One of our favorite pieces of furniture is the console. It’s functional, versatile, and fun to style! Consoles are traditionally used in entryways, but work well in many other spaces. We love them in family rooms (under a mounted tv), behind sofas, in dining rooms, playrooms and even bedrooms.
The first thing to consider when choosing a console is the style you are going for in the space. Think about whether you want something modern, coastal or transitional. The Pineapple Girls have many favorites, from Coastal Fresh to Modern Organic …a console made of natural materials is truly something special.
There are a wide variety of styles and finishes for consoles. Some have shelves or drawers for storage, and others are open underneath, leaving the perfect spot for poufs or ottomans that can be pulled out for extra seating. Consoles are made with many different materials, such as wood, lacquer, reclaimed wood, textured lacquer, or metal and glass.
To style a console, first think about what will go on the wall above it. Some great art or a mirror works well here. Don’t hang the piece too high. It should be hung 4″-6″ above the console.
Next, add a great pair of matching table lamps on either side. There are so many great options for lighting today, so try going out of your comfort zone and choose some fun lamps that will make a statement in the room.
Between the lamps, you can add a low bowl, picture frames, a decorative box or a sculpture. Choose smaller items that scale with the lamps. When choosing your decorative objects, keep it simple and classic. You don’t want the console to be overly cluttered.
A few final tips: think about balance and symmetry when styling your console. Experiment with a few different looks and don’t be afraid to switch it up when you are ready for a change.
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