As an area we tend to rush through rather than admire, our hallways often lack that all-important homey touch. Console tables are a bit of gamechanger when it comes to hallway decoration as not only do they provide a space for your photo frames, ornaments and plants pots, but they come in an array of beautiful and colourful designs.

What is a console table?

Taller than a coffee table, and narrower than a desk, console tables are designed to be placed against a hallway wall, or behind a sofa. Their slim design makes them well-suited to even the most compact of spaces and their flat surfaces are great for lamps and small decorative items.

An easy way to up your home's storage options too, console tables often feature drawers, shelves and baskets. Enjoy an organised and tidy space, and find a home for your coasters, magazines, board games, blankets and of course keys!

So if you feel your home is missing this functional and decorative home furnishing, have a browse below and find a design to suit your interior.

Don't forget to check out our favourite compact living essentials for more stylish storage solutions.

Best console tables at a glance

Best for industrial style Hoobro console table

Best value for quality Basket console table

Best for storing small items VonHaus herringbone console table

Best for style Malique marble console table

Best designer console table Moroccan waterfall console table

Best for a pop of colour Green mahogany wood desk and dressing table

Best for personalisation Alana black storage console

Best for cosy, country interior Compton ivory console table with baskets

Feeling crafty? Learn how to make your own console table with our handy guide.

Best console tables for 2023

Hoobro Console Table

Best for industrial style

Black console table

The first console table in our roundup is a budget-friendly pick, available from Amazon. The dark exterior and metal mesh shelf give this design an edgy feel, perfect for a contemporary home.

The drawers are made from a fabric material, an unusual yet welcomed touch to an otherwise fairly industrial-inspired design. With room for larger items at the bottom - filing boxes, wrapping paper and baskets - and three drawers for your smaller knick-knacks, this slim furniture item has got your hallway storage needs covered.

At one metre long, this console table would look lovely behind a compact sofa. Stick to the grungier vibe and surround with plants, mis-matching prints and rustic accessories.

Basket Console Table

Best value for quality

John Lewis ANYDAY basket console table

John Lewis' ANYDAY range is ideal for modern, quality homeware on a budget, and this delightful console table certainly fits that brief. Offering a relaxed, breezy vibe, and made with a mix of materials (perfect for all interiors) we're rather taken with this console table. It could even work as a nice kitchen accessory - store recipe books and tea towels in the basket.

VonHaus Herringbone Console Table

Best for storing small items

Herringbone console table

For an instant burst of chicness, herringbone is always a winner.

We love the rustic nature of the faux leather tab handles - a nice addition to help this console table stand out. Perfect for a Scandi-inspired space thanks to its clean lines, this console table will slot into a pared-back yet stylish vibe with ease. You don't have the benefit of a bottom shelf with this design, but the two drawers are ideal for keys, notepads, pens and stationery. At just over £100, this Amazon find won't set you back too much either.

Malique Marble Console Table

Best for style

Marble console table

Your console table doesn't have to simply slot into your interior, why not go all out, and opt for a glamorous marble design? A favourite of ours for standout furniture, Graham & Green has a number of lovely console tables on offer. This marble pick really caught our eye. A solid structure made of iron and marble, with a fabulous brass finish, what's not to love?

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Not the best for storage, but a gorgeous decorative table for your hallway. Place a beautiful bunch of flowers on the top, and wow your guests as they walk through the door.

Looking for more of a focal point for your room? Browse our favourite coffee tables.

Moroccan Waterfall Console Table

Best designer console table

Black and white console table

If you really want to jazz up your living room or hallway, and add a console table that somehow takes centre stage despite being against the wall, look no further.

This Anthropologie design with its strikingly beautiful monochrome tiled exterior, and unique arched shape is sure to impress. A gorgeous statement piece, with a hefty price tag to match...

For a vintage flair, why not add a retro bedside table to your space too?

Green Mahogany Wood Desk and Dressing Table

Best for a pop of colour

Green console table

A colourful console table is an effortless way to add vibrancy to your space, and where else to look for a fun and bright furniture piece than Oliver Bonas? This green console table is a real head turner. The retailer has described this room accessory as a desk and dressing table, so you can work it into your room as best suits, but we'd say it makes for a top console table. You can add this to an already colourful space for an eclectic feel, or why not liven up a plain white room in need of a revamp?

Treat yourself to the matching drinks trolley for the most stylish of hosting accessories.

Alana Black Storage Console

Best for personalisation

Black console table

Featuring curved lines and plenty of space for table lamps, plant pots and décor, this Urban Outfitters' console table offers an open-plan design, so you can get creative and personalise as suits. Hanging plants would work well, and you can use the bottom of the shelf for larger items such as speakers and hardbacks. We'd say this console table would look great in a bedroom - an easy way to up your storage in a space-saving manner.

Compton Ivory Console Table with Baskets

Best for cosy, country interior

Compton Ivory Console Table

For a more solid, permanent room feature, this ivory console table could work a treat. You've got plenty of storage options thanks to the two drawers and cute baskets, and the silver cup handles add a charming, antique feel.

Check out the Dunelm Compton range for matching furniture.

Not found what you're looking for? You can find more table options in our roundup of the best side tables for every room of the house.


Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.