We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on a streamlined, wooden frame or the Art Deco-inspired base of an entryway table, a console table is an element that helps elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated console furniture collection is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Console tables are perfect for layering form and function into your space. They are very versatile and easily adapt to your design aesthetic, whether placed behind a sofa, on a wall in the living room, or in your entryway. With a large variety of entry and sofa table styles, it’s helpful to understand how to best use them.
Not sure what style 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.
Consider Your Space
As an incredibly versatile and effortless piece in your home, a console table can fit well in many spaces. They are the ideal perch for décor elements, books, and lamps—and are also perfect in entryways, dining rooms, living rooms, and hallways. They add visual interest, height, and depth, functioning best when anchored against a wall or placed against the back of a sofa.
The size and silhouette of console tables matter with regard to the space too. Many are simple and sleek with straight lines, while others offer more elegant and sculptural appeal. Additionally, the construction should blend well with the style of your home. An organically-shaped, wood console table would be great in a farmhouse-style kitchen, where glassware and ceramics can be displayed. A delicate aged brass option fits in a more classic home and can be styled with books and pretty, vintage finds.
A Stylish Way to Welcome Guests
One of the more common uses of a console table is in the entryway, where they can act as both a statement piece and as a functional place for storing other items. Again, when choosing an entry console table, consider the size of your space. If you’re working with a small area, find one that is smaller in length, but is curved, giving you more space to display accent pieces as well as lighting elements. If your entryway is larger, opt for an entryway console table that is bigger in scale. If the table is too small it can feel lost in the room, creating a sense of too much empty white space. This can make your entrance feel uninspired, as well as too open and blank.
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 ceiling lights hung over the table for ambiance. Place greenery, candles, and a catchall to keep keys. Choose either a piece of art or a mirror to display over the entryway table. On the floor, add a durable rug for character and comfort as well as 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 Console Table in Your Living Room
Living rooms come in a variety of sizes and styles. You may be working with a large, open-concept space, a small-space room that is multifunctional, or a traditional family room with lots of seating. So, you will first have to recognize how your couch table will get used in your space. Will it be in the center of your room, stationed behind your family sectional sofa? Will it serve as extra storage space for you along 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.
In a living room, a sofa console table can serve as an extra source for shelves and storage. We love sofa pieces that feature two or three shelves, which can act as a perfect place to stack 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. For added warmth, place votives and candlesticks in varying heights to add perspective and dimension. You can either anchor your console furniture against a wall or behind a sofa. Be sure to measure to ensure that your sofa is longer than the couch table.
Choosing a Style
As with any furniture, rugs, or décor, pick a console table that complements and blends well with the style and look of the room. 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.
If you like a more earthy and minimalist look, find a wood console table with simple, straight lines. We love adding handmade textiles and pretty ceramics as décor and don’t forget to incorporate plenty of plants and greenery as natural elements. For a modern home, consider an entry or sofa table with a sleek silhouette and constructed from materials like glass, iron, and wood. Organize the console table in a way that doesn’t make it appear chaotic or cluttered, but clean and thoughtfully curated.
Console tables add a tasteful aesthetic to a room, while also being practical and functional. Traditionally they have always been thought of as great for entryways, but they act as a necessary anchor in other areas of the home as well and are incredibly easy to style. Check out our selection of console furniture currently available at Lulu and Georgia, and shop our décor and accessories to complete your look. Here are some options for your look.
Sleek and Modern
If you want a modern look, we curate the best selection of stylish and sleek couch tables to complement your home design. You may want to include a statement-making piece, like this Liesl Console Table. Its curved, wall-leaning base is paired with a slim-lined marble top. It stands out as a piece of art, as well as a place to showcase books and vases.
When creating that modern and sleek aesthetic, we think a key is paring down your finish choices to either darker-toned finishes 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 and lighter feel. Finally, to truly complete the look of your chic, modern living space, complement your sofa or entry console table with one of our dynamic and sculptural pendant lights. That will help you create an ambiance in your living room that you will never want to leave.
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.
Add a ton of raw texture to your living room with a sofa table made entirely from wood. If you are searching for living room console tables that will make your home feel like a rustic retreat and make you feel all cozy and warm, you may lean more towards choosing one made from wood or natural materials. That combination of texture, rich tones, and organic materiality brings so much charm and warmth to your space.
Trying to design your living space with a more elevated yet timeless appeal? Go for a streamlined option that showcases the wood grain's natural beauty while seamlessly sitting well with rugs and furniture in inviting neutral colors. We love this Nera Console Table for its rounded edges and bold, dynamic legs. Or, choose a black ash-finished tabletop that is paired with a steel frame and accents, to add an industrial touch.
If you do want to opt for a stunning accent that will evolve your décor, we love the use of an airy frame and stylish nailhead detailing to catch the eye. The Vedima Console Table expertly combines its elongated oval frame and pedestal base with a striking wooden slat design. It's an ideal fit as an entryway console table, in a dining room, or your living room.
Small-Space Living Rooms
We recognize that for a lot of customers a large amount of living space is not their reality. Whether in apartments with just enough room for a loveseat or chaise and a compact accent table or if your coffee table serves multiple extra functions like your dining space and workstation, we have options that fit your style and space.
A console table's versatility is incredibly useful in an apartment or smaller-space house. It is seamlessly adaptable to your living room, dining area, hallway, or entry. Plus, most options have a slimmer profile than a cabinet, sideboard, or bookshelf so they allow you to save space. Under a foot and a half deep, the Arlene Console Table is a favorite option. Its design is constructed from reclaimed teak wood 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. Most entry or sofa console 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 table online at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that will complement the style of your home, but also make it feel more elevated. Whether you are looking to find a statement-making table to anchor your room or a streamlined piece to complement the look of your living space, we have a selection curated by design style, materials, and sizes to choose from. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on how to best create stylish everyday living spaces.