Last updated on February 7th, 2018 at 05:23 pm
Remember as a kid when your mother practically roped off the living room and reserved it only for company? Nowadays rooms need to be multi-functional and consist of pieces that reflect the everyday needs of your entire family.
The console plays a very important role in the design of home offices, dining rooms, living areas, halls and many other spaces inside the home. This long narrow table is an asset for many reasons. It fills a void behind a sofa to provide an extra surface for lighting or accessories. Designers hate walking into a room to see the back of a sofa, and a console table adds an extra dimension to any grouping.
The console becomes a great workspace by simply pulling up a chair. Suddenly a living area can become as multi-functioning as a study when you use your console to pay bills or work from your computer.
There are flip top console tables available that are extraordinary for entertaining. Simply swing out the extra gate leg for support, flip the hinged top over and you now have a small dining table or serving area. The shape may be a half moon that becomes round or a rectangular table that spreads out even further for larger functions. When pulled out the top should be about 30” tall in order to accommodate dining chairs if needed.
Tuck benches under a console table so they can be easily pulled out later for extra seating. Taller entry console tables may be designed to accommodate umbrella stands underneath them, or may be used for a convenient surface to place keys, phones or mail upon entering the home. This versatile table can also serve as a docking station for charging phones or other personal electronic equipment.
Whatever your style preference, Hickory Furniture Mart offers a diverse selection of console tables to accommodate any open space.