Console tables are so diverse, and available in such a wide selection of designs, sizes, colors and shapes, that it can sometimes be difficult to define the difference between a console table and a sofa table. For those of you who are unsure exactly what they are, the definition is really rather vague, they are defined as small tables, often narrow in shape, supported by either two, or four legs, leaving the decision of whether the table you are looking at is a sofa table, or a console table.
To confuse the matter further, it is plausible for all sofa tables to be used as a console table, although the dimensions may not suit as well. However, it is not possible for every table to be a sofa table, primarily due to the option of purchasing a two legged table, which remains stationary and secured to the wall. One of the most common places to find console tables are in hotels as they are often used to furnish the lobby’s and hallways, often with a decorative piece placed on top to create a more ambient setting.