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How to Style a Modern Console Table

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 29, 2015 01:01 AM
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by ESLTeam last modified Jul 28, 2015

A console table is an incredibly versatile piece of furniture. It can be used in an entryway, as a sofa, a vanity or as a bar. They are also perfect as sideboards in a dining room, or, in a pinch as a laptop desk if you are short on space.  When it comes to styling your console, start with a pair of two beautiful modern table lamps on each side to anchor the table.  Then add either a simple or more ornate modern wall mirror (depending on your taste or the look you want to achieve) above the center of the table to satisfy the Rule of Three.  What is the Rule of Three, you ask? The Rule of Three says that three (or any odd number) of objects arranged together will create a vignette with a sense of balance that will be visually appealing.  But, as with many things, there are always exceptions! Next start playing with vignettes. Like so much in design, layering is key. Mix up the height of objects in a vignette -- items of the same height fall visually flat (and flat is boring, right?) Bring in visual texture through different finishes (matte, shiny,) textures (rough, smooth) and color. As we said, sometimes rules are made to be broken. This styled console table doesn't use a pair of table lamps on either side to ground the display. The display is very simple and it works because the orchid and enamel box are of different heights (visual interest) and the centered mirror balances the design. We love the look of a floor mirror behind a console table. Mirrors give the illusion of a larger space and are great for bouncing around natural light. This post focused on console tables in entryways, but the same principles apply no matter their location or use. Image Sources: The Gilded Nest ; La Dolce Vita ; Decor Fix ; Lushome ; McGill Design Group






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