When it comes to decorating, there are lots of things to take into consideration, from the colour of the walls and the carpet to the fixtures you use, including the lighting. However, one thing that will always have a big impact on the look of a property is the furniture that you have and it is a good idea to spend a lot of time concentrating on working out what types of furniture will work best in each room before buying anything.
While some things are obvious – such as a bed in the bedrooms and a dining room table and chairs in the dining area – other items of furniture are not no obvious and will take a bit more planning to get right. For example, you can easily jazz up an empty-looking hallway with a new black console table and the great thing about using console tables throughout your home is that they are small enough to fit into any space but big enough that they make a distinctive impact on how the room looks.
Small but Noticeable …
Console tables are similar to bedside tables in that they make a big visual impact from a small platform and they can really make a difference to an entire space.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common places to put a console table to add a new dynamic to a home:
- Hallway/entrance area
- Dressing room
- Downstairs toilet
They can actually be used anywhere in a property but they work best when placed in a room that is otherwise lacking something. They add a stylish touch and as they are fairly small items of furniture, it is easy to find a space to fit one into.
They are usually used on a landing or in a hallway but they are also effective when using them as a dressing table in a bedroom.
Choose a Design …
It is important to choose a design wisely, as it will need to work well with the rest of the décor in the property. There are lots of styles and designs to choose between and the following are some of the most popular:
- Shabby chic
- Gold leaf motif
- Classic Victorian-esque look with curves and embellished details
- Modern style with straight edges
You can choose between white, black, gold and silver but there are also other colours available depending on your needs and taste.
Jazz Up your Style
Jazzing up a home without completely redecorating is a great way to improve the way it looks without having to make huge changes that can be both time consuming and expensive. By adding small decorative features such as console tables, you can effectively give your home a brand new appearance without having to do bigger redecorating jobs such as laying new floors, repainting, wallpapering or even more drastic jobs such as building an extension.