The 10 Best Entryway Tables for Adding Style and Function to Your Space
We set out to find the best entryway tables for all types of decor styles and spaces, ultimately choosing our picks based on design, material, and size. Our top pick is the Henn & Hart Console Table for its stylish yet versatile design, strong materials, and geometric shelf, which gives way for more storage opportunities.
Read on to learn more about our top picks and how to find the best entryway table for your home.
Our Top Picks
- Best Overall Entryway Table: Henn & Hart Console Table
- Best Budget Entryway Table: Vasagle Console Table
- Best Small Entryway Table: West Elm Profile Narrow Console Table
- Best Narrow Entryway Table: Room & Board Slim Console Table
- Best Round Entryway Table: Kelly Clarkson Home Adagio Console Table
- Best Entryway Table With Drawers: Threshold x Studio McGee Herriman Wooden Console Table with Drawers
- Best Entryway Table With Storage: Willa Arlo Interiors Santillanes Sideboard
- Best Decorative Entryway Table: Anthropologie Waterfall Inlay Console Table
- Best Mid-Century Entryway Table: Wade Logan Thalassa Console Table
- Best Farmhouse Entryway Table: Pottery Barn Rustic Farmhouse Console Table
Best Overall Entryway Table: Henn & Hart Console Table
Best Budget Entryway Table: Vasagle Console Table
Best Small Entryway Table: West Elm Profile Narrow Console Table
Best Narrow Entryway Table: Room & Board Slim Console Table
Best Round Entryway Table: Kelly Clarkson Home Adagio Console Table
Best Entryway Table With Drawers: Threshold x Studio McGee Herriman Wooden Console Table with Drawers
Best Entryway Table With Storage: Willa Arlo Interiors Santillanes Sideboard
Best Decorative Entryway Table: Anthropologie Waterfall Inlay Console Table
Best Mid-Century Entryway Table: Wade Logan Thalassa Console Table
Best Farmhouse Entryway Table: Pottery Barn Rustic Farmhouse Console Table
Overall, we recommend the Henn & Hart Console Table for its ability to blend in with multiple decor styles, its sturdy materials, and its additional bottom shelf that allows for more storage space.
How to Shop for Entryway Tables
The size of your entryway table should be dependent on how much space you have to spare in your entryway. If your entryway doesn't offer a lot of wiggle room, go with a small, narrow, or round entryway table. Narrow entryway tables are best for people with long hallways due to their great length and shorter depth. Small or round, otherwise known as half-moon-shaped entryway tables, are great for people who have a small but wide entryway. These will afford greater depth space to store necessities but will still be small enough that you won't bump into it while you're rushing out the door.
If you don't have any serious space restrictions to deal with, you'll have more console table options to choose from. However, it's important that you maintain proportions in your space. Getting a console table that is too big will make it look like it's taking over your entryway, while getting something too small with a lot of excess wall space will look awkward. Make sure that you measure that the console table fits and that there are a few inches on each side so it doesn't look like it's squeezed into the space.
Console tables come in a wide variety of materials, including metal, wood, glass, acrylic, and more. The best material for you largely depends on your personal style. Wood is great for people who like mid-century modern, farmhouse, and boho home decor styles, while people who are into the more modern or minimalist look will likely gravitate toward something that is metal, acrylic, or glass. If you do go with glass, you will need to be extra careful both moving it and moving around it. If you have kids or pets that tend to run around the area where you want to put your entryway table, you might want to choose a different material. Although tempered glass is strong, it's super heavy and is still prone to breaking when faced with strong impact.
Entryway tables are one of those pieces of furniture that can also double as a storage space. If you live in a place with few or no dedicated storage spaces, take advantage of the storage opportunities that console tables offer. People with a lot of decorative items that need displaying will benefit from console tables with multiple rows of exposed shelves.
Those who need a place to put more unsightly items such as chargers, miscellaneous tools, and documents, will benefit from a console table with drawers or cabinets. You can also create space under your entryway table for storage with baskets—just make sure the table is tall enough and has a wide depth so your items don't look like they're sticking out beyond the edge of the table top. When done right you can store baskets filled with toys or throw blankets, or even your shoes.
Questions You Might Ask
How should you decorate an entryway table?
There are a multitude of ways to decorate an entryway table. Get dishes or trays so you can separate everyday necessities such as your keys and glasses from decorative items. Doing this will make your space more organized and look curated. If you get a large tray, you can get a small dish for your keys then use the rest of the space to stack small books, add a candle, or even a small vase for flowers.
Outside of the organized area for your everyday necessities, you can display picture frames, tchotchkes, and decorative items such as small sculptures, pretty boxes, and vases. If you have enough space, you can also put a small to medium-sized lamp at one end and/or lean a couple of small or medium-sized prints against the supporting wall. The options to style a console table are truly endless.
How high should an entryway table be?
Entryway tables are typically between 29-33 inches in height, allowing most people to easily reach over the top. Depending on how high your ceilings are, you should have plenty of room to hang a mirror or piece of art above your entryway to give it more visual interest.
What size lamp is best for an entryway table?
Getting the right size lamp is important for the sake of proportions. When you look at an entryway table, you want everything you put on it to be balanced, so having too big a lamp on end will look awkward,whereas a small lamp among a bunch of large decor items will look like it has gotten lost in the shuffle. Tables with greater depth are great for lamps with a large base while thinner console tables are great for lamps with a stick-like base. Also, be sure the lamp shade isn't wider than the table.
Take Our Word for It
This article was written by Rachel Center, a product reviews home writer for Real Simple. She spent hours researching all the components that make the best entryway tables, choosing the products on this list based on style, size, and material.