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How to Style a Console Table

February 1, 2021

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The very first thing guests see when they enter my home is my console table in the entryway, which means that it really sets the tone for their visit.

That’s a lot of pressure for one skinny little table!

As you can tell by my photos, I’m a bit of a maximalist. That doesn’t mean these tips and tricks won’t work for you if you’re more about the minimal!

Just stick to these simple guidelines:

Pick a Focal point

I saw this gorgeous mirror and immediately put it in my shopping cart without another thought. It’s more farmhouse/rustic than I usually go for, but I don’t adhere to one style in my home. I simply choose things that I’m drawn to.

Choose Items of Varying Height

Having varying height keeps the landscape interesting and draws the eyes where they need to be. The vases on the sides of my console elevate the flatness of the table. Floral, plants, and candlesticks are also ideal for this purpose.

Mix Textures and Patterns

The wood from the mirror, striations on the vases, and velvet from the brown floral all create interest and dimension. I also like to add baskets or pillows to make it feel a bit more cozy. The yellow knit pillow with tassels lends to a much-needed color pop.

Add Nostalgia

On my console, you’ll find a pothos that a friend propagated for me, a bowl and book I was handed down by my grandparents, a vase I thrifted with my cousin, and imagery from San Diego, where I used to live.

Make It Functional

The vintage glass bowl holds keys and other items I might need to grab on my way out. Peep my Overlook Hotel keychains from my favorite movie, The Shining!

If you use these tips and tricks to style your own console table, snap a photo and send it on over! I’d love to see what you come up with.

My friend Lindsay of Aratari at Home shared the way she styled her new concrete-topped kitchen counter! Hop on over to her post here to see more.

If you’re still looking for more inspiration, check out this post I did on my Blue Modern Farmhouse Spring Breakfast Nook Decor using the exact same console as in these photos!

Sarabeth, The February Fox

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