12 Inviting Entryway Table Ideas
Entryways are the gateways to a home. Keep that space tidy and welcoming with a highly functional table that looks great and doesn't get in the way.
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Why Get a Table for the Entryway?
According to Michele Vig, founder and chief organizer of Neat Little Nest, “An entry table can give individuals and families a place to drop critical items like keys or mail right when they come into the house, making them easy to find when you need them.”
Here are some ways in which an entryway (a.k.a. console) table can be a great household problem solver:
- Functions as a convenient drop zone (mail, dog leash, etc.);
- Stores important things you need on hand (purse, phone);
- Showcases a home’s decorative style right off the bat;
- Acts as a multipurpose organizer for sunglasses and shoes;
- Provides efficient, space-saving storage.
Check out our picks for the best and brightest entryway table ideas for your home.
Best Entryway Table for Small Spaces
Built to fit in the tiniest entryways, the Skinny Wall Table by DougAndChristyDesigns ($109) measures an astoundingly narrow eight inches deep! Despite its size, there’s room on the top and the bottom rail to display artwork or a framed picture along with your keys and phone. Made of rugged, worn wood, this table comes in five finishes.
Best Decorative Entryway Table
Dare to create a luxe foyer with a nod to ancient Egypt with the Lalita Inlay Desk ($1,298). This stunning table is handcrafted using a centuries-old technique that creates an intricately patterned resin and bone inlay atop a brass-finished base. It’s an elegant effect, and each table is one of a kind.
Best Entryway Table With Shoe Storage
An entryway doesn’t have to be through the front door. Mudrooms, back doors and side entrances are ideal places for the Prepac Store Shoe Storage Cubbie Bench ($137). The cottage-style two-person bench creates a lovely place to plop down to untie your laces before sliding your footwear into one of the 18 cubbies below. That prevents shoes, boots, etc. from piling up.
Best Family-Friendly Entryway Table
The Ikea PS ($99) looks just like your children’s lockers at school. Made of steel with a pigmented epoxy/polyester powder coating (in glossy lipstick red, icy white or electric blue), its durable finish is not just tough — it’s kid tough.
Plug in a lamp, a clock or a charger. The cord outlet underneath ensures wires and cables stay neat and untangled. What’s more, the double door is lockable to keep your prize possessions inside safe and sound.
Best Rustic-Style Entryway Table
The HOMECHO Rustic Console Table with Drawers ($120) looks aged and weather-worn, but the functionality is very much today. This piece with two drawers and two shelves underneath works well as an entry table, a slim TV stand or a sofa table.
Best Retro Entryway Table
The appeal of mid-century style continues. To keep in step with the trend, add the Brackenridge Console Table ($210) to your foyer or front entrance. The base of this table features the era’s characteristic flared legs and an open lower shelf, all in a warm pecan finish that contrasts perfectly with the glossy white top.
Best Transparent Entryway Table
Blending seamlessly into the background, the see-through Stratmoor Pure DÃcor Uptown Console Table ($400) won’t add visual clutter to your entryway. Crafted from crystal-clear molded acrylic into a sophisticated U shape, the table comes in one complete piece, measuring 38-in. x 29-in. x 15-in. No assembly required.
Best Entryway Table With Closed Storage
With two drawers and four hand-woven rattan crates (included) underneath, the solid acacia wood Longshore Tides Console Table ($320) has plenty of room to keep the things you need on your way out the door stowed neatly and out of sight.
Remove the baskets and use the open compartments to display a piece of art or books, or to stash some shoes. Choose from various rich, distressed finishes.
Best Metal Entryway Table
A lot of metal tables give off a cold, heavy, bulky vibe. The Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Cirebon Console Table ($125), however, has delicate crisscross legs and a tray-inspired top that’s stylish and warmly welcoming. It adds just the right amount of farmhouse charm.
Best Corner Entryway Table
A wedge to maximize the space in your entryway, the Winsome LISO Corner Desk ($89) has a contemporary espresso-colored finish and two open shelves, great for stashing books or stacking mail. The top of the table measures 20-1/2-in. — admittedly small, yet still big enough to display a little lamp or pretty vase of flowers.
Best Floating Entryway Table
Handcrafted of reclaimed beams for an authentic vintage look (every piece comes from a barn or house dating to the 1700s!), no two ParkCo Modern Timber Craft shelves ($76) are alike. Float-mount to any wall near the front door to create a sleek and simple table. Perhaps hang a statement mirror above to complete the picture.
Best Entryway Table Alternative
A lot of homes don’t have much space for an entry table. When that’s the case, Vig recommends using the wall space you do have to your upmost advantage.
This nifty Key Holder for Wall Entryway holds your keys and mail. It can be cleverly coupled with decorative hooks hung with soft baskets where you can drop your phone charger, garage door opener or earbuds. Vig says this cute, multi-use idea “helps you keep the clutter at bay.”