9 Entryway Table Decor Ideas That Are the Perfect Welcome

Create a warm welcome and stunning first impression with a stylish and functional entryway table.

<p>David A. Land</p>

David A. Land

Believe it or not, your entryway is one of the most important spaces in your house. It’s the room that welcomes you home after a long day, creates the first impression for guests, and gives you an opportunity to express your personal style. While it’s a great place to experiment with fun wallpaper or an eclectic gallery wall, the space needs to be functional and practical. Enter the entryway table—a versatile piece of furniture that provides storage and serves as a display area for artwork, a mirror, or decorative accessories.

Whether you have a spacious entryway that can accommodate a large console with plenty of shelves or you’re working with a tiny space, these entryway table decor ideas will help you successfully style your entryway.

Traditional Meets Modern

<p>Paul Costello</p>

Paul Costello

This antique entryway table checks all the boxes—it adds a stunning decorative element to the space while serving a practical purpose. It holds a table lamp that can be turned on upon walking in the door, a tray for keys and sunglasses, and decorative accents that add color and character. Varying heights, colors, and patterns add contrast and visual interest, and a geometric gold mirror (similar to this Better Homes & Gardens Round Metal Decorative Mirror, $50, Walmart) modernizes the traditional furniture piece.

Radiator Cover Turned Entryway Table

<p>Helen Norman</p>

Helen Norman

This entryway makes the most of limited space by cleverly transforming a large radiator into a functional console. The entryway table decor includes a wall mirror and hats that visually heighten the tight space. A piece of art layered in front of the mirror creates an effortlessly elegant, layered look. A vase holds seasonal flowers, and a small bowl collects car keys.

Eclectic Art Statement

Erin Kunkel
Erin Kunkel

Use an entryway table as a base for an eclectic gallery wall that makes a striking statement. A mix of photographs, paintings, and drawings create depth and a collected feel for a lived-in style. A set of lamps add symmetry to the otherwise organic look, while decorative white vases echo the lighting and picture frames. A large piece of driftwood adds a natural element to the entryway table decor and nods to the wide wood-planked wall and warm wood table. A colorful runner adds a pop of color and fills the narrow space.

Midcentury Modern Entryway Table

<p>Dane Tashima</p>

Dane Tashima

When it comes to entryway table decor, take cues from the design style and era of your furniture piece. In this entryway, minimalist decorative accents in the form of geometric sculptures, a simple handmade bowl, and a rectangular vase complement this sleek '50s-style credenza. Continuing the midcentury theme, a triptych of framed abstract prints balances out the warmth of the wood.

Bright and Cheery Entryway Table

<p>Marty Baldwin</p>

Marty Baldwin

Continue your front door color in your entryway for a cohesive look. Here, a simple marble-topped wood desk doubles as an entryway table and provides enough space for decorative items, such as a potted plant or vase, and a tray to corral necessities. A large woven basket underneath stores seasonal accessories or shoes and fills the empty space. An industrial-style metal stool ties in with the wallpaper, wall sconces, and tabletop, and adds a spot to sit while you tie your shoes.

Painted Blue Entryway Table

Cameron Sadeghpour Photography
Cameron Sadeghpour Photography

A vintage-style blue entryway table adds a splash of color and charm to this otherwise neutral space. Painting your entryway furniture is a quick and inexpensive way to transform the space and give it personality. To give your entryway a cozy, welcoming feel, add plenty of texture, like the wicker storage baskets (similar to these Better Homes & Gardens Round Seagrass Baskets, set of 2, $44, Walmart), woven runner, and rustic wood chalkboard in this space. Use the board to write down a quick shopping list, hang up fun family photos, or hold bills that need to be paid.

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Statement-Making Entryway Table

<p>David A. Land</p>

David A. Land

A sculptural wood entryway table makes a bold design statement and provides a base for modern artwork, eclectic accessories, and a ceramic table lamp. Hang a large piece of art above your table to create a sense of height, then lean another picture frame against it on your table for a casual, layered look. Style the surface with a vase propped up on a stack of books, a lamp for ambient lighting, and objects of various shapes and heights such as small bowls or boxes to add a personal touch that introduces color and pattern.

Maximalist Entryway

Annie Schlechter
Annie Schlechter

Give your space a glamorous feel by pairing sculptural furniture with bold artwork and a large metallic mirror. High-gloss teal walls and oversized pop art provide a dramatic backdrop for this curved entryway table. A mirror prevents a room with dark walls from feeling cramped by bouncing light around and reflecting surrounding wall decor.

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Seasonal Entryway Table Decor

<p>David A. Land</p>

David A. Land

Incorporate seasonal color into your entryway table decor in the form of flowers in the spring or vibrant leaves in the fall. A table with both open and closed storage provides both hidden organization and display space for accessories. Consider adding a table runner (Better Homes & Gardens Fringe Cotton-Rich Table Runner, $16, Walmart). In this entryway, large canvas artwork emphasizes fall colors, while brass candlesticks, a wood bowl, a woven wicker basket, and a large ceramic vase lend warmth through a mix of textures and materials.