15 console tables for a stylish hallway

Console tables can make a stylish and functional addition to your hallway; from making the most of the space to providing a place to store your keys

A set of three console tables on yellow and pink graphic background
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Console tables are pieces of furniture that seem almost as old as time, earning their rightful place as a staple element to any hallway. After all, aside from a doormat, rug, mirror, and a couple of pictures, you’re fairly limited when it comes to decorating your hallway.

Traditionally, it’s a table that is placed either to the side or in front of your door as an integral hallway idea. It was a place, and still is a place for some, to plug in the best landline phone and store the little book of numbers. It is also a place to pop your keys, store magazines, or any other odds and ends that don’t quite have a place anywhere else. 

Thankfully, the rickety square design regularly seen in our grandparents' houses is something that’s firmly rooted in the past. These days, the amount of detail that goes into the design of a console table is as much as a grand table that takes pride of place in your dining room. There are all sorts of designs available, from traditional wooden designs that offer warmth and character, to modern statements that speak to your guests as soon as they walk through the door. 

Among our mix of the best console tables for hallways, we have options for the style-conscious, the space-conscious, and the storage-conscious, so you’re sure to find the perfect furniture fit for your home.


15 console tables for an exciting entrance

A green and gold rounded planter console table by Oliver Bonas

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1. Oliver Bonas Iggy green metal plant console

Table: H85 x W84.5 x D28.5 cm | Colour options: 1  
Ideal for urban apartment living, the Iggy Metal Plant Console pairs slimline moss green legs with two matching green and copper-toned removable oblong trays, for a finish that's stylish yet functional, and ticks the boxes for biophilic design. To style, place trailing foliage and indoor houseplants on the top tier and adorn the lower with your favourite succulents and delicate ceramicware to create a leafy statement in your botanical paradise. Rounded edges also make this a child-friendly choice if you've got young kids.


A mango wood and brass console table by MADE.COM

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2. Made.com Anderson console table


 

A Mid-Century-inspired console table with attached mirror

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3. West Elm mid-century Acorn console with mirror


Quilda Vintage Style Console Table with 4 Drawers in Oak

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4. La Redoute Interieurs Quilda vintage console table


Gallery Direct Madrid Console Table, Walnut

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An untreated oak console table with two legs

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6. Skagerak Georg console table


John Lewis & Partners Moritz Console Table

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7. John Lewis & Partners Moritz console table


Fontana Shelved Console Table, White Marble & Black

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8. Fontana shelved white marble and black console


Ginola Metal Console Table by La Redoute

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9. La Redoute Ginola metal console table


Flat Rattan Webbing Console Table

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10. Cox & Cox flat rattan webbing console table


Weathered Grain Console Table in Mango Wood

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11. La Redoute weathered grain Mango wood console


Etienne Contemporary Console Table by Atkin & Thyme

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12. Atkin & Thyme Etienne contemporary console table


Gold ginko leaf console table by Audenza

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13. Audenza gold Ginkgo leaf console table


Swoon Hansel Contemporary Console Table in Gold White Marble & Mocha-Stained Mango Wood

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14. Swoon Hansel console table

Banbury Designs 32" Sliding Grooved Door Accent Console

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15. Banbury Designs sliding grooved door accent console

What is the purpose of console table?

A console table by Laura Ashley placed under the stairway in a neutrally decorated hallway

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'When decorated, a hallway console table can give guests a sense of your interior style and add a lovely, lived-in quality to your home,' says Nadia McCowan-Hill, resident style advisor, Wayfair.

'We recommend hanging a wall mirror above your hallway console table – it'll not only fill the empty space above the table, but it will also give you a place to touch up your appearance before leaving the house.'

A hallway with stained glass windows and trio of blue console tables with vases

(Image credit: Laura Ashley)

What is the purpose of a console table?

A beautiful console table is often the cornerstone to an entryway or luxury lounge, reclining against the wall and tying the space together,' says Linda Holmes, Interiors Director at LuxDeco.

'With considered curation, a simple console can become the platform for your most treasured ornaments and artwork. And, when it’s a product of exquisite craftsmanship and opulent materials, the console is a feature in itself.'

Christina Chrysostomou
Christina Chrysostomou

 CHRISTINA CHRYSOSTOMOU: DIGITAL WRITER, REALHOMES.COM

The newest addition to the team, I am a Digital Writer at Realhomes.com and joined the team in June 2021.

Living in close proximity to Epping Forest, I am spoiled for choice with lush green spaces and also have a lovely English garden complete with a floral melange of roses, lavender, jasmine and an apple tree in my 2-bed ground floor maisonette.


My interior style is…

Quite the juxtaposition, my home is a 'coordinated hodgepodge' of the latest interior styles. However, featuring lots of white and grey decor, oak doors throughout and an upcycled rustic shelf made from a ladder and two wooden planks, the Scandi Chic trend dominates my home.

I'm also a massive fan of multi-functional broken plan design. My living room space is an office by day and social space to relax on evenings and weekends.


My next project...

I love entertaining family and friends and often extend my hospitality to include an overnight stay. So my next project would be to renovate our guest room with a boutique hotel style scheme to create a luxe-looking space.


My lust list...

Appearances are everything in Essex, so a huge statement floor length mirror is on the list! Failing that, a lovely vintage Persian rug would also add some color and culture to my sitting room space. Having been stuck indoors during lockdown, I'm a woman consumed by wanderlust. 

So all in all, I think the real answer is - a blank checkbook?


Special interests:

I'm a sucker for high street and designer brand collaborations. I think they are a great way of getting your hands on a statement piece at an entry-level price. 


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