Your entryway says a lot about you. For example, if your entryway consists of a shoe rack filled with a variety of options, you are likely to be a family on the move without a lot of time on your hands. If you always have the latest seasonable display lined up at your entryway, then you are probably on top of trends and have a passion for decorating.
If your entryway is currently empty, then this is the most telling sign of all. We would take that to mean that you are somebody who is in need of some decorating ideas. Well, you’re in luck! This particular list is completely dedicated to ideas for appointing your entryway table.
Let’s have a look at all of the wonderful ideas that are out there.
Marble and Gold
There was a time when furniture shoppers everywhere would have turned their chin up at furniture with brass hardware, but those days are long gone. In fact, today it’s most often the contrary that is true. Brass accents are coming back in a big way, which means that furniture from the 1980s and 1990s is making quite the comeback. If you can find yourself a brass table at a thrift store or estate sale, you can make a lovely entryway for your table. We love the example of this marble and gold table. However, it may be slim pickings in secondhand locations, due to brass furniture’s popularity — but there’s a lot of options on the market if you want to buy something new.
We are living in the golden age of houseplant popularity, and many of us are willing to do anything we can to fit decorative live houseplants into our spaces. Due to its location near the front door, chances are that your front entryway enjoys a decent amount of light that is well-suited to many different kinds of houseplants. So why not incorporate house plants into your front entryway plan?
If you’re not in need of table space, you could even use a tall, long plant holder for the front entrance such as the one found here. Psst: if you’re the type who will just use a table as a dumping ground for the odds and ends that you have in your hand, you might be better off choosing an entryway focal point that isn’t a flat surface.
Sometimes nailing the entryway isn’t about having the perfect table or bench. Sometimes, it’s about having the perfect accessory. We don’t want to be dramatic, but the circular mirror seen here might just be the best thing that we have ever laid our eyes on. It’s perfect for small entryways — a mirror will help the space appear larger than it is.
Interested in the idea of a mirror, but minimalism isn’t really your style? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. This sun-inspired mirror reminds us of something that you would find at an arts and crafts market, in the best of ways. Look for something similar at a homegoods store, or make one yourself out of twine and recycled mirror parts if you’re feeling adventurous. This statement piece is sure to get everyone feeling bright and cheerful.
Fresh and Minimal
We have no shortage of minimalist ideas, so if that’s your thing, buckle in. We love the way that this front entrance display uses a minimal palette to give an appearance that is fresh and bright. If white linens and accents don’t go with the look of the rest of your house, feel free to use a different single color (we could see this looking really nice if it was made out of shades of blue or green).
Who says that wreaths are only for the outside of your door? Turns out that they look pretty great on the inside of your door as well. So why limit yourself to using wreaths as an outdoor decoration? With a little bit of work, a wreath can make a tasteful focal piece for your front entrance. The best part is that you can use a different wreath depending on the time of the year. Here is an autumn-themed wreath for inspiration.
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again — metallics are in. And if you think you’re ready to take the leap from metallic decoration to metallic furniture, have we got the perfect piece for you. This beautiful metallic table has everything that you want in a front entryway table — the perfect unobstructive width, a set of small drawers for storage, and an eye-catching design that will grab your guest’s attention as soon as they step in the door.
If shiny and glossy isn’t your style, then this table made of distressed wood may instead entice you. Whether manufactured or authentic, wood with a distressed look gives a dose of texture and character to any room that it’s used in. If you are going for a rustic vibe in your house, a distressed wood table or bench is a great choice for your front entryway.
Upcycled Library Catalogue
If you are looking to do your part for the environment, it is always better to go after upcycled furniture instead of buying brand new furniture for yourself. It’s not all selfless, though — sometimes you can find really cool items at the thrift store. Take this interesting entryway table, for example. It used to hold library catalogues before they went digital. We love our vintage with a touch of history!
If your home has a small entrance, you might be wondering how you could possibly fit a table in your entry way at all. While you might not be able to fit some of the larger options on this list, if you are able to get your hands on a narrow table, you may find that it fits into your hallway beautifully. Depending on the size of your entrance, you may find that you have to make your own — here is an example of a DIY project that takes the term “narrow table” to the extreme.
There are two types of people in this world: the person who would love to use glass doors to show off the appearance of their trinkets and housewares, and the one who would be terrified of a glass door exposing them to their clutter! If you fall into the former category, you might want to consider a glass door cabinet for your front way. Here’s an example.
If you’re starting to think about furniture options, then you probably know a thing or two about West Elm. And to know West Elm is truly to love West Elm. The problem is that most of us have West Elm tastes on an Ikea budget. The good news is that it is possible to seek out furniture that has that West Elm style — warm, minimal, and mid century modern-inspired. Here is an example of a front table that is not from West Elm but looks like it could be.
Chest of Mirrors
Sure, you can adorn your front entryway with a set of drawers and a mirror, but what if you want to do things in a different way from everyone else?How about a set of drawers that is…made out of mirrors? Yes, it’s possible — and looks quite distinguished, too. Check it out here.
Here’s one for everyone out there that collects clutter. No, we aren’t going to give you tips on how to clear up this clutter. Instead, we’re going to encourage it in a way — you can hide all of your clutter in plain sight by keeping this bench with baskets at the front of your house. You can keep all of your odds and ends deep in the basket and guests will be none the wiser.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a farmhouse-inspired entry. And that’s exactly what we are bringing you with this warm and homey front entryway idea. If you go with this look, the decorative lanterns are a must!
Once your eyes have been opened to all of the entryway possibilities out there, you will have a hard time entering a house the same way again. From this point onward, your eyes will always be glued to the front entryway, checking what the house’s occupant has done to express their personality in the home entryway. One thing’s for sure: after reading this article, your entryway will be a pure expression of your own special personality.