The first thing your family or guests see when entering your home can set the perfect tone for their visit. A well-thought-out entrance table is the perfect piece of furniture to greet everyone who walks through your front door and make them feel welcome. Even if your foyer is small, you can transform it into a stunning space with entrance table decor ideas that make any house a home. Find some inspiration below.
14 stylish entrance table decor ideas
There’s no right or wrong way to style your entrance table. It all comes down to your preferences and the themes you have in mind. Do you want chic and modern? Or maybe you want bold and avant-garde. You can also consider whether you want to take a minimalist approach that focuses on aesthetics or go for fully functional with lots of storage. Not quite sure where to begin? Check out the below entry table decor ideas to get started.
1. Utilize smart storage
If you’re tight on space, you might think adding a table by the front door is a terrible idea. However, it’s great for both home decor – as in, glamorous interior design – and adding furniture that comes with built-in storage. In other words, as you use your foyer table to display decorative items, you can also use it to store other items in the drawers.
These smart-storage entry tables come in all kinds of designs and styles, so you can easily find one that will fit your taste and budget. To begin your quest, you should decide which type of storage you want. Popular choices include shelves, drawers, cabinets, or a mixture of the three. For books or collectibles, shelves might be best. Drawers and cabinets can be helpful for keys, mail, random loose change, and so much more.
After you’ve decided on your table’s storage setup, consider the table’s material and finish. You may want a wooden table to complement your home’s farmhouse-style interior, or maybe you’d prefer something with an elegant black metalwork look. No matter your preference, you’ll be able to store knick-knacks out of sight or display them in fashion.
2. Accent lights
Accent lights can make any entryway shine. These fixtures are available in a variety of styles, materials, patterns, and colors that can take your entrance table to the next level. You can find accent lights in the form of table lamps, mood lights, wall sconces, floor lamps, and so much more.
The type of accent light you use will largely depend on your taste and why you need entrance table lighting. If your goal is primarily aesthetic, a creative table lamp may be what you’re looking for. Unique table lamps can make a statement while adding some much-needed illumination to your space. For example, you could incorporate a rattan table lamp into your foyer and watch as your entryway becomes a bohemian paradise.
Accent lights can also switch up the atmosphere. In fact, lighting colors can affect your mood, productivity, sleep, and more. An entrance table mood light with a soft and relaxing glow can help promote a stress-free time for everyone who comes through your door. The BlissRadia, for example, comes with millions of color options and diffuses gentle, vibrant, gradients of various shades. Connect it to your Alexa, Google Home, or your smartphone to set the right entryway mood in just moments.
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3. Hang a mirror
Maybe before you leave your home, you always take one last look at your hair, makeup, or outfit in the closest mirror. Instead of running back upstairs for that last-minute glance, try hanging a mirror above your entrance table. This way, you can conveniently check that your tie is straight on your way out. And while mirrors are a great way to make sure you look sharp right before that big interview, they’re also great entrance table decorations.
Mirrors are great at reflecting both images and light. The latter means they expand your space and take you beyond your usual confines. When you hang a mirror above your entrance table, you can make your small space feel bigger since the light bounces off the mirror. It’s a subtle but profound optical illusion that can enliven your whole entryway. If you’re feeling really ambitious, consider using a mirrored table for astonishing depth, tone, and texture.
Incorporating a mirror into your foyer set-up can also add a sense of elegance and sophistication. Pair your table with a large, chic mirror with a decorative frame to really enhance the area. If you’d rather go with something unique and classic, check out an antiques store to see what treasures you can find.
4. Add plants
To make your house truly feel like a home, try adding some greenery to your front entrance table for a natural look. You can add pots full of lush plants or a shining vase of flowers. Either way, organic earthy elements in your home decor can help make your space feel like an extension of the great outdoors.
Elegant flowers and plants can also brighten up your entryway with the perfect pop of color. When you or your guests walk through the front door, beautiful pots of charming vines and hues will welcome you all into your humble abode.
If you’re worried about taking care of plants, you can look for plants that do better indoors, especially at your entryway. Some of the best indoor entryway plants include fiddle-leaf fig trees, strings of pearl, split-leaf philodendrons, croton plants, and Peruvian apple cacti. Many of these plants don’t need daily watering and only require indirect light. These low-maintenance plants are wonderful greenery options to liven up your whole place without any hassle.
5. Hang bold art
One tried and true way to elevate any foyer is with stunning wall art above your entrance table. Often, a bold statement piece that uses electrifying colors, mesmerizing patterns, or both draws the eye and becomes the focal point of your space. You can choose whatever artwork fits your style – go for something that transports your guest elsewhere. Try a piece that screams avant-garde, or go for something modern with an edgy twist.
When going for bold artwork, think about the tones you want to feature in the foyer and the rest of your house. If your entrance table matches your interior with neutral tones, artwork with dark colors can provide a fitting contrast to make it stand out. For a minimalist approach, pair your elegant, marble-finished white entrance table with a painting full of blues or greens. This splash of color can imbue your space with a clean, contemporary feel.
6. Include stylish picture frames for family photos
You can’t go wrong with mementos from your life in your entryway. Your entryway mementos can make your home feel friendly and special from the jump. Including family photos in your home decor is an especially great start.
Photos that bring back good memories and cherished times are often blissful and full of sentimental value. They deserve to be featured in the best and most stylish frames. Plus, when you frame photos, you protect them from damage and add more decor to your entrance table.
Sometimes, simple and elegant framing is all you need to display your photos. For example, feature your family memories inside a frame with a wooden finish. This frame will go nicely with a wooden entrance table for a sleek vibe. If you’re all about textures, pick frames with stone-like appearances that should catch everyone’s attention. Love antiques? Vintage-inspired mercury glass frames can provide a charming mount where you show off your favorite memories.
