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Spice Up Your Entry With These 12 Chic Entryway Styling Ideas

This week we are taking on one of our favorite spaces that often gets overlooked—the entryway! Entryway design ideas are so important because it’s the first impression you get when you walk in the door and the last thing you see on the way out! You want to make sure that the entryway is a welcoming sight. Entryway table decor helps spruce up the look of your entryway and ensure your home looks stylish and beautiful from the second you walk in!

If you’re in need of entry table ideas or wondering how to style your table in foyer space, we’ve got some great entryway design tips for you! Read on to get inspired by these entry table ideas.

entry table ideasTraditional Welcome

This look provides minimal but tasteful styling in the entryway. The focus here is on form over function, so it’s filled with mainly decorative items. The traditional / classic style adds an elegant touch to your home decor and keeps the entryway table free of clutter. This is a great look for people who like traditional aesthetics and a sleek, clutter-free look.

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entry table ideasFarmhouse Foyer

For those who prefer entry table ideas with a fuller style console, this farmhouse style look packs in quite a bit of style! It has layers of function and decor with a mirror, lamp, baskets, and stool. It also displays art, plants, and books to give it a modern rustic decorative look. It’s one of our favorite small entryway designs! The compact stool and basket tuck away under the entryway table to keep the area small but extra functional.

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Southwestern Style Entry

This entryway table is rich with simple styling, including a small lamp, plants and tray. It’s part function, part decorative and we love the blend of mid-century boho and southwestern style. It’s a great look for those who want a trendy entryway with storage to tuck away odds and ends as well as beautiful styling with a botanical influence!

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entry table ideasSeating and Storage Galore

This is one of the best ideas for entryways to showcase pretty and tasteful decor on the console table, including the mirror, elegant lamp, and flowers. The style is modern rustic with monochromatic neutrals on the console and bench that can blend into a variety of design schemes. It’s a great choice for an entryway that is calm and open with a simple, neutral aesthetic to welcome you in.

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entry table ideasMinimalist Entryway

This entryway features a purely decorative styling that makes a beautiful statement. The entryway table features vases, greenery, etc. and is great for a foyer where you don’t need any practical storage. It also works well if you like to switch up your entry table decor ideas often. You can easily change greenery or vase arrangements to create a new look. The organic minimalist-maximalist style works well with a variety of entry table decor ideas because the neutrals and metallics don’t overwhelm the space!

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entry table ideasClassic Formal Details

This entryway is highly stylized with vase groupings, books, layers of candles, leaning art, etc on both the top and bottom shelf of the console table. It’s a small, compact look but packs in plenty of function. This entryway idea is perfect for those who don’t need too much storage in the entryway but love a stylized look with a bit of extra function. Plus, the classic formal style ups the elegance factor in any home!

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entry table ideasCoastal Greetings

We love the serene look this coastal classic style produces in the entryway. It’s super functional with a storage credenza, mirror, chair, and lamp all sticking to the same neutral color scheme and laid-back, beach look. Added decor like the book and greenery are mixed in for extra style and you can easily personalize an entryway design idea like this. This look is great for a larger entryway that is mighty functional and also creates a dazzling impact on arrival!

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entry table ideasNatural Materials

This is one of our favorite tables for foyers featuring neutral decor. The mix of lamp, greenery, and shapely items along with the variety of sizes creates a cool, dynamic look. The style uses lots of ceramic and natural materials and the floor mirror adds a functional aspect that’s unique because it’s not placed over the console like in most entryway table designs. This refined rustic look is perfect for those who want a ‘classic’ entryway with a bit of unique twist.

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entry table ideasAntiqued Entry

This multi-shelved console is tastefully stylized with bowls, trays, and baskets for small items to live. Having tons of practical dishes and baskets to stow your stuff makes it easy to keep a clutter-free entryway. The look is mixed with organic shaped vase and greenery in a traditional style. It’s great for those who want a traditional entryway table with both functional and beautiful decor.

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entry table ideasFormal Foyer

For a handsome, refined rustic look, we love this round table in the center of entry. It’s different from a typical console table and has both height and impact to make a bold statement in the center of the entryway. It’s great for those who need entryway ideas for a larger space and want to make a style statement with their home decor. However, it’s not the best for those who have a busy entryway with lots of traffic and kids coming in and out.

