I restyle my console tables all of the time. It may be for a new season, a piece of decor I just bought, fresh flowers I pick up on a Trader Joe’s run, or just looking for a change. It’s such a simple thing to switch up for a fresh new look. And today I’m sharing my go-to way to decorate a console table! The best part? It’s also the easiest way to style a console table! It takes the guesswork out of what works, because this formula always works!
Note- I’m linking items from each console table under the photo. If you have additional questions about where something is from, you can shop my home here.
the most simple way to style a console table:
Before we get started on what goes on the console table, let’s quickly talk about above and below the console table. I like to ground the space below with either baskets or stools, and balance that out by either a large mirror or piece of artwork above.
add a table lamp
After we have balanced out the top and the bottom, I add a table lamp on one side to add some height.
If you don’t have a spot to plug in a lamp, you can add height with something different, like a grouping of taper candles.
add a large pot or vase
Next, to balance out the height of the table lamp, I add a large pot or vase filled with fresh or faux greenery or flowers to the opposite side of the console table.
By the way, it doesn’t have to be a huge pot with super tall stems!
add leaning artwork
Leaning artwork is one of my favorite parts about changing up my console table looks! You can get a completely new look by adding a new seasonal art print. It’s such a great way to bring color to the space too!
See my favorite places to shop for artwork here: The Best Places To Buy Artwork Online
You can also use a stand for your artwork if you would rather, like below.
add coffee table books
Lastly, I add coffee table books between the lamp & pot. And I top the books with an object like a candle, small basket, bowl, or vase.
And that’s it! Simple, right! And the best part is that all of the photos I shared above give a completely different look, but all have the same formula.
P.S. Every once in a while I will add an additional dish or candle next to the stack of books, like I did with both the photos above and below.
P.S.S. And what if you have artwork above instead of a mirror? You can omit the leaning artwork, as shown above!
- mirror or artwork above
- baskets or stools below
- table lamp on one side
- pot or vase on the other side
- leaning artwork
- coffee table books topped with an object