13 Entryway Table Ideas That Create a Great First Impression

13 Entryway Table Ideas That Create a Great First Impression

Entryways
By Dikran Seferian July 02, 2022

For a space that visitors see first when stepping into a house, an entryway often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. A minor interior renovation can not only make your foyer exude more hospitality, but also make it all the more practical for you and your family. One feature that can lay the foundation for a stylish yet functional entryway is an eye-catching console table.

A decent console table can be as simple as a sleek surface where you can place your keys as you remove your coat. It can also double as a storage space for your shoes, scarves, and gloves. In any case, an entryway table also needs to carry a certain amount of aesthetic value in order to correspond with the interior design. It does, after all, play a role in making the first impression on guests — and with the right choice, a lasting one. 

1. Blue Sideboard With Drawers

Blue foyer tables can work well with a variety of color schemes.

Blue foyer tables can work well with a variety of color schemes.

You can’t go wrong with a splash of color to welcome your guests. A blue sideboard with drawers and cabinets can not only elevate an understated foyer but also offer plenty of storage space for anything from keys to winter gloves and even shoes. A bright shade of blue will beautifully complement various entryway floors while allowing the entrance console table to serve as the focal point of the foyer. Consider adding flair with a couple of decorative bouquets.

2. Slim and Simple Entryway Table 

Maintain a sense of simplicity in your entryway with a slim foyer table.

Maintain a sense of simplicity in your entryway with a slim foyer table.

Simplicity is sometimes the best way to go in a foyer. An entryway console table with a thin framework can be ideal for narrow entryways and minimalist spaces. The shelving in the lower part can offer storage space for miscellaneous items while the top surface can hold key trays as well as small houseplants. A couple of rattan baskets beneath the table could provide additional storage space without compromising the simplicity of the whole look. 

3. Modern Farmhouse Console Table

Console tables in the modern farmhouse design provide a rustic yet stylish aesthetic.

Console tables in the modern farmhouse design provide a rustic yet stylish aesthetic.

A modern farmhouse entryway table essentially features a rustic design with a modern twist. Besides the design style of its name, this small foyer table can also find its way in mid-century modern, Scandi, as well as contemporary foyers. Natural wood typically constitutes this style of a console table, allowing it to assimilate into a variety of color palettes. This includes neutrals as well as earthy tones. 

4. Boudoir-Style Foyer Table

Boudoir-style foyer tables can tastefully evoke a 19th-century vibe in your entryway.

Boudoir-style foyer tables can tastefully evoke a 19th-century vibe in your entryway.

You can channel a 19th-century vibe in your foyer with a boudoir-style console table. Similar to the ones you’d find in a boudoir, the foyer table may feature narrow drawers and edges adorned with floral carvings. A creamy shade of white with a semi-gloss finish sets a welcoming tone and can correspond with just about any color scheme that focuses on calm shades. A boudoir-style table can go hand in hand with a number of entryway design styles including Victorian, vintage, and even eclectic. 

5. Scandi Entryway Credenza

Scandi credenzas can correspond with a range of design styles including Boho and mid-century modern.

Scandi credenzas can correspond with a range of design styles including Boho and mid-century modern.

A small Scandi credenza can sometimes make for a lovely entryway table. As with most Scandi furniture, the unit is typically made from wood. This allows it to harmonize with a wide range of other interior designs that make use of natural materials — think Boho, organic modern, and mid-century modern. Normally, a credenza will also feature a generous amount of storage space, making it especially ideal for storing shoes in the entryway. 

6. Entryway Table With Shoe Storage

An entryway table with shelves can serve multiple purposes.

An entryway table with shelves can serve multiple purposes.

If you have the habit of leaving your shoes in the entryway, you may want to keep them organized in a tidy manner — bear in mind that foyers are crucial for first impressions. A front entrance table that consists of cubby-like shelving can be just the solution you may need. You can find these units in a myriad of colors and designs, the most common being a simple wood finish that assimilates into most interiors. 

7. Vintage Console Table

Antique console tables are ideal for creating a timeless aesthetic in your foyer.

Antique console tables are ideal for creating a timeless aesthetic in your foyer.

There’s nothing quite like an antique entry table to create timeless drama. These unique pieces of furniture are available in a variety of materials including tin, copper, and wood. Try shopping for one at flea markets, yard sales, and antique stores. Regardless of the old-fashioned design, vintage console tables can work well with a lot of modern settings. Consider teaming it with a fancy mirror to complete the look. 

8. Art Deco Entryway Table

Art Deco console tables are characterized by geometric lines and reflective surfaces.

Art Deco console tables are characterized by geometric lines and reflective surfaces.

The classic entryway combination typically features a table and a mirror. This serves as the ideal canvas for a centerpiece feature for welcoming guests in style. One particular design style that can set the stage for a charming foyer unit is Art Deco. Entryway and accent furniture that you’d find in Art Deco interiors will mainly consist of geometric lines and reflective surfaces, creating an aesthetic that exudes glamor. 

9. Reclaimed Wood Console Table 

The rustic appeal of reclaimed wood tables allows them to correspond with various design styles like cottagecore.

The rustic appeal of reclaimed wood tables allows them to correspond with various design styles like cottagecore.

Reclaimed timber can live to serve another purpose as a rustic-style console table. Whether it’s sealed with a varnish or kept in its natural grain state, an entryway table made from reclaimed wood can perfectly blend into a variety of interior spaces ranging from cottagecore to Bohemian. A simple wooden design can also serve as an accent piece to a more vibrant backdrop. 

10. Country-Chic Entryway Table

Achieve an authentic look in your entryway with a country-chic console table.

Achieve an authentic look in your entryway with a country-chic console table.

A front hall table that lends the authentic look of a restored farmhouse heirloom can be the perfect addition to a shabby-chic entryway. The simple wooden design also makes it ideal for warm rustic interiors that follow a country house or cottagecore style. Pairing the table with other organic elements — such as wooden stools and dried bouquets — will allow you to create a homey and welcoming aesthetic.  

11. High-Gloss Contemporary Foyer Table

High-gloss console tables tend to be sleek, stylish, and sophisticated.

High-gloss console tables tend to be sleek, stylish, and sophisticated.

For a more refined look, consider going for a console table with sleek lines and a high-gloss finish that hints toward a contemporary living space. Many varieties will feature an adequate amount of shelving where you can store anything from key trays to even small suitcases. A glossy black entryway table can elegantly complement hardwood floors and white walls. Consider pairing yours with color-coordinated lamps and wall decor to tie the space together. 

12. Entryway Cabinet in Wall Recess

A foyer table integrated into a recess can serve form and function while saving space.

A foyer table integrated into a recess can serve form and function while saving space.

Any kind of recess in an entrance wall can be the ideal spot for a built-in cabinet that doubles as a foyer table. An entryway cabinet that has the color as the walls around it allows for a more integrated design. You can create slight contrast by going for an oakwood tabletop and toe kick. Coupled with enough storage space to fit anything from hats to shoes, the sheer design of the built-in unit makes it perfect for minimalist spaces.  

13. Half Moon Console Table

Demi-lune console tables come in a wide range of colors and designs so you’re sure to find one that suits your sensibilities.

Demi-lune console tables come in a wide range of colors and designs so you’re sure to find one that suits your sensibilities.


As the name might suggest, a half-moon console table essentially features a semi-circle top. The flat side of the entrance console table naturally goes against the wall while the round side allows for a smoother flow. This design may particularly come in handy in narrow entryways where anyone can easily bump into edges and such. Also known as demi-lune tables, half-moons are available in a plethora of colors and styles to suit your needs as well as your taste.

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Dikran Seferian

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