7 Genius Ways to Decorate an Entryway Table

Make a stunning first impression with these entryway console table decor ideas.

Entryway Table Decor Ideas, Blue Lamps on cane console table
Photo: Tasha Agruso, Kaleidoscope Living

Entryways are one of those rare hybrid spots that can carry both the "brains" and the "beauty" of home design. Here's what I mean: They're often one of the first things guests see when they walk into your home, so of course you want them to be a stunning introduction to your space—from decorating your entryway table to popping in a fun bit of flooring or bold wallpaper, the options are endless. But, on the other hand, your entryway can't be all form and no function. Whether it acts as a command center for your whole family or just a convenient place to toss your things after a long day, a few organizing solutions are a must to get your space functioning and looking its best.

Luckily, there's a foolproof formula for striking that elusive balance. Enter: the entryway console table. When designed thoughtfully, your entryway console table decor can do double (or even triple) duty, making your space more beautiful, more organized, and more efficient. Looking for a little design inspiration? Study up on the stunning images below for fresh ideas on how to decorate your entryway table—and even add in a bit of functionality to boot.

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Kaleidoscope of Color

Entryway Table Decor Ideas, Colorful Artwork and cane console table
Tasha Agruso, Kaleidoscope Living

Greet guests with a pop of color and fun upon first entering your home by recreating this entryway table decor from Tasha Agruso of Kaleidoscope Living. The interior design blogger and podcaster turned to a Pottery Barn cabinet to anchor her entryway display, pairing the simple seagrass design with bold rainbow artwork and a pair of playful teal lamps for a personality-packed scene that also boasts tons of storage.

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Vintage Haven

Entryway with vintage green decor and storage cabinet, window panes, shutters
Emily Altier, 3 Acre Homestead

Flea market fans, rejoice! Turns out, your entryway may be untapped real estate when trying to decide where to put all your vintage treasures. Case in point? This stunning, history-packed entryway console table decor scene from Emily Altier of 3 Acre Homestead. She paired a reclaimed entryway console table (which has two storage compartments) with a bunch of favorite finds in an ombre of green shades for a cohesive yet eclectic vibe. Our favorite part? The addition of old-school picnic baskets on the left side—they're the perfect place to store out-of-season accessories like scarves and hats.

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Pattern Play

Patterned pink wallpaper in entryway, round mirror, and slim console table
Carissa Henderson, A Bold New Hue

Carissa Henderson didn't shy away from pattern or color when designing the small entryway to her home. The designer and Instagrammer behind A Bold New Hue instead brought her love of saturated shades and quirky motifs to the space, offsetting crane wallpaper with a sleek white entryway console table. For a similar look, shop for a tiered entryway table or even a bar cart, which touts a smaller footprint, perfect for a snug space.

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Double-Duty Desk

entryway with neutral color gallery wall and small desk
Lea Johnson, Creekwood Hill

When you have a small space, making every inch count is a top priority. Design Instagrammer Lea Johnson of Creekwood Hill did just that, morphing a tiny nook right next to her front door into a hybrid space that's part entryway table, part WFH zone. When not in use, the cane chair tucks right up against the desk, allowing the surface to act as a catchall table for keys, mail, and more. A charming mushroom lamp and collected gallery wall (with pieces found at flea markets and thrift shops) complete the cohesive scene.

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Rustic and Refined

Entryway Table Decor Ideas, Rustic Entryway with wooden console
Jessica Morris, White Picket Farmhouse

If you're all about chasing those modern farmhouse vibes, you'll love this next look from Jessica Morris of White Picket Farmhouse. Her husband, Glen, crafted this reclaimed entryway console table for her (the talent!) which she then styled up with a light-maximizing mirror, some vintage wares, and faux greenery. The best part: Two ottomans tuck neatly underneath, bringing a bit of softness to the scene, and extra seating to the nearby living room when guests pop by.

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Luxe Lucite

Sunny entryway with lucite console and plant
Photography by Honey Lake Studio for The Everygirl, Design by Shay Cochrane

Sometimes you want your entryway console table decor to whisper instead of shout—and that's great. If bright and minimal is your goal, opt for a sleek, barely-there lucite table, like in the home of photographer and stylist Shay Cochrane. The streamlined material keeps things looking clean visually, but still allows you to utilize—and decorate!—a table in your entryway. Here, a simple stack of books, a lamp, and plant dot the top, while seagrass baskets double as decor and storage below.

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Artistic Arrangement

Colorful Entryway Decor Idea, Teal Console storage cabinet with bust on top
Natalie Papier, Home Ec.

Upgrade your entryway from just another room to a true moment by styling it with eye-catching decor accents and bold art pieces worthy of a museum. Designer Natalie Papier of Home Ec. relied on a graphic piece of textile art to accentuate her mid-century-inspired entryway table, which is peppered with additional pieces of quirky art, like a stone bust rocking some colorful necklaces.

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