Compared to other parts of your home, your entryway probably doesn’t get a whole lot of attention. After all, we rarely spend any time there — most of the time we walk through. Even then, most homeowners don’t use the front door very often — there’s usually a more utilitarian entrance from the garage or driveway. On the other hand, guests normally enter through the front. This is where your home gets its one-and-only chance to make a first impression. The entryway is where your console table does its best work. A well-chosen, well-placed, well-decorated console table can make a beautiful first impression and set the tone for a tasteful, comfortable home. It can also draw out a few compliments, and everybody likes that!
While the entryway may be the most common place for a console table, it isn’t the only place where a console table can present a design solution. Flat screen TVs have made the console table a viable entertainment center, especially in a smaller space. Other possible uses include a small desk (great for sorting out the mail), in the bedroom as a vanity, or even in the kitchen or dining room as a small bar. Just make sure that, if you’re using your new console table for something more than just a display for lamps and knick-knacks, it will provide adequate storage space.