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Farmhouse First-Impressions

This look is all about rustic minimalism, featuring organic texture in the wood bowl, pampas grass, woven basket, and natural wood console. The simple organic and soft forms create a totally zen style and the bowl, lamp, and basket are all functional pieces. Plus the added chair makes a great stopping place to put on shoes, etc. This look is great for those who want a functional, rustic entryway but don’t love clutter or unnecessary decor.

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14 Entryway Design Tips to Help Your Home Make a Stylish First Impression

Entryways are the perfect place to establish welcoming vibes in your home. Whether it’s a big foyer or a barely-there space inside the front door, this area is the first room you see when you walk into the house. A good entryway design makes sure this room helps keep you organized on your way in and out and makes an excellent first impression on guests.

Setting up an entryway you love coming home to is a great thing to prioritize right now—even if you’re just leaving the house for groceries or to go on a walk! The great news is because these spaces are usually on the smaller side, entryway redesigns don’t require nearly as much work (or as big of a budget) as other rooms.

Keep reading for our stylists’ best entryway design tips to help your home make a stylish first impression. You’ll be ready to make the most of this space, whether it’s large or small, in no time!

entryway decor1. Pick a Color Palette

Not sure where to start with your entry decor? Pick a color scheme to unify the space! This can be established through your wall color—like in this blue entryway—or simply through decor. Once you land on a color palette, work in your hue of choice in a few shades in different pieces throughout the space—like through your choice of rug, baskets, art, lamps, and other decorative accents.

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entryway design2. Create a Functional Entryway Checkpoint

The entryway is the first place you set foot into when you come home and the last place you see when you leave. Adding a few thoughtful touches can have a big impact on your entire day. Additions like drawers for mail, a tray for essentials like your keys and wallet, and hooks to hang your bag or coat will help organize the space—and your life!

Think about the things you grab on your way out the door and create an entryway design that helps remind you to take them with you. This will help ensure you’ll always be prepared to face the day.

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entryway layout3. Consider Your Layout

The layout of your entryway is just as important as the contents! Make sure there’s a clear path to and from the door so you have ample space to walk through. No one wants to feel cramped the moment they walk through the door! When doing this, consider which way your door swings to open, and leave enough clearance around it. Then, work around other architectural elements, like windows, closets, and other hallways. With all that in mind, make sure the elements you end up including work with your lifestyle and are highly functional.

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entryway decor4. Stay Organized with Storage

Storage is the ultimate key to functional entryway design. Because entryways are usually the first and last room you pass through in your house, clutter has a way of piling up quickly. From kids’ school bags and toys to packages and purses, your entryway sees a lot of action. To keep clutter at bay, we say get organized with smart storage.

Our favorite entryway storage idea? Enclosed storage pieces, like this woven-front credenza. The drawers create an easy place to stash mail, gloves, keys, and more. It’s perfect for on-the-go lifestyles. And since the storage is enclosed, you can quickly tidy up and hide clutter without the need to constantly organize your entryway design.

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entryway design5. Add Personal Touches

After a long day, it is so nice to come home and be greeted by a space you love. Take a little extra care to curate decor and art in your entryway design so you are welcomed home by things you love from the moment you step through the door.

Consider adding in a few photos of your family, sculptures from a trip, or fun decor that showcases your personal style. A few of these personal touches in an entryway can instantly make your home feel like your perfect oasis.

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entryway design6. Keep Your Entryway Design Simple and Stylish

Sometimes the best entryway designs are the simplest ones. All you really need is a piece of art or a stylish mirror, a console or bench, and a few pops of decor.

We love a bench for an easy place to put on and take off shoes. And a mirror is key for last-minute outfit checks and can help make smaller entryway designs feel more spacious! Finally, some potted plants and decorative pillows pack a delightfully stylish punch in any entryway, making them our must-have pieces to complete this space.

