Console tables are usually more decorative that practical pieces of furniture. Many people believe that their only purpose is to display candles, vases and other items of decor. Although that doesn’t mean that this piece of furniture isn’t interesting. The idea of a console table comes from the classical architecture. The term console means a ledge on the wall acting as a support. The same role is given to console tables. These pieces are perfect pedestals for items of decor. Nowadays they usually acts as supports for keys, bags and phones. Modern console tables are simple and functional.