Modern Console Tables

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Stunning and Functional Modern Console Tables

Console tables, also called a sofa table, bring effortless beauty and practicality in a variety of locations throughout your space. In homes where space is at a premium, a tall, slim console table is an excellent substitute for buffets, work stations, vanities, TV stands and more. Console tables also dress up bare entryways and hallways by providing convenient and out-of-the-way places to display artwork, pictures, lighting and decorative objects. A broad range of sizes, materials and styles make the modern console table both a practical and highly flexible addition to any contemporary space.

Choosing Which Modern Console Tables Is Right For You

The beauty of contemporary console tables is the way in which they lend themselves to a variety of functions. Available in a wide range of styles, materials, sizes, and shapes, modern console tables can easily fit your design aesthetic and functional needs. If you prefer a rustic, organic vibe, consider a console made from reclaimed pine or solid oak – perfect for a Scandinavian or modern farmhouse feel. For a contemporary or even industrial aesthetic, look for minimalistic lines paired with materials such as hammered brass or powder-coated steel.

Living Room:

In a living room, a console table is the perfect height for placement behind a sofa or sectional, where its length provides a convenient and roomy surface area for a table lamp, photographs, or cocktail glasses.

Bedroom & Home Office:

In the bedroom, a console table can be the perfect vanity or modern dressing table, when paired with a complementary mirror. Even in a home office or workspace, especially when space is at a premium, a modern console table with drawers can easily be put to work as a sleek, narrow desk.


Without a doubt, a contemporary console table is ideally suited to a home’s foyer or entryway. A modern console table makes an elegant and welcoming sight in a house or apartment, providing a convenient spot for dropping off keys and other accouterments, while offering a setting for fresh flowers, a small table lamp, and other modern decor. While any number of modern tables can fulfill this function, modern console tables, with their modest footprints and elegant profiles, tend to be both functional and visually pleasing as modern entry tables.

Features to Look for in Modern Console Tables

As with any modern table, what you look for in a modern console table will depend upon how you intend to use it. If you live in a very small space, size will be a major factor in selecting the most appropriate contemporary console table for a specific area of your home. Size aside, whether the primary function of your modern table is practical or esthetic should help drive your decision and arrive at the best solution.

If your contemporary console tables need to be highly functional, in addition to aesthetically pleasing, look for drawers and other storage elements that provide added functionality besides a roomy and convenient surface area. Contemporary console tables that will likely get plenty of use should be materially sound. So, ensuring that a modern table is made from durable materials, and is well-crafted and easy to maintain should absolutely inform your decision.

Conversely, if functionality is less of a concern, and acquiring beautiful, visually striking contemporary console tables are the major consideration, then the wide selection of artful modern console tables readily available at 2Modern will make your selections that much easier.

What Else to Think About When Buying a Modern Sofa Table

Much like your existing furniture, you want your new console table to blend well with your space. Taking into consideration the finish and material is important based on your design scheme and the impact you would like your console table to have in your home. Neutral options in shades of black, brown, white, or gray are solid options for almost any home, while more unexpected shades of blue, red, or green can be worked into contemporary or art deco spaces. Wood and metal are traditional when it comes to material, but some console tables come with accents of stone, acrylic, or glass for an elevated look.

Modern Console Table FAQs

  • Where Should I Put a Contemporary Console Table?

Modern console tables can be used purposefully in almost any room of your home. Perfect stationed behind a sofa or sectional to hold books, decor, and lighting, modern console tables can also work as a storage and serving piece in a dining room, a compact workstation in an at-home office, or as a welcoming design greeting guests in the entryway as they enter your home.

  • What Height Should a Console Table Be?

The average height of a console table is 30 inches, though designs can range anywhere from 28 inches to 36 inches in height. You want the top of your console table to sit just below the back of your sofa or sectional for easy access when sitting and so nothing spills over onto the other side. Conversely, for an entryway, the console table should come up to your waist to easily be able to access the storage or to grab or toss your keys as you head out the door.

  • How to Decorate a Console Table?

The best part about a new console table is the endless combination of decoration possibilities. You’ll want to layer items in terms of size, shape, height, and texture to create a dynamic and visually appealing design no matter what room your console table is in. Opt for tall vases or table lamps, a stack of coffee table books, vases of favorite flowers or even organizational trays and decorative bins to keep your space organized and clutter-free.