Sometimes your room is just a piece way from perfect. Is there an empty space behind the overstuffed sectional in you living room? Is there a lonely looking corner in your den? Perhaps your entry way is welcoming but still missing the piece which would warmly usher your guests inside. A wrought iron console table just might be the perfect finishing touch to complete your room’s furnishings.
A wrought iron console table is a decorative and useful table with sculptured legs which is designed to be either fixed to or to be set against a wall. These tables come in all sizes and their beauty and versatile functionality has led to the creation of self explanatory console table sub-categories such as side tables, sideboard tables, hall tables, and entry tables.
A wrought iron console table will complement the functionality, character, and decor of any room in your home, but to ensure the perfect paring between room and table keep these few guidelines and tips in mind.
Entry Way – Because the entry way is one of the most popular places for console tables, when they are designed to be placed near a doorway they are often called entry tables. Many people chose to decorate with entry tables because in addition to adding style and interest to their home’s first impression, entry tables also add unparalleled functionality. A wrought iron console table placed near a doorway is a convenient place to set down mail, handbags, briefcases, cell phones and keys when you enter and is also a great place to put small objects that you must remember to take with you out the door. Many people strategically place a mirror above an entry table, so they can conveniently check their appearance one last time before they head out the door and so their guests can do the same as they enter. When selecting an entry table a piece 34’’-36’’ in height, 36” – 72” in length and 16” -20’’ in width will fit most entry ways.
Hall Way – A hall way wrought iron console table provides a great way to add both internal beauty and a place to set additional lighting fixtures to illuminate low lit hall ways. Just as over an entry table, many people place a mirror over a hall way console table. This magnifies the light of lamps placed on the table, adds depth to the hall way, and provides a place to casually check your appearance throughout the day. The demilune, half-oval shape, console fits especially well in hall ways. When selecting a hall way table use the same dimensions as you would for an entry table.
Living Room – When considering living room decorating tables, most people first think of coffee tables. However, wrought iron console tables called sofa tables are another great table option for gathering places. Sofa tables typically are set against the back of a sofa and add horizontal balancing height to rooms. They also are often used to section off spaces. Typically, people decorate the top of sofa tables with house plants, lamps, and small artifacts. When selecting a sofa table plan for 26’’-27’’ in height, 60” in length and 14” -17’’ in width.
Dining Room – Wrought iron console tables double as both sideboards and buffet tables. As sideboards, they store silverware, dishes, glass, and linens. Some console tables are designed specifically to artfully display a wine rack. As buffets, they function as beautiful places to showcase and serve special meals. When selecting a dining room console table a piece 34’’-38’’ in height, 60” in length and 24’’ in width will fit most dining rooms.
Bed Room – Console tables in bedrooms double or even triple as vanities and desks. To add the functionality of a vanity simply place a mirror above your wrought iron console table and to create a mini desk, top it with writing utensils and artfully arranged office supplies. Store a small decorative bench underneath as a convenient out-of-the way seat. Some other creative uses for consoles in bedrooms include petite coffee bars and entertainment centers. When selecting a console table for your bedroom follow common sense as far as size for your piece in comparison with your bedroom. For the average sized bedroom choose a table 27’’- 29’’ in height, 48” – 54” in length and 16” -18’’ in width.
Enclosed Porch – Wrought iron consoles on covered porches are perfect to add height to plant racks or to serve as a sideboard for snacks and beverages. The right sized console table for your porch will depend on its size. Side board table dimensions will work well with most enclosed porches.