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Chicago Furniture Updates: How To Decorate Your Console Table for Summer

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Summer is finally peeking around the corner here in Chicago, and your furniture may still be looking, well, stuck in the winter months. It’s time to update those dark decorations and swap in some fun, bright, and cheerful pieces that scream: “summer is FINALLY here!”

First thing’s first — start with your console table. Summer is a time for family fun and barbecues with your best pals, so it’s essential to breathe life back into your entryway. Console tables on their own can be beautiful, standout pieces, but here are some tips from Wrightwood Furniture for bringing them to life.

1.    A Punch of Floral
Nothing puts us in the mood for summertime soirees quite like a vase blooming with seasonal flowers. They not only bring a fresh scent to your entryway, but they add an easy pop of color to an area of the house that can be difficult to decorate. The Industrial Pipe Console Table, in Light Iron with a Natural Wood Top, would look sublime topped with a bursting bouquet.

Industrial Pipe Console Table in Light Iron with a Natural Wood Top

Just imagine the rustic, industrial look of this console table juxtaposed with the light, fresh, and delicate look of a vase overflowing with your favorite blooms. This combination is guaranteed to deem your home magazine-worthy.

2.    Photos Galore
Perhaps you’re more of a traditional decorator who sometimes prefers a cozy vibe to the modern aesthetic trend that’s taken over the interior design world. Topping an entryway console table in Chicago with all of your treasured family photos is the perfect way to welcome guests into your summer home. The distressed gray finish of the Demilune Carved French Console would look oh-so-cozy topped with all of your favorite frames.

Demilune Carved French Console

Just imagine that photo of your tot smiling in the sand, situated next to your family pic from last year’s trip to the beach house…how could your guests not feel right at home?  

3.    A Master Mix
For an eclectic take on decorating, go for the Atlas Console in Mahogany.

Atlas Console in Mahogany

The table not only has that rustic, handcrafted and artisanal feel that will give your home a summery, lake house feel, but it also has two shelves that would be perfect for displaying all of you well-loved finds. Place the table under a mirror in your entryway to open the space up, and flank the mirror with stylish lamps to add a bit of light to the space on a fun summer night. You can then use the bottom shelf to display your favorite books, a few scented candles, or maybe a few of the knick knacks you picked up on your last vaca. The possibilities really are endless with this one; so let your creative design mind go wild!

Chicago furniture style is really all about bringing your unique personality to your home. So whether you need a new console table, or some one-of-a-kind décor to liven it up for Summer, check out your neighborhood Chicago furniture store — Wrightwood — for any pieces you could ever possibly need...and will forever want!