How to choose a Console Table

A staple piece of furniture in any home, console tables can be used in a variety of different room settings. With 15 console tables in the Tom Faulkner collection to choose from, use our handy guide to find out which style will work for your space.

Special Edition Boulder Console Table by Tom Faulkner


Not just at home in a traditional hallway setting, metal console tables also work well in alcoves, behind sofas, and in reception rooms. Statement pieces like the Versailles and Capricorn console tables work well in larger spaces and really stand out:

Marble top ‘Versailles’ console table shown above.

For a more contemporary furniture look, the Papillon console table with Dichroic glass top is a real show stopper:

Shown above with the Papillon Rug and Cloud mirror.


The average hallway is between 90-100cm wide, with the majority of console tables between 30-40cm in depth. It’s important to make sure that there is plenty of room to walk past without the console table dominating the space.

For tricky narrow hallways, pieces like the Madison, Lexington and Siena from our popular Avenues range work well because we can make them very slim. Like all of our handmade furniture, each piece is made to order and fully customisable so we can make the tables to exactly fit the hallway. You can choose from a variety of different finishes and tops with our bespoke console tables.

For alcoves, make sure that the console table fits in with its surrounding space, that it fits the recess with enough space either side and that it doesn’t protrude.

Above: Fitzroy console table with glass top


Think about what kind of vignette you want to create. Hallway console tables don’t just need to home the obligatory keys and sunglasses! Try playing around with accessories like a table lamp, vase or a small collection of books or photographs.

Echo console table
Cool grey finish
Modern console table by Tom Faulkner
Florentine Gold specialist finish with Nero Marquina marble top


One thing visitors to our Chelsea showroom often ask is which mirror to pair with which console table. We have a range of contemporary and classic metal framed mirrors which work well with our console tables. As a general rule of thumb, you want to make sure that the mirror diameter is always smaller than the length of the console table, to keep things in proportion.

Below are some classic combinations which work well together:

Modern Furniture by Tom Faulkner
White Gold specialist finish with Arabescato marble top

Capricorn console table with Madison round mirror

Versailles Console Table | Contemporary Furniture by Tom Faulkner

Versailles console table with Jewel mirror

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