Neutral Christmas Console Table
Does anyone else make their husband rearrange the living room one million times when you bring out the Christmas tree? Our living room is a little awkward. It’s a little narrow – and it doesn’t help that we don’t have the ‘right’ (technically) furniture for the space yet. Typically during Christmas time, we’ve had to move one of our chairs and ottomans to basically the outskirts of the dining room to make everything ‘fit’. I have hated it each of the two years we’ve been here. This year I was determined to make it work differently.
When we brought the Christmas tree down from the attic this year, we decided to experiment with moving the furniture around. One thing we did was we ended up moving our sofa table from the back of the sofa to the wall, making it more a console table. (and the sofa switched to be against the other wall!) Now looking at our living room, I don’t think I want to move it any other way. I love how the table looks against the wall in the little hall / passage way into the breakfast nook and kitchen — and now that it’s decorated for Christmas, it has quickly become one of my favorite little spots!
When it comes to a console table, I am all about style and function. For ours, it’s all about business at the bottom and fun up top. I like to store extra blankets and throw pillows on the bottom shelf of our console table for easy grabbing when we have guests and you need some extra cozy. (Because who likes sharing their blanket or pillow when you’re cozy on the sofa?) Other than holding our essential oil diffuser and lamps, the top of our console table is all about style.
Styling a Console Table for Christmas
When I went to style the console table for Christmas, I think the map and garland already hanging on this wall made styling it SO easy. First things first, when I style any sort of table, I start with a cozy table runner. This gray knit one I got from Target a couple years ago. (You can purchase it, HERE.) From there, I put our mercury glass lamps on either side of the map to frame it.
Meanwhile, I added in my tray I got from Magnolia Market this fall as a centerpiece that wouldn’t be too tall and take away from the map. I took some mini trees I got from the Target last year that I sprayed with fake snow and placed them in the tray to give it some greenery and texture. (You can purchase them, HERE.) Then, I filled in the spaces with these white mini houses (You can purchase them, HERE.) and antique glass candlesticks.
I love to work in layers when it comes to textures and colors. So to layer on some textures and give it a snowy and winter feel, I added in this white chiffon fabric I had leftover from a photoshoot in the fall on top of the runner. I also added in a DIY wood bead garland for more texture and to help break up the white.
Lastly, I finished off the look with some Christmas touches with a wreath and some ornaments! (and you can’t forget a great and funny letterboard quote!)
How-To Hang Floating Ornaments
As I was going through all of the bins full of Christmas decor finding which ornaments I wanted to use on my trees this year, I came across these gorgeous pearl beaded mercury glass ornaments that I got (maybe?) last year at HomeGoods. They were too heavy to hang on the smaller tree in my entryway, yet they were too pretty to leave in the bin this year. When I saw they matched PERFECTLY our mercury glass lamps from Amazon, I knew I wanted to incorporate them with the console table for Christmas. (You can purchase our lamps, HERE.) I then remembered back to Liz Marie’s ornament gallery wall that she did last year in her entry way. I decided to suspend them with an extra wreath I had on the map to add a Christmas touch.
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The ornaments were super easy to hang. While the wreath was hung using a door hanger, I wanted the ornaments to appear to be floating. But, I didn’t want to put holes in the wall or the map. I ended up using fishing line and tying the ornaments to the rope that is holding up the canvas map. Such a super easy and stunning little DIY!
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Well there you have it, friends! I hope you enjoyed this look at one of my new favorite spots in our home this Christmas – and I hope it inspires you to add Christmas touches to any spot in your home! Would you try floating ornaments in your own home?