Why We Love Hallway Tables
Hallway accent tables can spruce up long hallways, adding more visual interest while breaking up the space. Whether your hallway is wide or narrow, you can find hallway tables to fit snugly. You'll also have the opportunity to decorate the surface of your modern accent tables, adding fresh flowers or other decor to make even more of a visual statement. Of course, there are many different hallway table varieties. Here's what you need to know to choose the most appropriate variations for the hallways in your home.
Why Use a Table in the Hallway
Hallways are essential areas of your home, but they also have the potential to be relatively boring when compared to other rooms. Long hallways need runner rugs, hallway accent tables, hallway lighting and other decor to make them feel a bit more special and visually interesting. You can use dedicated hallway tables, or you can repurpose console tables designed for other rooms. Modern accent tables aren't necessarily designed to be used in specific areas, so you'll have quite a bit of flexibility in the tables you choose.
Accent Table Designers We Love
Furniture designers all over the world craft hallway accent tables, so you'll have plenty of styles to choose from. For example, Urbia's hallway tables are sculptural and artistic, standing on their own as pieces of art. Modloft and Blu Dot, on the other hand, create modern accent tables that are more simplistic in design, allowing you to include additional decor. Ethnicraft incorporates beautiful wood into its designs, while Jonathan Adler favors glass and metal materials. With so many different styles available in this category, you are sure to find the perfect accent table for your hallway.
How to Choose the Best Accent Table for Your Hallway
The most important factor in choosing hallway accent tables is the size. You'll still need to be able to walk through the hallway comfortably, so it’s crucial that you choose a table that leaves enough space for foot traffic. Wider hallways are easier to find hallway tables for, as you'll have greater flexibility in terms of size, but you'll find plenty of modern accent tables with slim profiles that are perfect for narrower hallways. Measure your space before you shop, or try using boxes, pillows or other household items to approximate the size of the table you’re looking for to ensure it will fit the space comfortably.
Once you choose an appropriately sized table, it's time to start building the rest of your decor around it. Hallway accent tables that are sculptural in design may be able to stand on their own, but most hallway tables will need an extra touch of decor. Try hanging a piece of art over the table, flanked by wall sconces or other hallway lighting. If your hallway is wide enough to allow larger modern accent tables, you can add decorative items on top of the table, like a vase of flowers, family photos or other decor pieces.