A console table is wide, fairly shallow, and roughly as tall as a regular table or desk. A console table is often placed against a wall – but when it's placed against the back of a sofa, it's called a sofa table.
A console table in the entryway provides a strong focal point and first impression for guests entering your home. Console tables generally follow specific design details. Narrow console tables are the most common. This makes them space-efficient and easy to integrate into a variety of spaces such as entryways and hallways.