First impressions influence perception, and they can make or break a romantic date, a hiring decision, or a long-term business deal. But can these powerful first impressions also affect the way an individual sizes-up a house? Most definitely.
Whether your home is on the market, or you’re simply interested in enhancing its decor—aside from curb appeal—the “second first impression” begins in the entryway of your residence. A key furnishing around which to build the design for your entry is the console table. Here are three design concepts on how to maximize its use.
Consoles Aren’t Just for Utility
Many homeowners may see their entryway console table only in terms of its function, and little else. As a place to drop a set of keys, or deposit a coat, hat, or an umbrella. But the table’s significance far exceeds its utility.
For this reason, your console table deserves the same attention to form and style that you might devote to other parts of your home.
Introduce Your Design Theme
Use the style of your console as an opportunity to introduce your distinctive personal tastes, and the design theme of your home. You may favor an antique or vintage style. Or perhaps you prefer a mid-century modern, retro, Boho, or rustic look. Whatever the style, the most important thing is that you love it, and that it fully expresses you—because it’s likely to be remembered.
Add Accessories and Wall Coverings That Repeat Your Theme
The console table is a central design element, but equally as important are the items that accompany it, like photographs, vases, paintings, and sculptures. You may already own an assortment of items collected over many years. This is the perfect opportunity to display those that best capture the spirit of your chosen design theme.