As much as console tables hark back to the seventeenth and eighteenth century, they’re perfect for today’s homes that are a little limited with space.
They also work in bigger homes, in the hallways, passages or unused nooks in a room. The modern console table serves a multitude of purposes and for what is essentially an ordinary table that’s cut in half, it’s a very important piece of furniture, that can is able to finish off a room easily, and affordably.
Console tables come in different shapes, sizes, materials and colors, with popular ones being white, wood, metal and glass as well as black.
Because of their size a console table has the ability to fill a space where nothing else will fit, allow to display special knick-knacks, books and picture frames and store car keys, cell phones and other smaller bits that normally just create clutter on a table.
A console table is perfect for a hallway that is normally small and narrow. If you’re thinking of putting one here choose a design with drawers to hide notebooks, pens, keys and other bits ‘n bobs. Create a more spacious feel by hanging a mirror above the table.
Another great use for a console table is in the bedroom as a dressing table, especially if space is a little tight. Choose a modern one that has space at the bottom and add baskets or cool boxes for additional storage.
In an open-plan living space, a console table can be used to separate the seating area from the dining table.
Think about placing two large lamps at either end to create a visual divide or use the console table to display glassware and wine carafes.
If you have an open plan house with multi-purpose rooms, using a slim console table as a desk is a clever idea.
The size won’t interfere with the rest of the furniture or protrude creating a traffic flow problem. If you place it in an alcove you can fit shelves above it for a neat and tidy workspace or study area.
The range and choice of black console tables can be overwhelming so remember to ask yourself the following questions:
- Where – you plan to use it
- How – you want to use
- Why – you’re choosing that style
Leick Mission Hall Console Table, Slate Black
The moment I spotted the Leick Mission Hall Black Console Table I was in love. It’s the perfect solution for a small space with a narrow 10 inch footprint.
Small in size but big in looks, the black console table fits in tight spaces and adds a gorgeous touch and functionality to your home.
A rich hand applied multi-step slate finish accentuates the natural beauty of the wood grain and solid wood construction guarantees you’ll have this piece of furniture for a long time.
The wide table top, storage drawer and lower display shelf offers a home to entryway storage, a favorite lamp and pretty little knick-knacks.
Simple, knock-down assembly ensures that setting up is a snap; just attach the legs, slide the drawer in, and you're done.
The table takes up a small space with a 10" W x 30" D x 28" H footprint. We rate this popular console table 8/10 - it serves its purpose well.
Signature Design by Ashley Gavelston Black Sofa Table
It’s easy to think that a black console table is going to be too sombre for a living space but it’s certainly not the case with the Signature Design by Ashley Gavelston. Crafted with durable hardwood, this rustic black console table is coated with a rich weathered finish.
The chic and vintage the console or sofa table will instantly a bring cottage-inspired style to any living room or dining area, and it’s very well made table for its price.
Longer than some console tables, it gets 9.5/10 because of the simple assembly, the overall look and quality of the table.
Black Occasional Console Sofa Table Bookshelf
Add a whole lot of urban style and functionality to your room with this contemporary black console table. Available in black and brown, the console or sofa table has three shelves that are ideal for storing books or displaying decorative items, like photos and ornaments.
The X-brace sides add an interesting visual element and keeps items securely on the shelves. It can be used in a family room, a living room, bedroom or library.
Convenience Concepts American Heritage Console Table with Drawer and Shelf
You know how your furniture reflects your personality and style? This stunning black console table from American Heritage is an absolute statement piece.
Showcasing a stately, colonial sensibility, this gorgeous console table is built with impeccable craftsmanship and superior durability and is built to last.
With a lightweight design, convenient drawer, and variety of beautiful finish options, this table is a smart and stylish addition to any classic, modern, or transitional home. The black console table scores a high 9/10.
ioHOMES Bond 1-Drawer Console/Sofa Table in Black
Sometimes you want something a little different to the usual rectangle shaped table with straight legs, and the ioHomes Bond 1-Drawer black console table is just that.
Beautifully shaped, the contemporary table adds a sense of balance and symmetry to any room, including narrow hallways and entryways.
With a center storage drawer to for keys and mail, the table also has a bottom shelf got additional display space.
There is some assembly required, and according to a few reviews, it’s not easy, and the table measures 31.5 inches high x 36 inches wide x 15.25 inches deep once put together.
The table not only looks good, keeping it clean is a cinch: dust or wipe clean with damp cotton cloth.
We give it 9/10. If you pay attention to the assembly instructions and take your time you will have a gorgeous, steady and strong console table.