Perhaps you put the mail on the counter or in a drawer, or tomorrows mail on the counter to remember to take it with you. This is also a good place for a flashlight, the dogs leash and any number of other items that you are going to need as you go in and out the front door. Well with all this use every time you are coming and going from the house, theres no surprise that these tables get quite abused.
They are so long and narrow that they can fit nicely against a wall and hold fruit or plates or crystal or wine and yet not be a focal point in the room or take up all your space. For kitchen and dinning room try to select ones that have drawers like the oak console tables. That way you can keep a set of dessert spoons, napkins and little things like coasters, handy.
Aside from all the above mentioned ideas, it has been used in the dining room as a serving table or side board. Placing a console table in a spare bedroom or guest room makes for a nice bedside table or vanity perfect for helping your guest feel welcome. Console tables can be used as a secretary or small desk when there is no room for a fully functioning home office. No matter how it is use, the console table can be a piece of home furniture that is comfortable and versatile in almost any room in the house of office.
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