Since we received our new console table this past winter, I’ve been itching to style it in different ways and create a few new looks in our entryway. This isn’t the first time I’ve posted about different ways to style a console table – I have an in-depth post from a few years ago, when our entryway had a completely different look. You can find that post here, it’s full of tons of ideas I think you’d love.
When we updated this space, we gave it a whole new look with just a few new touches and paint – if you’ve never read my makeover post either (find it here), you’ll want to! It’s a good one!
I love to style tables and when we received our new Hamilton console from Lauren Haskell Designs (this is actually the Hamilton desk), I knew the styling possibilities were endless! So today I’m sharing a few different tips on how to style a console table, that I know you’ll love.
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STYLE A CONSOLE TABLE WITH CHINOISERIE PIECES
Don’t be surprised if you recognize many of my pieces in this post! As you may already know, so much of my decor gets used on constant rotation – and yes, our basement is overrun with home decor, bursting at the seams haha.
I have a plethora of blue and white chinoiserie – my favorite thing to decorate with, as you already know. I layered in a few more favorites with my blue and white pieces to create some interest. This chinoiserie chic look is feminine and fun, but also elegant and modern, with the pop of homemade abstract art leaning on the mirror. If you saw my recent DIY gallery wall post (click here for more), then you’ll recognize the art!
The mirror used to be in our entry, before we made it over. It’s also been in the dining room. I wanted to see how it looked with our console table, and I am in love with the combination. Very chic.Books are the perfect accessory for stacking and creating a riser to display an object. Pieces have more importance when they’re showcased atop of something, rather than just by themselves. It’s a great way to style things you love and it gives a collected look, which is always more personal.
A beautiful collection of blue and white ginger jars, this white coral is the perfect pop to add a little bit contrast through color and texture.
The gold frame ties into the mirror and the hardware on my console table. Chic, elegant, sophisticated but still fun! I love this blue and white look!
STYLING YOUR TABLE WITH A CONTEMPORARY LOOK
I went clean, modern and a little more masculine with this contemporary console table look. I always love symmetry, and a pair of lamps is the perfect way to style a console table with a classic design element.
These gold lamps were pulled out of my storage from our basement and are so fabulous with this table – the navy, gold and white is crisp and comtempary mix that I just love. They have an Asian flair and remind me of bamboo, echoing the gold mirror – which is another oldie!
I styled the benches under the table with simple accessories, so nothing is competing with what’s happing on the table. I added my ginger jar for a pop of blue and white, but this set up is just as pretty without it.
STYLE YOUR TABLE WITH SOME GARDEN STOOLS
The fact that I can add anything under our console table makes this such a fun, versatile piece too. I was curious to see what would happen with this look if I swapped the benches out for my garden stools, and I love this just as much. It’s still contemporary and clean, and the pop of blue is fabulous!
I kept the look very neutral with all of the other pieces, so the lamps would take center stage. The stools are the perfect supporting act ;)
CREATE A COASTAL CHIC LOOK WITH NEUTRAL PIECES
I went all neutral with this look, but I couldn’t resist a bringing back the garden stools further down, of course, ha! But I truly love this all neutral layered look so much.
Even though I use my blues throughout our home pretty regularly, my heart always skips a beat with an all neutral scheme as well. It’s timeless and the combination of different textures with a neutral theme is always so chic.
Some of my favorites – ginger jars, coral, framed art, decorative boxes, lanterns – you’ll often see them on repeat around our home. I borrowed some artwork from the dining room and our bedroom, and I just love the look of the leaning pieces of art styled here for a more casual, collected feel.
You can create the same idea with a rustic table too – a natural wood, weathered or whitewashed wood console table would look gorgeous with this beach-inspired setup. Any finish would be beautiful.
ADD A TOUCH OF COLOR TO YOUR NEUTRAL PIECES
So I really couldn’t resist the temptation! I had to see how our console table would look styled with my garden stools. I love the touch of blue.
Suddenly this styling looks a little more relaxed. Blue and white doesn’t have to be formal! It can be dressed down and casual too.I balanced the blue garden stools with just a small dose of blue on the table as well – one of my favorite kitchen bowls is the perfect piece to pull it all together. It’s important to me to style arrangements and vignettes with pieces that I love. I talk about this so often!
Create displays that tell your story, use things that have meaning to you. A created and collected home is personal and says so much about the people who live in it.
I hope you found this post useful and that it’s inspired you to find new ways to style your console table in your home. Whether it’s your entryway, hallway, behind a sofa, anywhere you have a table that’s calling for something new! Thank you as alywways for reading with me! Stay safe, stay healthy and stay home! Make it beautiful while you’re at it…take this time and create something in your home that tells your story! xo