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.
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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.
2. Made.com Anderson console table
Table: H80 x W120 x D24 cm | Colour options: 1
This Anderson console table has it all if you're chasing classic, unfaddy trends. Industrial-looking, mid-century modern mango wood – check. Art Deco-inspired, metallic solid brass cladding – check. Traceable timber – you've guessed it. Designed in-house by the stars in their studio, this furniture is practically future-proof and will age gracefully with design-led decorum. Yes, there's partial assembly required – but we promise this'll be oh-so-worth it when it's on display. Note it's a weighty investment so be sure to have some help on hand. Ensure you get the best price with our Made discount codes.
3. West Elm mid-century Acorn console with mirror
Table: H184 x W48 x D38 cm | Colour options: 1
If you've ever had to choose between either a console table or a long hallway mirror – know that your days of compromise are well and truly over with this retro design by West Elm. Made from Fairtrade and FSC-certified Acacia and Eucalyptus wood, you'll know that this is a sustainable product with a conscience while you check your reflection out. With generous drawers measuring H8 x W41 x D29 cm, you can be sure that there's loads of space for keys, mail, and miscellaneous items.
4. La Redoute Interieurs Quilda vintage console table
Table: H76 X W120 X D 30cm | Colour options: 1
If you love vintage-inspired furniture, this elegant wooden console table will bring a touch of old-fashioned glamour to your hallway. With four large drawers, there’s more storage room for hoarders, while its narrowness will ensure that it doesn’t look out of place in even the most compact of hallways. Thanks to its narrow leg structure and light wood composition, it won't detract from the light levels in your hall, and thanks to its solid oak legs, it'll remain sturdy.
5. Gallery Direct Madrid Walnut console table
Table: H80 x W120 x D40 cm | Colours available: 1
If you’re a fan of the dark country mansion-style but want to introduce some contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic, this table will be the perfect fit. There is a certain sense of majesty about this table, which makes layering it with clutter unforgivable. Deck the table with a lamp and a neutral ornament to enhance its features and make sure it’s kept polished to retain that wow-factor walnut wood shine. Despite its modern traditional look, there'll be no need for fussy polishing routines. Simply wipe it clean with a soft, dry cloth as part of your normal housework routine.
6. Skagerak Georg console table
Table: H73 x W90 x D32 cm | Colours available: 2
If we told you that one of the best console tables had just two legs, you'd probably be wondering where the remaining pair were hidden. Perhaps you'd presume there had been a delivery issue, or maybe a design defect... But that's where you would be mistaken. This simple but elegant design is perfect for small hallways where a four-legged console table causes constraint. Available in 100% FSC certified untreated oak or black, the visible graining on either colourway makes it look like a premium place to pop vases and proud possessions.
7. John Lewis & Partners Moritz console table
Table: H81 x W80 x 40cm | Colours available: 1
If your hallway is dark, this glass-topped console will brighten it up. The silver metal frame gives the illusion of space while the transparent top lets light through. And, those sophisticated criss-cross, bevelled-edges create a look seen in 5* boutique hotels. Several reviews mention how well-made it is, commend its easy assembly and applaud the durable delivery packaging. John Lewis provides an assembly service to assist with building it in a room of your choice, and removal and disposing of all of packaging.
8. Fontana shelved white marble and black console
Table: H82 x W 120 x D 35cm | Colours available: 2
A modern 'a-maze-ing' design, wow guests with this monochromatic marble and iron console table. With four tiers of shelves, this hall table is ideal for displaying everything from framed family photos, surplus coffee table books, and holiday souvenirs. Make this on-trend geometric design a distinct foyer, and complete the look with a contemporary hallway mirror. Due to the organic nature of the marble, each piece will vary in texture, pattern, colour, and veining, making it truly your own.
9. La Redoute Ginola metal console table
Table: H115.5 x W110 x D34 cm | Colours available: 1
Display a work of art in your hallway with this sculptural black coated steel console table. Mixing sturdy metal with soft circular shapes, we love the aesthetic balance and consideration that comes with this functional design. With two shelves and the opportunity to mount this onto your wall, say Bonjour to a fantastically fashionable French-inspired that's à la mode.
10. Cox & Cox flat rattan webbing console table
Table: H77 x W100 x D34.5cm | Colours available: 1
Transport yourself to a seventies-inspired bohemian wonderland with this rattan and brass-coloured console table with classic woven cane drawer panel inserts. The cool toned wood works gorgeously with the painted iron for a retro-inspired revamp that doesn't look at all outdated. Add cream homeware and fluffy Pampas textures to transform it into a dreamy modern Scandi scene.
11. La Redoute weathered grain Mango wood console
Table: H120 x W76 x D40 cm | Colours available: 1
More often than not, modern or fresh wooden designs don't look right in a traditional or rustic home, so we welcome the use of weathered mango wood in this distressed design. But distressed doesn't necessarily equal shabby looks. White trim meets a geometric, almost mosaic-like diamond motif for a match made in heaven to balance out the golden wood tones. And refreshingly, we find a middle ground between contemporary and classic with the mix of almost Ethnic-inspired warmth and sleek black legs.
12. Atkin & Thyme Etienne contemporary console table
Table: H75 x W120 x D37.5 cm | Colours available: 1
Your entryway is the place for making an immediate design impact and this stunning two-ring table with its endless curves will do just that. Made with brass-plated iron and a reinforced toughened glass top, it's a swirly and mesmerizing statement piece which'll have friends and family circling back for a second (or third) look. Place a lampshade on top and watch as the clear surface gives the illusion of the item magically levitating above the metal rings.
13. Audenza gold Ginkgo leaf console table
Table: H85 x W90 x D33 cm | Colours available: 1
Glam up your hallway Geisha-style with this oriental-inspired console table. Paying homage to Chinese botanicals, this Ginko leaf gold table is a fusion of Art-Deco and Eastern design. You could say that these leaves remind us of the twenties flapper girl era with their oversized Ostrich feather fans. To add further elegance, Audenza has placed a mirrored top to make this style table truly shine. Made from slightly distressed iron to give it an authentic aged look.
14. Swoon Hansel console table
Table: H80 x W100 x D30cm | Colours available: 1
You'll feel like you've won the lottery with this Hansel console table by Swoon. Because, in their words, the dark mango wood, white marble, and brass is a 'marriage made in heaven and we couldn't have put it better ourselves! With the melange of premium materials at an affordable price, you'll be pinching yourself to check that it's real. With two shelves and tray edging, it's perfect for if you've got a clumsy (or busy) family who knocks things off the table as they walk through the door... Or a curious cat.
15. Banbury Designs sliding grooved door accent console
Table: H81.3 x W40.7 x D81.3 cm | Colours available: 2
If you've gone barny trying to find the perfect country-chic table, consider this modern farmhouse console. Available in cream or grey, part-doored, part open-shelved design can house homely bits and bobs, or alternatively act as a TV stand to accommodate up to a 34" television. Made from high-grade MDF, durable laminate, and metal, it's got all the benefits of modern materials, with a classic and calming composure.
What is the purpose of a console table?
'When you've sorted some expert ways to decorate a console table, 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 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.'