Gallia Console Table November 14th, 2017 - 16:17:09
Do you need a table in the hall to hold linens as well as display a favorite photo from your trip to Paris? Maybe you want to cover up an old radiator in a bedroom without taking up too much space. Or perhaps you would like one to double as a buffet in the dining room as well as hold table linens and grandmas good silverware. Once you decide why you need or want a console table you can search for one that meets these needs as well as complements your existing décor.
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.
When most of use think of a console table they imagine a piece of furniture that is to be used in a hallway as a way of welcoming us into the home in style. Many people are coming to realize the flexibility of this table and how it can be put into use in other rooms in the house. A console table may also be used to divide two open areas in the home, and this works best in lofts and very modern apartments where a tall mirrored or glass console table will accentuate the contemporary design without weighing the room down.
The warmth of a solid wood console table is ideal, and since most hallways are long and narrow, the profile of a console fits well. If possible, place it opposite the entrance, add two matching lamps and some lovely flowers, or an arrangement of green plants. Since most hallways are quite dark, silk plants or flowers would probably be best. To increase the available light, hang a mirror above the console, it will reflect the light from the lamps. The final touch is to add a light sensor switch or timer, so you can be sure the lamps are on when they are needed.