The entryway table is a place of extremes. For some, it’s just the place where you drop your keys, mail, and the contents of your pockets when you walk in the door. But for others, it’s intended to make a design statement and set the tone for the rest of your home. Thankfully, it can be both. So, no matter your style, find out how to make your entryway table a gorgeous, functional space.
Pictured: Entryway from our light-filled apartment redesign.
Bright & Fun
Vibrant colors pop against the neutral walls and white entryway table, which shows off a collection of decorating and gardening books. An acrylic tray and decorative bowl provide stylish storage for keys and sunglasses. Via Brit+Co
Bold Black & White
The marble console table sets a sleek tone for this entryway, which is amplified by the statement mirror and lamps. The large white basket tucked underneath offers discreet storage for shoes and more. Via Decor Pad
Spare & Serene
A dreamy sailing print is exactly what you want to look at when you walk in the door after a stressful day, and the minimal, nature-inspired styling should shame you into keeping the space clutter-free. Via Eventide Collective
Give a classical space a modern feel with furniture and accessories with unexpected touches, like this bright blue console table and sunburst mirror. Drawers are great for keeping the surface clear, so guests will be greeted with a beautiful bouquet, and not your electric bill. Via MyDomaine
Light & Airy
A mirror is always a welcome addition to an entryway–it’s your last defense against flyaway hair, lipstick on your teeth, and ill-conceived accessorizing before your walk out the door. But mirrors as large as this octagonal model are especially useful, and a beautiful reflection of your space. Via Hammer and Heels
A thoughtful mix of plants, books and objects sets a cool, relaxed vibe, while boxes, bowls and drawers offer plenty of useful storage space. Via Ruemag.com
Natural elements like this wooden console table, woven basket, and flowers complement the series of botanical prints hanging above. Via 724 South House
A mirrored console table sets a Hollywood Regency tone for this entryway, which features metallic touches, pops of pink, and a chevron box for stashing essentials. Via The Glitter Guide