A common place for console tables is in a foyer where it is the entryway catch all for the home. That means when someone comes in and has to put down their keys, the table will have a space for those. If they need a flashlight to go check on a sound at night, the console table will have a space for it. From a place to stack the kid's school work to their lunches, these multifunction tables do it all. So, it makes sense that many think this supreme table needs to be a big piece of furniture. But that doesn't go with the current trends of minimal.