Are you tired of having your home cluttered? Need a place to display your photos, flowers, figurines and other decorative items? Do you desire a storage unit that takes up minimal space? If yes, the answer is a console table! However, don’t rush out to buy one yet; you need to read this.
Console tables combine style, elegance and functionality and have been in existence for several centuries. They have a rich history – according them the status of collectors’ items – and have metamorphosed from the earlier two-legged version to the present day four-legged tables. Several types of console tables are available and vary according to their characteristics:
- by top material: marble, wood, leather, iron or glass console tables
- by color: blue, black or white console tables
- by style: modern/contemporary or antique console tables
- by shape: rectangular, round, half moon console tables
Various designs and styles of console tables also exist and may be carved or hand-made, machine-designed, have drawers, cabinets or shelves. Hence, it’s all a matter of choice. My personal favorite is the black console table but who knows what yours is? Only you! In making a good choice however, several factors must be considered and you need to ask yourself some questions:
What is my budget? This is an important point given that there is a wide margin (as low as 90 to several thousands of dollars) in the prices of console tables and knowing what you can afford will guide you in your selection.
What is my taste? Cost might not be important to you and what matters is getting something of a very sophisticated nature, maybe one used by Aristotle!
What are my needs? This will help you decide what style to get, whether with mirrors, drawers, shelves or cabinets.
What will blend in with my home? This will guide you in selecting colour, shape, size, and other similar considerations.
To secure a good deal in the purchase of your console table, it’s imperative you conduct a thorough research in order to be able to discern the one that is truly worth spending your money on. The internet is a great resource to do this. No doubt, this may be tedious but it eventually pays off. However, you can also employ the services of a reputable expert. It’s your ball game, but whatever your choice, compare several options before deciding.
Now that you are armed with sufficient knowledge, go get that console table!