What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Often found in entryways and hallways, a console table adds class and functionality to any space. On its own, it’s a lovely accent, but what better way to further elevate its look than by decorating above it?

Whether you prefer minimal or over-the-top consoles, there are plenty of objects you can hang above your console table, ranging from oversized artwork and a round mirror, to a gallery wall and unique wall hanging.

In addition, you can layer the table with decorative baskets, books, and candles to create an artful composition. The space under it can also function as extra storage space or for tucking in an ottoman bench.

You don’t only have to place these consoles in hallways, either. You can incorporate them into your living room, dining room, or bedroom, as long as the console matches with the existing room’s décor.

Keep on reading for a few inspirational items to hang above your console table.

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Go Over the Top

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

What better way to usher in the holiday season than by dressing up your console table with holiday-themed accessories? The light from the garland and Christmas tree bounces off the large mirror above the console, adding depth and dimension to the space. The matching Christmas tree and décor pieces on both sides of the table create symmetry, while the large “Merry Christmas” cut out and red decals add height.

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Hung A Large Mirror

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Photo: a_flann

The tall grid mirror adds an art deco aesthetic and a touch of drama to this space. Its narrow profile draws the eye upwards, while the elegant golden frames instantly command attention. Decorative wall sconces on either side are unique and intriguing, further cementing this wall’s positioning as the room’s focal point.

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A Round Mirror

What Do You Hang Above a Console T

Steer away from traditional square and rectangular mirrors and hang a round one instead! Besides adding light into a space, it helps break the monotony of straight lines created by the console table and framed word art. Placing a lamp near the mirror helps to further brighten up the space for added dimension.

Rustic Wall Decor Above a Table

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Opt for Word Art

What Do You Hang Above a Console T

A large piece of word art is a great wall décor alternative to mirrors and paintings. Center the art piece and ensure it roughly measures 75% of the console table’s width, otherwise, the whole space will look off. The tall wall sconces are in line with the art piece, which helps visually tie the whole look together. Matching the art frame, tabletop accessories add a cohesive touch to this space.

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Go Natural

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Hang a large woven basket just like in this space for a unique feature. The smaller baskets on the console table help tie the style together while adding a natural vibe to this farmhouse-style space. Adding a framed piece of word art in contrasting colors draws attention to the oversized wall décor. 

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Add Layers

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

A good way to enhance a simple console table is by dressing it up with different accents. Leaning a framed piece of art against the gold-accented mirror lends unexpected interest, while the circular garland adds a layer to this space, increasing its depth and dimension. The tall lamp and candle holders mimic the proportions of the mirror for a harmonious finish.

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Install a Cabinet

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Fill the empty space above your console table with an open cabinet just like in this entryway. The bulky cabinet balances out the minimalist console table, preventing the space from looking visually light. The open shelves offer a unique yet functional spot to hold your wallets, keys, and change as you enter the house, as well as neatly display stylish accents.

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Go Big

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Make a statement by hanging an oversized art piece high above your console table. White walls make this vivid orange wall art pop, creating a warm focal point. The frames of the art piece match the wood in the industrial-style console table for a cohesive feel. While the tall vase on the tabletop fills up the space between the console table and the art piece.

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Tall and Narrow

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

If you don’t want to go big… go small instead by hanging up a small art piece above your console. The tall nature of this art piece creates an illusion of height and draws the eye upwards. Since there is still tons of space left, oversized wall hooks help to further adorn the empty wall and create visual interest.

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A Touch of Nature

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Spruce up your entryway with a freshly-styled console table. Distressed wooden faux frames bring a lived-in character into the space, while a woven basket in the same shade adds a natural touch. Green foliage in the basket introduces a nice pop of color. The signage in the same hue as the door makes for a cohesive look.

Vintage Wall Decor

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Hang a Unique Mirror

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Create a huge impact with a showstopping mirror just like in this hallway. The elegantly adorned gorgeous mirror featuring black detailing and a geometric pattern lightens and adds a subtle touch of drama to the space. This décor style is perfect for contemporary and modern spaces thanks to the clean lines in both the mirror and console table.

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Hang a Clock

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

A farmhouse clock is a great accent to hang above your console. It is both functional and decorative, as well as a timeless art piece. The vintage clock used here brings in a sense of history. Wicker wall hanging baskets add texture and warm up the stark walls, while the flower arrangement of purple and orange hues makes the space more inviting and welcoming.

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Think Outside the Box

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Looking to transform a dull above-the-console wall? This creative carved wood wall hanging is guaranteed to add a captivating elegance to your hallway. The brown tones of the handwoven basket and the foliage offer a nice contrast to the stark white hanging, adding character and depth.

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A Fuss-free Look

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

If you have a minimalist console table, accentuating it will add beauty and grace, as well as liven up the space. The shape of the small round mirror makes it the perfect piece for hanging over a tiny console table. It also adds visual flair and brightens the wall. The 3D wall stickers add height and naturally lead your eye upwards.

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Faux Wooden Frame

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Match your décor accents to the console table for a unified look. Placing the circular garland and the rectangular art piece together on the wall creates an illusion that they are one cohesive piece. This is a great way to trick your brain, especially if you have smaller pieces. 

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Add a Clock

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Dress up your staircase wall by setting up a flawlessly styled console table. The oversized black metal clock pops against the white walls to create a focal point. Its round profile helps soften up the hard lines of the console and décor accessories. The clock also gives off an industrial feel, which blends in perfectly with the industrial console table.

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Spooky!

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Photo: revealmydiy

Are you looking to decorate your entryway for Halloween? Dress up your console table with Halloween-themed décor like this example. The mirror’s framing adds subtle hints of color to the otherwise black and white theme. Incorporating wall stickers is a smart way to draw the eye upwards or create an interesting wallpaper as demonstrated in this picture.

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Warm and Inviting

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

The traditional console table in this space features a chunky and ornate profile and slightly carved legs. Due to its bulky look, accentuate it with equally heavy accessories to achieve visual balance. The corbel lamps do just that, while also infusing the space with understated elegance and appeal. The white scroll architectural piece adds the perfect finishing touch to the whole look.

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Curate a Gallery Wall

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

Add intrigue to your bare walls by hanging several décor pieces together. To pull off this look, hang your largest piece off the center, then build the rest of your arrangement around it. It’s also important to stick with a consistent color palette. Varying the heights of your pieces will also create visual interest.

Farmhouse Wall Decor

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Play With Symmetry

What Do You Hang Above a Console Table?

If you want a more orderly gallery wall, arrange your pieces in a grid formation. The art pieces in this example feature similar sizes, matching black frames, and an overall neutral color scheme. This creates a thoughtful, balanced look and makes the space look artful and uncluttered.

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