21 Coastal Decor Ideas for your Console Table | How to Style Console Tables Like a Pro

A Console Table is the perfect place for a coastal vignette. So style your console table like a pro with these coastal decor ideas.

How to Style a Console Table with Coastal Vignette

Here is a simple formula on how to decorate a console table with a coastal theme vignette, followed by inspirational examples of coastal styled console tables with shopping links.

Coastal Decor Ideas for Console Tables

Styling a Console Table #1:
Visually anchor your console table on the wall with a generously sized art piece or a mirror. Alternately, opt for multiple smaller works arranged cohesively to create a focal point. This serves as the foundation for the rest of your arrangement.

Styling a Console Table #2:
Bring in at least one piece that’s taller than the lower edge of the artwork’s or mirror's frame. A table lamp, candle holder or a vase, for example.

Styling a Console Table #3: 
Whatever pieces you choose, be sure to overlap a few of them slightly so that the groupings feel easy and natural. Place coastal decor items at varying heights to create an engaging visual rhythm. To give an item height you can place it on a box or stacked books or magazines. 

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Console tables provide an ideal focal point. Their narrow profile makes them suitable for entryways, hallways, or behind sofas. 

On a small console table, a table lamp can easily be the highest part of your console table decor and the art can be on the smaller, and not be the centerpiece of the display.

Console Table Behind Sofa Decor Ideas
Beach theme console table decor idea in a Florida Beach Cottage Style Condo. If your sofa is not placed against a wall, a narrow console table behind the sofa is a great option. You can have lamps on the console table instead of having them on side tables.

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You can also play with this idea of styling a console table in a simple symmetrical fashion, using one central focal point, like a mirror, then displaying pairs.  

Console Table Decor Ideas with a Coastal Patriotic Theme
The central focal point for this beachy console table is a DIY American Flag, Seen at Finding Silver Pennies. The Straw Hat is the only decor element that brings the eye up, otherwise this console table decor idea is more horizontally oriented.

Coastal Wicker Console Table
Wicker Console Table from Wayfair

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Australian Beach House on Pinterest

Bar carts can also be used as Console Tables which makes them quite versatile since they can be easily moved around the house. Check out this one in a Spa-Worthy Coastal Bathroom!
How to Decorate and Style Console Tables Coastal

Console tables offer a versatile space for showcasing seasonal decor, such as the Coastal Christmas Vignette you see on this DIY painted console table.