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7. Make Space for a Mirror

Since your entryway is the last place you’ll be before you leave the house, we highly recommend making space for a mirror. No more scrambling for last-minute outfit or makeup checks! You can hang one over a console table or bench. Or, if you have the space, try a floor mirror so you can see yourself from head to toe. This is especially great if you don’t have room for a full-length mirror in your bedroom!

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entryway design ideas8. Use Baskets for Stashable Storage

If you don’t have a lot of space to work with or don’t want to invest in a heavy-duty (and more expensive) storage piece, baskets are the way to go. They’re functional, affordable, and stylish—a triple threat! And there are so many style directions you can go with baskets.

To go for this option, choose your preferred basket—or two or three—and simply tuck it under a console or bench. Or just line a few up along the wall! We love this option for households with kiddos, as baskets are an easy way to stash shoes, coats, and backpack. But regardless of if you have kids or not, baskets are just a great way to keep you organized. Use one for shoes, one for reusable grocery bags and purses, and one for outdoor equipment like frisbees and balls!

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small entryway9. Tuck In Seating

If you like to sit down to put on and remove your shoes as you come and go, make sure to build seating into your entryway. You could add a bench with a mirror or hooks above, opt for a chair or settee, or go for a pair of stylish stools that you can tuck under your console to save on floor space! This is a great option if you have a smaller entryway—or none at all! With the combination of a small console and stools, you can turn a hallway into an impromptu entryway. This way, you can just pull out the stools when you need them and tuck them away when you don’t. (You could also go with baskets instead of stools, or do one of each!)

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10. Create a Jaw-Dropping Focal Point

Entryways might be small, but they don’t have to be an afterthought. With the right interior design attention, your entryway can rival any other room in the house. And, considering this room gets so much traffic, it probably should. Need proof? This entryway design from our Modern Rustic lake house proves just how stylish these spaces can be!

It doesn’t take much to create a gorgeous look here either—pick a console table you love, hang a show-stopping work of art, and cover the floors with a gorgeous rug (just make sure it has a durable weave and can stand up to extra foot traffic). Bonus points if you have space for a statement chandelier! Then, tuck in a few baskets for a stylish pop of storage. These are especially great for kid-friendly entryways where all the clutter can be hard to contain.

11. Think Off the Walls

Your entryway furniture doesn’t always have to be pushed against the walls. If you have a larger entryway or open foyer, consider “floating” a round table in the middle of the space. A floating table is a great entryway design option if you have a lot of square footage by the door and aren’t quite sure what to do with it.

This not only opens up the functional possibilities for your entryway layout, but it also gives the area a slightly more formal vibe and polished look. With the extra wall space, you can add additional storage (think a credenza or bookcases) or prop a full-length mirror for easy last-minute outfit checks on your way out the door.

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minimal entryway decor12. Play With Negative Space

Don’t be shy about using your entryway as a place to display art and decorative objects. It’s the first part of your home that guests see, so it’s a perfect place to make an impression! (Peek a few of our other favorite entryway designs to make a stunning first impression in your home.)

Just don’t overload it with too many things. Play with negative space and just highlight the pieces you’re most proud of or excited about. This is also a great moment to rotate decor with the seasons or your mood—which keeps your home feeling fresh without having to buy new art and decor!

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entryway design13. Work With What You’ve Got

Don’t have a proper entryway? Or maybe your front door is in your living room? We say work with the space you have—and make use of some of our best small space hacks for entryways. If possible, simply carve out an entryway “zone” or corner. Then, include the essentials—like storage, seating, or even just a coat rack or a few hooks.

To determine your essentials, think about your morning routine and what your “get out the door” needs are. Do you need a place to always put your keys so you don’t misplace them? Baskets to organize the kids’ stuff? Hooks to hang your coat and bag? Whatever your essentials are, work them into your design. Here, we tucked in a petite credenza for a pop of storage and a place to set mail and keys on the way in and out of the door.

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14. Add Natural Texture

The secret ingredient that every polished space has? Texture. Up your entryway style with this easy addition. Think: weathered wood, chunky woven baskets, stone, and natural fiber rugs (which are great for high-traffic rooms like entryways). The coral statue, pictured above, is also a fun and unexpected way to add texture. We also love these knotted rope lamps with linen shades. Adding any or all of these natural pops of texture to your entryway will definitely spice up the design.

