A Console can be statement piece that sets the tone in an entry. It might even reveal a little bit about the personality of the owner. It is a great place to display small collections of things. A console table in a dining room is a natural fit. It can provide extra serving space for large gatherings. When styling a console be sure to keep in mind, the balance, structure, texture and scale of the items you want to display.
Symmetrical arrangements tend to look more classic and orderly. They are usually created with pairs of things, ie candlesticks, lamps etc., ottomans etc. The artwork is usually hung in a balanced fashion as well.
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Asymmetrical arrangements can be a little trickier for the amateur, or anyone else for that matter. They usually begin with something tall on one side next to some randomly placed objects. Repetition of one or more of the objects can help unify the look.
I love how the cat is perfectly placed in this vignette….the balance would be off without the cat!
I wonder how long it took to get the photo?
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I think console tables, look best when they have something tucked below to ground or connect them to the floor .
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A console table is a great place to showcase small collections as in this instance below. I am completely smitten with this whole arrangement. Love the lamp made from a found object, the small collection of pottery and of course the small bouquet. I love the different textures and the contrast of the black and white.
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Notice the symmetrical placement of the chairs and prints, but an asymmetrical arrangement on the console creates interest.
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Simple, organic lovliness below.
Now..let’s play a game….
If a console table is an opening statement that tells us something about the owner of the house….Which one would you like to meet and why? Don’t pay attention to who designed it pretend you don’t know…