Published on December 14, 2018

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A good console table is one of the most important decisions you can make for your entryway. Whether you have a proper foyer or are carving your own entry out of a barely there hallway, the first piece of furniture you see when you come home should be one that you love. And we’re not talking surface-level love—we’re talking about the type of love that inspires you to create an Instagram account dedicated to your new table. 

The console table is just as important as the living room sofa. After all, this is the one place you trust to house your most valuable possessions—keys and wallet included. On one hand, your table should be practical; a serviceable surface that doubles as a bonus spot for storage. On the other hand, it’s also your first chance to make a statement and say something about your style and the decor that lies ahead.

Because we know consoles can range from the questionably cheap to the unseemly overpriced, we scoured the internet for the best pieces at every price point. Here are 12 power tables every wallet will appreciate.

Under $500

Mixed materials make this modern piece a triple threat for a tired hallway lacking talent.

Blurring the lines between Art Deco glam and Neo-futurism, Jonathan Adler’s interpretation of the traditional wood console table spans every aesthetic—from mid-century to bohemian.  

Move over, clear acrylic: We’re digging the smoky transparency of this sultry console. See-through enough to create visual intrigue but dark enough to bring the drama, this is one peekaboo effect that will stop guests in their tracks at the front door.

$500–$1,000

Why have one table when you can have three? Between its nesting capabilities and its timeless Scandinavian design, this minimalistic grouping is a step above the rest.

Much like the transparent effect of an acrylic table, the clean, suspended lines of this white console give the impression that the shelves are actually floating. In this case, however, the opportunities for storage are practically endless.

Lesson learned from this old desk-turned-console sourced from a flea market in Lyon, France? Never underestimate the versatility of a hidden gem.  

$1,000–$2,000

Hand-wrapped in woven raffia palm, the beachy-yet-modern balance of this streamlined console makes it a fitting backdrop for bold accessories—like colorful coffee table books or sculptural ceramics.

The dreamy, dark indigo finish of this handcrafted buffet lends itself beautifully to a whitewashed scenery.

Channel the graphic nature of a Mondrian painting by filling an empty nook with this boxy console.

$2,000-plus

The curvilinear shape and swooping detail of this blush bureau only add to its elegant appeal.

This cylindrical table is so stunning that you’ll never want to set anything on it. This is one way to turn your entry into a work of art.

Okay, so this incredibly composed piece by Lara Bohinc might even surpass “splurge-worthy,” but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t want to stare at it all day every day. While its patinated copper surface and shapely brass frame might be for aesthetic fulfillment, the piece is actually ultra functional with two built-in mirrors and a spare drawer.

 

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