Friday, April 8, 2016

Give Your Hallway a Fresh New Look with Hooker Furniture

One of the best ways you can dress up your hallway is with a console table. But first, what exactly is a console table? Even if you think you don’t know, you’ve probably seen them, and may even have one. Console tables, such as the Sanctuary Four-Door Mirrored Console by Hooker Furniture are typically found in entryways or hallways, but can also be used in any narrow space that needs a small, narrow piece of furniture.

Although its primary purpose may be debatable, a console table can have a functional use such as providing a horizontal surface for holding keys or displaying collections, a social use such as a convenient gathering place with lamps, or it can be completely aesthetic. And it can add visual interest and practical usage to your hallway.

Hooker Hallway Console at Baer's Furniture

Choose the Right Console Table

Of course, the console table you choose needs to fit your space physically with the right dimensions of height, width, and depth as well as aesthetically with the right qualities of color, shape, and style. The console table acts as an island or gathering spot in the hallway, and can become a focal point in the space.

The Sanctuary Four-Door Mirrored Console by Hooker Furniture packs a lot of style punch despite its diminutive size. With four mirrored doors and laced design, it oozes elegance and personality. The adjustable shelves make it practical as well as beautiful, as it effortlessly becomes the focal point of your hallway.

Dress It Up to Create an Impact

While this piece can easily command attention on its own, centering an interesting mirror or artwork above the piece will only add to the appeal of the space and keep it clean-looking and structured. Group similar items, such as white pottery along the top of the console for understated charm. Vary the height of your pieces for visual interest, but make sure they have a common theme. Remember to keep your mirror or artwork in proportion with the table but also larger than the other accent pieces to add layers of visual interest.

Mirrored Console by Hooker Furniture

Keep the “White Space.”

Although the negative space may not actually be white, be sure to maintain a good balance of items and their absence. This allows the eye to rest. If you’ve ever seen an overcrowded table or wall, you understand how visually uncomfortable this is. A good rule of thumb is to reserve a quarter of the space as negative space. In addition, choose a color palette. You can vary from it somewhat, mixing a silver vase in with your while porcelain pieces, for instance, will enhance the completed look.

Show Off Your Style

The console table can be the perfect outlet for expressing your personal style. Switch out the collection, or freshen the look with seasonal plants and flowers. Stack some interesting books under a bust stature, or switch out the pieces for a new collection. By keeping it well edited, you can give your console table by Hooker Furniture a fresh new look that is completely your own.

Want more d├ęcor tips from Baer’s Furniture? Check out our Houzz profile for redecorating projects from the design team at Baer’s Furniture.

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