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7 Pretty & Practical Entryway Ideas

entryway ideasMore than any other room in the home, your entryway should be a space that’s both stylish and functional. It’s the first room you and others will see, so it should make a lasting impression.

At the same time, it’s also a busy space that gets a lot of everyday use. As such, it needs to be practical and functional, designed with pieces that work with your lifestyle. Additionally, if you live in a small space and have a tiny entryway, it’s all the more important to make sure it’s styled and furnished just right.

All to say, the entryway is one space in the home that deserves lots of smart design attention. Read on for some of our favorite entryway ideas and tips for creating a perfect welcome spot in your own home.

modern entryway ideas1. Make a Stylish First Impression

Because it’s the first space guests will see, put your style on full display in your entry. This way you’ll set the tone and overall vibe for the rest of the home.

We love this minimal-Deco space with a rounded mirror and console. The accent chairs provide a pop of natural texture and a place to sit. The curved shapes on repeat give this entryway a curated and streamlined look that’s sure to captivate.

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rustic entryway decor2. Say Yes to Statement Storage

No closet space? No problem! Bring in a large storage console or sideboard to add major function to your entryway. Choosing a captivating storage piece will help to define your space by setting it off from the rest of your home.

Consider starting with a large enclosed piece that has elaborate carved detailing on the facade. This will add tons of visual texture, a must for any space. You can even opt for one in a lighter wood tone, as in this sideboard, will make for an especially show-stopping focal point in the entryway.

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small entryway decor3. Carve Out an Entryway Corner

If you don’t have the square footage for a full-on entryway, you can create a makeshift one in a corner.

To start, you can’t go wrong with this tried-and-true entryway furniture formula. A console paired with an art piece or a mirror, a stool and a tall plant. Then if you have the room, take a cue from this corner entryway and layer in a basket for some extra easy storage that’s perfect for shoes and kids items.

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4. Define the Space With a Rug

Just like a statement cabinet, another way to set off your entryway is to add bold style from the ground up with a rug. This is a great way to visually define your space and is one of our favorite entryway ideas.

For a durable rug option in the entry, lay down a natural-fiber rug, which can stand up to lots of foot traffic. Flatweave rugs are also good choices as they often come in a range of neutral and vibrant colors that can enliven your space. You can also use your rug as the jumping-off point for the rest of your entryway, as in this space, where the colors and patterns of the rug tie in with the warm wood of the credenza and the green walls.

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entryway ideas5. Pull In Pretty Seating

Needless to say, your entryway furniture isn’t just limited to consoles and credenzas. An elegant bench or settee is another way you can put the space to work while giving it a high-style look.

Pull in a chic settee, as in this classic one, to create a place for putting on and taking off shoes on the way in and out of your home. This is a great idea if your entry is part of a long hallways or pass-through space. Then round out your seating with equally pretty accents such as matching side tables, lamps, and a pillow or two. A captivating art piece will also help bring focus to the spot.

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bold entryway ideas6. Punch It Up With Wallpaper

There’s no better place than the entryway for impactful wallpaper. It’s an out-of-the-box option that’s guaranteed to leave a fun first impression for guests and also add a bit of whimsy and personality to your home.

You’ll also be less likely to get tired of a bold wallpaper in the entry since it’s mostly a pass-through space. Opt for a wallpaper pattern that’s a little unexpected, like this striated geometric motif, and try a color you normally wouldn’t go for in your living spaces. This is one of our favorite entryway ideas because it lets you experiment with new designs and expand and your decor boundaries. Don’t be afraid to go very bold. Offset your wallpaper with streamlined pieces to strike good visual balance.

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7. Tuck in Extra Seating

Finally, open consoles look great in the entryway but they lack the extra storage you’d get from a credenza. Nonetheless, you can put that open space to work by stowing stools and storage ottomans in there.

This is a great way to add extra seating to your entryway without taking up more floor space. Opt for a matching pair of ottomans and stools to create a cohesive overall look. If you’re not sure ottomans will fit underneath your slender open-base console, try pulling in a few baskets for easy storage instead. It will provide you the same compact and collected look.

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