If you struggle with decorating a console table then this is the article for you. I’m sharing how I styled this console table in our foyer.
Decorating a console table in an entryway begins with choosing a statement or anchor piece. Also, adding different highs on a console table will help to create visual interest.
Let’s start with what a console table is. A console table is typically shallow in width and about the same height as a desk.
They are often placed up against a wall in entryways and hallways. The purpose of a console table can be for holding keys, hats, and such or simply for decorating.
In our foyer, we have this corner that fits a console table perfectly. This table decor hasn’t changed much since we move into this home 5 years ago. Come along as I share how I’m restyling it.
Entrance Table Decor
My goal for this table was to create a calming balance using as many natural-looking elements as I could without overdoing it.
The glass jug was my inspiration for decorating this table. It provides a few aspects I was looking for, color, glass, width, and height. Even though the jar brought in some height I felt the table still needed more heigh.
By adding pampas grass inside the jug it would give the height that I was looking for as well as a natural element. Plus the grass is really cute inside the jug. A tip for keeping pampas grass from shedding all over is to spray it with hair spray.
By placing the picture on the table instead of hanging it on the wall. Helps to pull your eyes to it as well as the pampas grass. Not to mention it saves my wall from more nail holes, which I’m sure makes my husband happy.
The soft green color of the lambs ear in the picture complements the subtle blue color of the jar.
Creating a more natural look means bringing in cooler colors and natural elements. All the plants may be fake but they still bring a natural element to the console table.
Thinking outside the typical candle with these candle holders. I created a different look by adding a birdcage and a potted plant. The white of the candle holders helps to brighten the darker table as well as make the birdcage stand out.
Inside the birdcage, I have a cardinal that is sitting on three eggs. Talk about balance, I worked at getting the little bird balanced just so for quite a while. Little details help to bring decorating together.
Keeping The Styling Simple
When styling these two shelves I wanted to keep them simple and low in cost. By shopping around the house I was able to add the welcome sign, the white houses, the greens, as well as the candle holders, and candles.
The welcome sign was on a stool that was in the foyer. It kind of looked a little misplaced and I debated about sending it to donation. By adding the sign to the shelf with the white houses I was able to give the sign a new look.
The white houses were used this last fall on our entertainment console. I like the way they look here much better. I believe they have found their home on this table for a while.
With there being three I was able to create balance by placing two on one side and the other on the other side. Doing this also helps to draw the eye to the welcome sign. The two different sizes also help bring in contrast.
This second shelf I felt was missing something to help tie it to the upper shelf. Adding a bit of green tucked in around the houses helped to bring in more natural elements as well as tie it to the upper shelf.
If you notice on each shelf there is something white on it, that is also on the opposite side of the next shelf. This helps to bring your eyes down to each shelf. The white candle holders help bring your eyes from the houses down to the lower shelf.
On top of the holders are gray candles that tie into the gray wall color as well as bring warmth to this space. This basket brings a soft balance to the overall look. It would also add a place for storage if needed.
This console table in our foyer greets our guests with the style of the rest of our home. To me, this table gives off a calm relaxing feeling that I want to be brought into the rest of our home.
A Decorative Home is making home a little sweeter ~ Jen
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