choose from. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on best creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less