A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Console Table for Your Home

Console tables are one of those versatile pieces of furniture that can enhance any room in your home. From providing extra storage to creating a stylish focal point, the right console table can make a significant impact. In this guide, we'll explore how to select the perfect console table for your space, offering tips and insights to help you make a choice that complements your home beautifully.

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What is a Console Table?

A console table is a narrow table typically placed against a wall in an entryway, hallway, or living room. Unlike coffee tables or end tables, console tables are often taller and slimmer, making them ideal for small or narrow spaces. They can serve various purposes, such as displaying decorative items, providing additional storage, or even serving as a makeshift desk.

Why a Console Table is a Must-Have

Enhancing Your Entryway

The entryway is the first impression of your home. A console table here can set the tone, offering a place to drop keys, mail, or display a welcoming bouquet of flowers. Opt for a design that includes drawers or shelves for extra functionality.

Adding Style to Hallways

Hallways can often be neglected spaces. A well-chosen console table can transform these transitional areas into stylish nooks. Use the surface to showcase art, family photos, or a statement lamp.

Living Room Versatility

In the living room, a console table can be placed behind a sofa to provide a surface for lighting, decorative objects, or books. It can also act as a subtle divider in open-plan spaces.

How to Choose the Right Console Table

Consider Your Space

Before purchasing a console table, measure your space to ensure it will fit comfortably without obstructing traffic flow. For narrow hallways, choose a table with a slim profile.

Material Matters

Console tables come in various materials, including wood, metal, glass, and stone. Choose a material that complements your existing decor:

  • Wood: Offers warmth and can range from rustic to modern styles.
  • Metal: Provides a sleek, industrial look.
  • Glass: Ideal for small spaces as it doesn’t visually clutter the room.
  • Stone: Adds a luxurious touch but can be heavy and requires sturdy flooring.


Consider what you need from your console table. If you require storage, look for tables with drawers or shelves. If it's purely decorative, focus on design and aesthetics.

Style and Design

Your console table should complement the overall style of your home. Here are some popular styles:

  • Modern: Clean lines, minimalistic design, often in neutral colours.
  • Traditional: Ornate details, rich wood finishes.
  • Industrial: Metal frames with wooden tops, often in darker tones.
  • Contemporary: Sleek and stylish, with bold shapes and innovative materials.
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Styling Your Console Table

The Rule of Three

When styling your console table, use the rule of three. Group items in threes for a balanced and visually appealing look. For example, a lamp, a stack of books, and a decorative bowl.


Layer items of different heights to create depth and interest. Start with a tall item like a lamp or a vase, add a medium-height item such as a photo frame, and finish with a shorter piece like a tray.

Personal Touch

Incorporate personal items that reflect your personality. This could be a collection of your favourite books, a unique piece of art, or a cherished family photo.

Top Picks for Console Tables

For Small Spaces

If you're short on space, consider a wall-mounted console table. This type of table doesn’t take up floor space and can provide just the right amount of surface area for your needs.


Look for console tables that double as desks or vanity tables. This is especially useful in small apartments where space is at a premium.

Statement Piece

Choose a console table with an eye-catching design or unusual material to make it the focal point of your room.


Discover the Hidden Potential of Your Living Room: Stunning Console Tables You Can't Miss

Lola Console Table

The Lola console table is not just a piece of furniture; it's a statement. With its unique design featuring sharp square edges contrasted by a singular smooth circular leg, Lola plays with symmetry to create an eye-catching focal point for any room. This handcrafted piece is made to order in Melbourne from high-quality American Oak and is available in a variety of stain options or satin paint finishes.


  • Size: L 120 x D 40 x H 80cm
  • Custom Sizes Available: Yes

Warranty and Showroom

  • Warranty: 5 years on all timber furniture
  • Showroom: Available in our Melbourne showroom


  • Regular Price: $4,150

Lola's design allows for customisation, making it possible to tailor the dimensions and finishes to perfectly suit your home. Each piece is unique, embracing the natural variations in timber. With Lola, you’re investing in a durable piece that’s guaranteed to enhance your living space for years to come.

Enquire Now to start the journey of bringing the Lola console table into your home.

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Boyd Console Table

Boyd is designed to impress with its sharp lines and modern aesthetic. This console table is both architecturally intriguing and functional, serving as a sophisticated addition to any contemporary living space. Handcrafted from American Oak in Melbourne, Boyd is available in a range of stains or satin paint finishes, allowing you to choose the perfect look for your home.


  • Size: L 140 x D 40 x H 85cm
  • Custom Sizes Available: Yes

Warranty and Showroom

  • Warranty: 5 years on all timber furniture
  • Showroom: On display in our Melbourne showroom


  • Regular Price: $4,950

Boyd’s design ethos revolves around simplicity and precision, making it a versatile piece that can be customised in size and finish to meet your exact requirements. Visit our showroom to see Boyd in person and explore the possibilities it offers for your space.

Enquire Now to discuss how Boyd can be tailored to your needs.

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Kaizen Console Table

The Kaizen console table is a blend of playful geometry and contemporary design. Its triangular legs and integrated square top bring a fresh, bold look to any room. Like all our pieces, Kaizen is handcrafted to order in Melbourne from American Oak and can be finished in a range of stains or satin paint finishes.


  • Size: L 140 x D 50 x H 85cm
  • Custom Sizes Available: Yes

Warranty and Showroom

  • Warranty: 5 years on all timber furniture
  • Showroom: Available in our Melbourne showroom


  • Regular Price: $4,790

Kaizen offers the perfect blend of form and function, with the ability to customise dimensions and finishes to suit your home. Each piece is unique, showcasing the natural beauty and variations of timber. Experience the boldness of Kaizen in your own home.

Enquire Now to bring Kaizen into your living space.

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Customisation and Craftsmanship

At MOMU, we believe in creating furniture that not only looks stunning but also fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. Each piece is made to order, ensuring that it meets your specific needs and preferences. Whether you want a console table longer, shorter, deeper, or in a different finish, we can make it happen.

Expertly Crafted, Guaranteed

We take pride in our craftsmanship, using only the best materials and paying close attention to every detail in the manufacturing process. This dedication to quality ensures that our furniture is built to last.


Choosing the perfect console table involves balancing functionality with style. By considering the size of your space, the materials and design that suit your home, and the way you plan to use it, you can find a console table that enhances your decor and meets your needs. Whether it's for your entryway, hallway, or living room, the right console table can bring both practical benefits and a touch of elegance to your home.

Now that you have all the tips and insights, it's time to find that perfect console table and elevate your home's interior design.

Visit Our Showroom

Our showroom, located at 12 Ardena Ct, Bentleigh East VIC 3165, is open from Thursday to Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm. All other times and virtual appointments can be booked here. Come see our pieces in person and discover the endless customisation options available to you.

Get in Touch

Our customer care team is available Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm (AEST). Contact us on 1300 052 495 for assistance, email us at enquiry@momu.com.au, or use our live chat feature on our website.

Easily accessible from nearby Brighton, Hampton, and Sandringham. It's a straightforward drive south from Richmond and South Yarra, and the journey from Kew, Balwyn, and the northern suburbs, including Fitzroy, Thornbury, Ivanhoe, and Northcote, is a breeze. Visit the MOMU showroom at 12 Ardena Ct, Bentleigh East VIC 3165. You can find MOMU here in  Google Maps.

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