Console Tables: Understanding the Concept, Evolution, and Purpose

A console table is ideally a long and narrow piece of furniture meant for entryways and hallways. Nowadays, there are a lot of varieties of console tables that can be placed in any portion of the house, including the living room, bedroom, and dining room. The concept was first introduced in France in the 17th Century. The console tables have evolved from rectangular slabs supported by wall mount brackets to contemporary entertainment units. Many people use these tables as a staging platform for decorative items, but with the evolving designs, these are also being doubled as desks, vanities, and Buffets

That's Living offers a wide range of console tables that accentuate your living space while letting you store and display your prized possessions. Take a look at our collection, browse through the products, and choose the one that matches your style.

Types Of Console Tables Available At That's Living

Keeping up with the latest trends, That's Living brings you an extensive selection of console tables. From sleek metallic structures to the ones with shelves and drawers, there's a lot to explore here, depending on your taste. Broadly, the console tables available on our platform can be divided into the following categories

Sofa Tables: 

These are placed against the back of the Sofa, usually to display artifacts and decorative items like succulents, antiquities, and other objects. You can use these tables to accentuate the living room quite nicely.


Some console tables have a broad top and drawers that make them ideal vanities. Combine them with a mirror and appropriate lighting, and you'll have a perfect spot in your Bedroom or closet area to get ready for any occasion.


You can also double up a console table as a desk in your workspace. They don't take up much space and are perfect for keeping your mails organized. 

Entertainment Units

Instead of dedicating an entire wall for a TV cabinet, you can simply place a stylish console in a small space of your Living Room. It has multiple drawers for storage and even comes with outlets for connecting your media devices.

Entryway Tables

Most entryways are narrow and leave little scope for placing any kind of furniture. You can easily furnish the area with entryway console tables while also utilizing its storage and display aspects. You can display vases or candles on the top, while the bottom shelf can hold your shoes.

Hallway Tables

A console table in the hallway is not just ideal for storing your belongings, but it also perfectly hides any oddities on the walls, like a radiator. 

Choosing The Right Size Of Console Table For Your Living Room

A console table typically ranges from 24 to 48 inches in length, 26 to 36 inches in height, and 12 to 15 inches in depth. On the other hand, some console tables may be as long as 7 feet. However, the exact size depends on the room's dimensions and the size of different furnishings in the room.