A console table is typically long in shape and narrower than a coffee table, and is designed to sit against a wall or behind a sofa. Position a chic, timeless Parsons console table in the entryway for extra display space. Add a decorative wall mirror over the tabletop to complete the look and give the illusion of an expanded space. In an open plan living room, consoles dress up the back of the sofa if you choose just the right height to nestle in behind it. If your family room or bedroom has a bare wall, consider adding a console table with ornamental metal legs and arranging a small DIY gallery wall of framed prints above it. Alternatively, go with the table only, and choose a design with extra shelving and drawers for books, magazines, picture frames, vases and other home decor and accessories.