Bisaillon Console Table November 14th, 2017 - 16:11:23
Perhaps you put the mail on the counter or in a drawer, or tomorrows mail on the counter to remember to take it with you. This is also a good place for a flashlight, the dogs leash and any number of other items that you are going to need as you go in and out the front door. Well with all this use every time you are coming and going from the house, theres no surprise that these tables get quite abused.
Most decorators work with you and with the house you live in right now. Good decorators look further ahead. When you buy high quality furniture you need to think past your present location and think of how that piece might be used in the future. Versatile items, like console tables, will prove useful wherever you go, and for many years to come. They say that the first impression is the last impression. Similarly, the first piece of furniture that one sees in a house always creates a lasting impression on everyone who enters your house.
Console tables are designed by furniture manufactures to blend well into todays homes. If you have an older home with a touch smaller square footage footprint than the open designed great rooms that are popular with builders. Consider a smaller table for your home that is scaled appropriately. A good rule of thumb is to go with a console table that measures 30 inches long up to 48 inches long. In remembering this rule, your room should accommodate the new piece of furniture with ease.
Contemporary designs need not be strictly geometric shapes. A modern piece can be in a classic design but be black, metal, marble or even a basic mission console table that isnt too distracting. And dont over decorate your table. Leave it almost bare with just some porcelain pots or a piece of crystal or a simple sculpture. If it has no drawers it will best be used as a decorative piece (and dont let it become a catch all space), but you may also choose contemporary console tables with drawers that are sleek and discreet and very practical to hide little items.