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Top 5 Narrow Console Table Ideas for Small Spaces

  • by Brianna Goulet
Top 5 Narrow Console Table Ideas for Small Spaces
long narrow console table Do you love the style and functionality that a long narrow console table can add to a home? There are so many ways to use them. You can put them to use for storage and decor, make a statement or keep it simple. However, if you have a small space, fitting in these pieces can be a challenge. In this post, we’ve got you covered. Before you buy, take a look at five of our favorite narrow console table ideas for small spaces.

Idea 1: Add Dimension to Your Living Room Without Giving Up Space

long narrow console table (Photo: City Farmhouse, check it out here) Long narrow console tables add to any room without taking away your space. This makes them an awesome piece to add to your living room, where you and your family hang out. You can use these between a wall and your couch to place decor items like pictures, lamps, and vases. Putting a narrow console table behind your couch give your home a modern look. It helps you utilize your space in an even better way. For example, placing ottomans underneath your console table allows you to store extra seating. You can also create a nook for activities like reading and working. This is ideal in small rooms because it creates more usable space, without being in the way.

Idea 2: Add to Your Entryway with a Long Narrow Console Table

Greet your guests in when they walk into your home with a long narrow console table. These tables are the perfect place to put together a welcoming display. You can use this space to add decor items, seating or even a guest book. If you’re not looking to create a space that caters to guests, use one of these tables to create a “grab and go” station as you run out the door. This is a perfect place to stash keys, bags and important documents. No matter how you decide to put this table to use, it’s one of the best ways to fill empty space in your entryway. All without making it difficult for you or your guests to make their way in. As shown in the photo above, this would also be a great opportunity to add a mirror and make your space appear larger.

Idea 3: Choose a Narrow Console Table with Storage + Create More Space

narrow console table with drawers (Photo: Safavieh, (Manelin Sepia Storage Console Table, check it out here) (Photo: Living Space A modern spin on Mid-Century Modern Console Table) Style and storage? Check! These tables can make any room look great. A narrow console table with storage will allow you to store things away easily, making picking up and organizing your home a breeze. A narrow console table with drawers can make any room clutter-free and maximize your floor space. This is especially true if it has multiple drawers or several baskets. The best part? These tables can hold your stuff but they’re small enough so that you won't bump into them. This means that you can put them to use in high-traffic areas of your home without issue If you’re considering putting a narrow console table in your living room you can use a storage console as a TV stand! Using a narrow console table with storage will take up even less floor space than a regular TV stand. It also give you space to store remotes, cable boxes, DVD players and whatever else you may need to create your perfect home theater. Note: make sure you pick a sturdy console table if you're using it as a TV stand.

Idea 4: Making a Statement

narrow console table (Photo: Mark Reed, Weeping Willow Console Table, check it out here) narrow console table with storage (Photo: Sobe Furniture, Abele White Modern Console Table, check it out here) Want to make a bold move? A narrow console table like this one is a perfect match for you. As the old saying goes, a picture says a thousand words, but you can say even more with a statement. This table is a great way to spark a conversation with your guests when they visit your home. A table like the one pictured above would work best close to a wall where the little cubbies can be utilized. Alternatively, you can grab something like the Weeping Willow table if you’re looking for something that’s unique. Console tables like this really allow you to add character to your home. With something like this, you can say goodbye to bulky pieces that don’t fit in with the way you want to design your space. The sky’s the limit in terms of design so take the time to check out different makers and find the piece that works for you.

Idea 5: Ditch Your Desk For a Narrow Console Table

long narrow console table (Photo: Ameriwood Home, Ameriwood Home Owen Retro Desk, Weathered Oak check it out here) If clutter is your enemy, a narrow console table would be a welcome addition to your home office. You can tuck it into the corner of your space, then grab a laptop, a notebook and some lightning. That’s all you need. There is a special consideration you should keep in mind before you buy, however. If you plan on using a narrow console table as a desk, make sure there are no lower shelves and/or bars. This way your legs and chair will fit underneath the table. Secondly, make sure that you find the right width and height for you. Not every console table is the same and you want to find one that will be the best fit for your space.

Bottom Line

Console tables are a great buy if you want to add character and function to your space. Now, you have five narrow console table ideas for small spaces that you can use to transform your home. Now we want to know: what’s your favorite idea? Let us know in the comments! You can also stay up to date on our blog for more tips, ideas, and inspiration!


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