Why are Console Tables all the Rage?

What is a console table you may ask? That’s an easy question to answer – with us being experts in furniture design in Sri Lanka. A console table is a type of side table that is usually placed against a wall (almost always fixed to the wall for sturdiness) and requires legs or some form of decorative furniture element to help support it in the front.  The console table is not a new thing, but one that was first seen in 17th Century Italy with marble table tops whereby during this time, lots of furniture were also considered sculptures (with gilded figures, cupids and more featured as the legs). However, with modern trends console tables have become an easy addition to households and corporate offices to add a sense of flair.


Nowadays, console tables come in different designs and different uses too. Whilst, it was primarily meant to be an aesthetic piece of furniture for one’s residence, or corridor/foyer, there are many places where console tables can be used.

Console tables allow you to add a sense of style to welcome your guests in, and can be styled with accessories and not to mention also be functional. Console tables are great for entryways or foyers as they can be used as a catch all station for when you come through the door.


More often than not, a console table for an entryway will include some under the table upholstered stools (as optional seating), a mirror for a last minute touch up, or a lamp. If you happen to choose a console table with drawers, then it can act a place to keep keys or a catch all. Alternatively, you can use a bowl or decorative box to include these items on the console tabletop. Sometimes you can pair the console table with an armchair to make an interesting nook in your foyer.

Other places you could include a console table would be in your living room or dining room as an additional counter space. Usually the height of console tables used in living rooms would be the same height as the sofa or 1 inch below. In the event of entryways or dining room console tables they should be approximately 33 inches in height which will allow most people to access items on them with ease.

Here are some design inspirations of console tables and areas where you can use them. Let the interior designers at RM Perera help you in deciding which style of console table is ideal for your interior setting and aesthetic.

Upholstered Furniture Inspirations that RM Perera Furniture Designers Can Customise For You

In the past, in our Design and Inspirations Blog Posts, we have looked at a variety choices that we at RM Perera (Pvt) Ltd can design and manufacture for you, be it your home or commercial project. Today, we look at some beautiful upholstered furniture design inspirations that the in-house furniture designers at RM Perera can customise for you.

Upholstery brings a sense of comfort and luxury to a room’s ambience. With the right choice of fabric, the perfect pairing of trims and accessories, your room can be easily transformed to something sophisticated and classy with just upholstered furniture. Upholstered furniture means that the frame of the furniture, be it a chair, sofa or even a stool, have extra cushioning with the likes of foam and thereafter enclosed or covered with a choice of fabric or even leather. Some of the furniture can be made out of different types of material; the likes of wood, metal or even cane/wicker are popular choice. In some instances, springs are also added to the upholstered seats to give an added level of comfort. Let us break down the different styles of upholstered furniture that are available in the market.

Upholstered furniture can range from any size of sofa –single sofas, double seater sofas, triple seater sofas, love seats, couches, ottomans, to living room chairs, dining room chairs and more. Depending on the selection of fabric against the style of the furniture base/frame, and upholstery design/patterns and trims, there are many looks and finishes that we at RM Perera can help with your upholstered furniture inspirations and us as furniture designer can bridge the gap for you.

Chaise Lounge | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Armchairs | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Dining Chairs | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations


Bar & Counter Stools | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Ottoman | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Stools | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Sofas | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

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