Console tables are perfect to use in your entryway, but what’s the best way to decorate them? Check out these 25 entryway table decor ideas for decorating your console table.
Console tables can be used anywhere in your home. In the dining room for storage, behind your sofa, in your hallway, or in your living room under your TV, but they are perfect to place in your entryway!
A console table in the entryway creates a warm welcome for guests and can serve a practical purpose for you.
You can use your entryway table as a drop zone for keys, mail, and other items you need to set down as you come in the door.
There are so many ways to decorate an entryway table! Using seasonal decor is one of the most popular ways. Displaying family heirlooms and favorite decor items is another.
No matter what your design style is, you can style your console table decor to fit. Check out these 25 entryway table decor ideas to inspire you to decorate yours!
Console Table Decor Ideas
Seasonal Fall Decor
An entry table is a great place to display seasonal decor. This small table is packed with cozy fall vibes, like faux pumpkins, that provide a warm welcome for guests as soon as they walk in the door.
A woven basket on the bottom shelf is a great place to store throw blankets that add to the cozy feel of this seasonal vignette.
Flowers and greenery
Organic elements like flowers and greenery are an easy way to add a personal touch to your console table styling.
Grab your favorite flowers (faux or dried if you want them to last a while) and lay them in a basket. Add greenery stems to a vase and add a botanical print to tie it all together. I love the use of natural materials!
Trays or baskets
An entry console is a perfect place to have a drop zone for keys, sunglasses, mail, etc... A great option to do this is to add a tray to corral all of those things.
You could also use a shallow basket or bowl. The next time you head out the door you'll know exactly where your keys are.
Do you love coastal style or live near the water or beach? Decorate your entryway table with coastal vibes.
Add your personal style to your entryway using seashells and palm fronds in a vase. Add a stack of books about the area where you live.
Earth tones create a warm and inviting atmosphere in a home. I just love this color palette! Make a good first impression by using them in your entryway.
Greenery, a wooden bowl with beads, and a clay knot sculpture in a wooden green tray are the perfect choice of decorative items for a console table.
Summer Entryway Table
Plants of all sizes are a great way to decorate your console table. Mix and match both large and small plant pots and vintage containers to make an eye-catching display. Playing around with the scale of items is a great trick from interior designers.
Hanging above this entry table is an accordion hook rack with lightweight summer throws that hang just down and pool slightly on the empty space between the plants. It's such a welcoming summer feel-good vibe.
Make A DIY Carved Entryway Console Table
The first thing I noticed about this console table was the amazing carved inlay on the front and the finish. It almost makes the wood look like stone. It is SUCH a great piece!
Mimic the finish of your table by using decor pieces with the same finish. The vase and lamp also have that brushed finish that gives them the look of old pottery.
Baskets for storage
Entryway console tables are the perfect opportunity to add some storage. Baskets on the shelves of this table give you plenty of places to keep things organized and out of sight.
I love the sliding barn doors too! Hide away any mess simply by sliding them closed.
Store away extra seating
When guests come over it's always nice to have extra seating options and being able to tuck them away under a console table when they aren't being used is a great use of the space under the table.
Those ottomans are also great to pull out when putting on your shoes before leaving the house.
There's a lot going on on the top of this entryway table. It's a drop zone, there's symmetry with the two matching lamps, and favorite pieces are proudly displayed here.
But, I want you to take a look at the layering of artwork on top of this console table. These pieces could have easily been hung on the wall, but they add depth and a backdrop to the rest of the decor by sitting on the table instead of hanging above it.
Have you ever thought your rain boots could be considered home decor? Lined up under this built-in console table they are!
On top are plants in earth-tone pots and a basket on the shelf to use as a drop zone. Those little boots are just the cutest!
Each side of this console table is nearly a mirrored image of the side. Although the candle sticks and lamp are different, they are the same height.
Symmetry is all about matching scale and this console table decor is the perfect example.
Decorate in odd numbers
Have you heard the saying of decorating in odd numbers, specifically in groups of three? I don't know why it works, but it does and is more pleasing to the eye. This is one of the tricks I mention in this article about how to decorate shelving, but it works for all sorts of decorating dilemmas.
This small console table attached to the wall keeps the space light and airy and the decor pieces are smaller scale completing the look.
Add a pair of lamps to your console table for a symmetrical look in your space. Even though the other items are all different, placed the way they are on top and under this entryway table, the scale and symmetry works.
So far, we haven't talked about mirrors. Maybe because we have been talking about the decor on the console tables. About half of the spaces so far have had a mirror above the table.
Don't leave your entryway table decor unfinished, add a mirror if it fits in your space. It's not only a great place to double-check how you look before you head out the door, but it bounces light around the room and makes it appear larger.
Pops of color
This vintage buffet painted a bright sunny yellow is so cherry in an entryway! Lemons add a pop of the same color to the decor on top with a vintage crock, pitcher, and dough bowl.
The backdrop of old picture frames ties this farmhouse look together.
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A rustic console table deserves rustic decor. A tobacco basket, old books as decor, and a dough bowl full of pine cones add texture and interest to this entryway.
There is still plenty of empty space on the tabletop to drop keys or mail as you come in the door.
The rule of three
Vintage decor finds look great on a console table. An old brass watering can and brass urn with greenery look perfect with the more modern brass and glass lamp.
Remember the rule of three? Three brass decor items in this vignette make it pleasing to the eye.
Fresh and modern
Although the design of the console table is farmhouse, the decor on the shelves is fresh and modern.
The entryway table decor on this table is full of texture and interest. From the geometric artwork to the textured lamp and decorative box, this entryway makes a great first impression!
We also see the repeated use of ottomans under the console table here.
Black and white is crisp and modern. Do you see how it's used here with this console table decor?
White on two opposite corners of the upper and lower shelf and black on the others. It creates the perfect balance!
Asymmetrical is when one side is different from the other. In this case this design technique is used by placing a tall lamp on one side and a shorter potted plant on the other.
The decor in the middle is the shortest creating interest for your eye to follow.
Farmhouse style home decor is all about texture and this console table decor definitely has that!
Two lamps on either end with a distressed finish, a large mirror with a chippy finish, and striped pillows underneath complete the look.
Personalize your entryway table
Personalize your entryway table with vintage items and pieces with family history.
Add large artwork on the wall above to complete the look.
Entryway Styling Ideas for a High End Look
This entryway table has it all! Symmetry, texture, and a cohesive feel for a high-end look. Love the use of the interior design coffee table books stacked up here with a decorative item on top.
A simple color scheme of black, white, and cream create a fresh modern look and decorative boxes and baskets give you a place to store things.
Take advantage, when you can, of the extra storage an entryway table will give you.
Baskets on the bottom two shelves are perfect for keeping the clutter under control in your small entryway. The top is an eclectic mix of plants and pots that just make you want to smile.
Bonus: Baskets like this could also be used for storing shoes in your entryway. Assign one basket to each member of the family to keep the shoes organized!
Which of these console table decor ideas in entryways is your favorite?
Let us know in the comments below!