A console table in the entryway provides a strong focal point and first impression for guests entering your home.
The best decorated console tables mix style and function. A mirror, lamp and family photos (left) provide the perfect spot to welcome guests. If you don't have a coat closet, think about a coat rack or hooks to gather guests' belongings. A small bowl can hold keys and cell phones.
Space in the entryway is often limited. Tuck a pair of patterned ottomans under your console table and give guests a place to sit and slip on their shoes.
Turn a console table into a bedroom vanity by hanging a mirror above the table and tucking a stool or chic chair underneath. Don't forget a light source such as a delicate table lamp to finish this pretty spot for primping.
Stash make-up and jewelry in small boxes on the tabletop if you don't have drawer space.
Perfume bottles and jewelry can make for beautiful decor too. Highlight them in a vibrant tray to keep them easily accessible.
5. Build a Home Bar
Console tables with open shelving are a great fit for home bars. They showcase the beautiful colors of bottles and glassware and are easily accessible when entertaining.
Separate spirits and mixers from glassware on different shelves. It makes clean-up easier and keeps things organized.
Use the top of the table to display cocktail shakers and hold fresh ingredients when entertaining. When you're not mixing things up keep this area clutter-free by using the shelf and drawer space.
Fun bar accessories like cocktail umbrellas, garnishes, and napkins should be tucked away when not in use.
Bring It Home
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