Great-looking, hardworking consoles are among the most versatile pieces of furniture you’ll ever own. They require very little floor space, but offer countless opportunities for display and storage. Style your console with a center mirror flanked by two table lamps. Add books and objets d’art on the bottom shelf. Or stage it as a jaunty cocktail bar, festooned with serving trays, ice bucket, a selection of mixers, sparkling glasses and fresh blossoms. One of our favorites is the clean-lined Ming raffia console by Society Social; $1,350 at shopsocietysocial.com.