Finding the Right Entry Table for your Home

Inviting Entry Tables

What feeling do you want to create when people enter your home? One of the first things people see is the entryway décor, often dominated by an entry table, those “ambassador” pieces that represent your home, make a statement to all who enter and often serve a functional purpose as well.

Console tables and small chests tend to be the most popular choices for an entry table. Round entry tables are also a good choice for open foyers. Generally speaking, console tables are seen as open and lighthearted, chests as warm and cozy and round tables as more formal, but there certainly is a lot of crossover. For example, a colorful or eclectic chest in the entry way can certainly create a fun loving vibe.

Console tables are by far the most popular type of entry table. These pieces are generally decorative and include at least one drawer to toss the keys, phones and sun glasses into upon arriving in the home. These cottage style console tables create a light and cheerful feeling and seem to say “come on in for a cup of tea and good cheer.”

Entryway solution. Sunburst mirror just like mine. Narrow white/gray washed entry table.  Clean. Chalk paint look.

Found on Flickr.com

entry table - very cute!

Found on madeinaday.com

Earthy console tables are in high demand these days as people have become more environmentally conscious. The rustic console tables below create a sense of warmth and strength while also conveying a love for nature. Console tables hand crafted from reclaimed solid woods with weathered effects are particularly popular. These rustic tables looks great when adorned with plants and pottery, and placing a basket beneath provides extra storage space for shoes, blankets, pillows and more.

Neutral Dining Room Console Table // Honey We're Home

Found on honeywerehome.blogspot.com

shannon-bowers-veranda1 the things on the wall remind me of a giant one at Homegoods.  With a little paint and .....

Found on hookedonhouses.net

"Lab-inspired decoration" isn't how I would have described this entry hall, but I love it!

Found on cococozy.com

 Ornate French entry tables are the perfect choice for well appointed homes. These curvy aged pieces convey warmth and elegance. These console tables create a dreamy feel that lets guests know that your home is not only your castle, but also your oasis. Limed wood wall Veranda magazine via interiorandgardendesign Dont Paint the Paneling (& Other Shocking Advice from The Decorologist)Found on thedecorologist.com (Veranda Magazine image)

I really like this, I think the top piece with the bow and such is a little much, though, I would leave it with just the cream framed mirror.

Found on chicposh.blogspot.com

For the more traditional home, a painted chest is a great entry way choice. A painted chest gives a feeling of warmth and whimsy, as if to say “we love family and traditions, but we know how to have fun!” And with so many painted chests to choose from, it’s fun and easy to choose one that reflects your family’s personality. One of the things I love about using a chest in the entry way is that you get a lot of storage space. You can store keys and odds and ends in the top drawer and fill the other drawers with items often needed when you leave the home, like sweaters, caps, gloves, storage bags and more.

Painted entry chest

Found on vintagehomeca.tumblr.com

shabby chic | Tumblr

Found on tumblr.com

You can never have enough blue and white china on the walls . . .

Found on theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

Round entry tables are the perfect choice for homes with large, open foyers. Placing a round pedestal table just under a pendant light creates a sophisticated look, especially with a bouquet of flowers on the table along with books and family photos.

Things We Love:  Round Entry Table - Thornton Design

Found on MyDesignChic.com

Love the use of this table as an entry table, gallery wall on the staircase... love everything about this picture.

Found on stylemepretty.com

To see more entry table ideas, check out this Pinterest board: Stylish and Unique Entry Tables and Chests

You can also check out some of Belle Escape’s most popular entry tables here: Entry Tables and Chests

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