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Monday, June 20, 2011

Ways to Style a Console Table

Styling a console table can be a daunting task. It's hard to design the perfect vignette to match your personal taste. When styling a table we tend to have a preference on how we arrange things. The 3 most commonly used styles that we gravitate towards are symmetrical, asymmetrical, or a collection of items. It's also important to keep in mind balance, color, texture, and the scale of items when styling your table. You want to use various heights, shapes, and sizes of items as well. This will create personality into your space and make it feel like the items just fell into place.

1. Symmetrical tables more often than none are defined by a pair of lamps. The table appears organized and might have balanced artwork, benches, or stools.

2. Asymmetrical styles tend to have 1 tall item such as a lamp and several smaller items.

3. Collections can be showcased to add a dramatic feel rather than spread out around a room. 

All images via Decor Pad

How do you prefer to style your console tables? I personally prefer the asymmetrical feel, but keep a very balanced approach at the same time. The most important thing to remember is that the style matches the personality and lifestyle of the homeowners and is consistent with the rest of the home. 


  1. These are great tips! I always tend to stick taller things on either end, and then something short in the center. I like how you show different examples of how to branch out from that. I am so in love with that console table in the second picture!

  2. Btw you have a very cute blog! I am your newest follower!

  3. You have so many great examples here. I love to see how people style - i tend to be symmetrical but am trying to break free :)