Have you ever wondered how to style a console table or chest in your home? My favorite part of interior design is when we put the final touches into a space that we have just finished. It's like the icing on the cake and it completes the design process.
Styling a console table or chest can be simple if you follow these 4 easy design tips!
1. Start with a console table or chest and clear the surface
I like to start with a clean slate and determine what I want to have on the piece. I typically want something 'tall', like lamps; art or a mirror on the wall above; and then a few decorative accessories on top of the console.
2. Add lamps (or something tall) to anchor each side and create symmetry
Lamps create a framework for the space on the wall above the console for art or a mirror. Measure the space between the lamps and then determine the size of art that you need. I generally look for something that is half as wide and at least half as tall as the console piece. This creates a balanced scale.
3. Hang art (or a mirror)
You can easily hang a grouping of art like I did above, or create a gallery wall using varying shapes and sizes of art, or hang one large piece.
4. Create a vignette of artful objects to add visual interest
Curate a collection of objects that you love in varying scale - I love blending objects that are old and new, with different bits of texture and shine.
Here are some of my favorite resources for consoles, lamps, art and decorative objects:
The brands I love from Wayfair (for consoles) are Uttermost and Hooker Furniture
The brands I love from Horchow (for lamps) are Regina Andrew and Visual Comfort
Each month Serena & Lily curates new, original and often times very affordable art from artists from all over the United States. I can't stress enough, how, if you can afford it, buy original art versus prints. Original art is more interesting; has the potential to grow in value; and provides a legacy for your children.
Furbish Studio offers quirky, affordable, stylish ideas for your home -- and it's one of my all-time favorite places to shop!
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