Thursday, September 10, 2020

different ways to style a console table

Ever wonder what the best way to style a console table is?

Today six bloggers, myself included, are sharing our tips and tricks for styling console tables and sideboards.

The floating sideboard in our dining room has been styled several ways over the years. It is a really fun place to style for the different seasons and holidays. 

One thing you will always notice that remains the same, is lamplight.

I love lamplight and I love how a lamp adds height to the space.

I am also not a big fan of tchotchke's. I like the items I use on a sideboard to have a purpose, or be something really beautiful.

Below I have used chunky wood bookends that are almost more of an art piece. They add the right amount of texture and also scale to balance out the lamp.  

In keeping with the neutral color scheme, I added in some of my favorite books in black, white, and grey, and then my favorite vase with a fun textural air plant.

A large mirror ties everything together. 

Let's see how changing up a few things can change the entire look of the space.

Ok, same piece of furniture, different art.

Here I still did a lamp on one end and kept the same color palette. 

In this case, I leaned art on the opposite end of the lamp to bookend the space. 

In the center, a vintage silver tray holds wine glasses and fresh flowers. 

Like I mentioned earlier, I love decorating these pieces for the holidays!

Last year I went all out in the dining room with my Halloween decor. You can read about it further here. 

I chose to stick with my neutral color scheme but also add in some orange. 

3 pieces of artwork are used to fill up the space here, and a giant spider hangs off one of them. 

You can use spiders with suction cups to creep and crawl.

Add a few more spooky details, but also keep some of your everyday decor like this lamp and book stack. 

You can also keep things super simple with just something on either end. A lamp and a stack of books with a decorative object on top might be all you like!

And another holiday coming up is Christmas! 

I love to add varying heights to our console with cake stands.

You can add in any color you'd like with little bottle brush trees and faux greenery. 

The little white houses have lights that act as little nightlights at night. 

You can read about our Christmas dining room here.

I hope this gave you some ideas to not only style your consoles, sideboards, or buffets for everyday use, but also for the holidays!

For even more creative ideas, click on the blogs below to take you to their posts!

xoxo, Melaine 


Mary Ann Pickett said...

Melaine, this is awesome. I love every single look and the fact that you can change it up. Love the black and white photography and Savannah's sweet smile. The round mirror is cool too!

cindy hattersley design said...

I love every one of the incarnations you created. I don't even think I could pick a favorite.
You make it look so simple, even though we know it isn't!! Thank you so much for joining us again. We always love having you!


I always love your ideas! And that console table is amazing!

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