How to Choose a Console Table


A console table is a staple piece of furniture in any home and can be used in a number of different settings. With a veritable array of console tables in the Tom Faulkner collection, it can take a bit of deliberation to settle on the perfect piece. So, we’ve created a handy guide to help you narrow down the best options for your space…




Metal console tables are not just at home in a traditional hallway setting. They 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 make a real visual impact.



For a more contemporary furniture look, the Papillon console table with a dichroic glass top is a real showstopper.



Console Tables for Hallways


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’s 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 as we can make them exceedingly slim. Like all of our handcrafted furniture, each console table is made to order and fully customisable, so we can tailor each piece to fit your hallway perfectly. You can choose from a variety of different finishes and tops with our bespoke console tables.

When finding a console table to suit an alcove, it’s important to make sure it fits in with its surrounding space. It’s also worth ensuring that there’s some wiggle room left at either side of the table and that it doesn’t protrude beyond the recess.



How to Style a Console Table


Start by considering what kind of vignette you want to create. Hallway console tables can be much more than homes to humdrum necessities like keys and sunglasses! Try playing around with accessories like a table lamp, vase, or a small collection of books or photographs.



Console Table and Mirror Combinations


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

Here are some classic combinations which work well together:




For more inspiration, or to arrange a visit to our Chelsea or New York showrooms, please get in touch.