Console tables are amazing pieces of furniture that add flair to the living room and the foyer when needed. Sometime large rooms can look unfurnished even if all essential furniture items are in place. These include benches, sofas, and chairs. A console table is a nice accessory in such cases and can even hold extra storage space when needed. This is possible when a chest of drawers is added to the existing framework of a console table.
The most beautiful console table is set against a corner usually a far corner in a living room or a bedroom that simply has some extra space available. However you need to be aware of exactly where you will place it. If you are going to put it right in the middle of a living room much like a center table or a coffee table, the console table attains a grotesque look. Placing it against a wall is an ideal scenario.
Homeowners need to be aware of the exact layout of the room they plan to place the console table in. The best scenario is to place the console table against a wall and hang a picture above the space. This will enhance the look of that corner of the room. Additionally a simple arrangement of flowers whether natural or artificial can be placed on the table to add to the looks. Some people prefer to spread a cloth on their table. This arrangement is fine as far as the texture and feel of the cloth matches with the surrounding decor.
In large foyers, console tables can play an important role by filling up unused spaces. Choosing a well-designed table when complemented with accessories to match will make the foyer light up that once looked large, lifeless and empty. Another great location would be right behind the sofa. Oftentimes a sofa and accessories are placed in the middle of the room. While this area appears sufficiently full, the area behind it can appear strangely empty if not filled in by other furniture. It is here that a console table becomes a piece of utility furniture.
Console tables can also fill in spaces in a walk-in closet and form handy pieces to store jewelry and other knick knacks. In long hallways as well, they are great additions to make the space look lived in. Again adding small chests or even flower vases enhances the look of long and empty hallways. If the hallway is narrow a large piece of furniture does look out of place, so when shopping for one be aware of the exact dimensions of your hallways so you do not end up spoiling the space.