There are endless options when it comes to framing photos. But if you want something extra special for your sentimental moments, choose a frame that allows for personalization. Many wood, glass, and metal frames can be customized to include dates, locations, names, and more. Every time you enter your home, you might just smile at the sight of the loving people in your pictures.
7. Keep your colors consistent
Consistency is key with any entrance table color scheme. When designing your entryway and your whole interior, try your best to pick one color scheme and stick with it. Do you want bold, eccentric colors that bring pep to your step? Or would you prefer, soothing natural colors that have you feeling zen throughout the day?
If you’re having trouble choosing a color palette for your home, you can start by learning the difference between the main four types of themes. Those are explained below.
- Monochromatic. A monochromatic color scheme highlights tones of the same color in various shades. For example, if you go with a blue theme, you could use a dark navy blue against a light baby blue. The basis of each tone is blue, but with the addition of white or black to darken or lighten the hues.
- Analogous. An analogous color scheme uses colors that fall near each other on the color wheel. An example would be using orange, yellow, and green together.
- Contrasting. A contrasting color scheme can be dramatic. It uses three contrasting colors to introduce more energy into your space. Some options for this theme might include yellow-orange, red-purple, and green-blue.
- Complementary. A complementary color scheme uses two opposing colors to forge a dramatic and bold environment. Yellow and purple, orange and blue, and pink and green are good examples of this color scheme.
Once you’ve settled on a color theme, use that same palette to help decorate your entryway table. For starters, you’ll need to choose a table that's the right color. Whether that’s midnight black, pearl white, or sparkling glass depends on your color scheme. Next, you can start to pick accessories that pair nicely with the table. These accessories could include plants, books, paintings, figurines, flowers, wicker baskets, jars, and lamps.
8. Show off your collectibles
Everyone has a collection of unique – and sometimes random – knick-knacks. While these collections are fun to keep and might be connected to a special meaning or memory, you might not know how to use them. Your entrance table can be exactly the place to showcase all those special collectibles. Instead of hiding your collectibles in boxes under the stairs or in the basement, you can keep them out and on display. You’ll enjoy them every time you come home.
Although your collectibles are personal treasures, you might find that some knickknacks work better than others for your entry table. Before you set everything up, consider the materials most common in your collection and the size and shape of the objects. You should also consider the size of your whole collection and your items’ most common colors. Some examples of great entrance table collectibles include shells, pottery, figurines, and tiny mirrors.
9. Include a stylish key bowl
If you regularly struggle to find your keys, certain entrance table decor ideas can often solve this problem. The best of these ideas might be the simple addition of a key bowl on your entrance table. This way, you’ll have a designated spot for your keys and add some more style to your foyer.
A stylish key bowl means no more coming home and throwing your keys on the couch, counter, or kitchen table. Now, you’ll always know where your keys are, and you can easily head out without having to hunt down your keys. Since you’ll most likely be using your key bowl everyday, you should let your creative and fashionable side show when picking the right bowl. You’ll likely find all kinds of materials, colors, sizes, and shapes.
Some of the most practical key holders also make for some of the best decorative key bowls. A silver tri-corner bowl can help bring out the modern aesthetic of your black matte entry table. For a white, wooden entrance table, an acacia hardwood bowl can make an uplifting pairing. No matter what your foyer table looks like, there’s a stylish bowl out there just waiting to hold onto your keys.
10. Install lighting under your table
Let’s say you want to create a soothing and calm ambiance with lights, but you don’t want to take up any space on your entrance table. In that case, you might love under-table lighting, which can illuminate your entryway without taking up tabletop space. You can achieve this foyer makeover with LED strip lights, puck lights, or light rods. These options are easy to install with their peel-and-stick backings, and you can place them out of sight without blocking their light.
11. Include candles
Candles are among the most versatile and multi-purpose accessories to zhuzh up your entrance table. The right candle will shine a warm glow, emit an alluring aroma, and make your space look luxurious and chic. Candles also come in a variety of styles, so there’s a great candle for every entryway table. You can easily change up your decor and scents every season – your foyer will always be ready for the holidays, summer nights, or spring flowers.
To match your candles to your home’s theme, try placing your candles in eye-catching jars. Decorative candle jars range from iridescent blue jars with gold tops to jars that look like terrariums. For example, if you want a candle to complement your seashell collection, a sea salt glass candle will bring the shore right to your hall.
If you’re really looking to make a statement, go with candles that don’t come in a jar or another container. This way, you can place your candles in whatever jars fit the entryway mood and create a stunning entryway display.
12. Add luxury vases
If you enjoy filling your home with bouquets of flowers, then you should also place some on your entry table. Fresh-cut flowers can bring a lovely, crisp, natural vibe to your space, and the vase holding them is also important for home decor. In fact, all kinds of people use empty vases as decorative objects. You don’t even need flowers – a vase itself can be the main event.
When picking your decorative vases, you should consider the vase’s size and shape, material, and style. While glass is the most typical vase material, you can also go with crystal, stainless steel, porcelain, bronze, brass, and teak. The material you choose should complement your home decor theme and color scheme. For example, an earthenware vase would fit perfectly in a farmhouse-themed foyer. The style of your vase can also match your theme. You might want a classic contemporary style vase or something more whimsical and eccentric.
13. Include a tabletop clock
For a truly transportive entryway table, a decorative tabletop clock can be a great addition. Of course, you’ll use the clock as a practical time-telling device, but it’s so much more than that. You can choose an aesthetically pleasing clock that complements your entryway table to truly elevate your surroundings. Whether you want modern digital, retro, or vintage, an entryway tabletop clock can take you there.
When trying to find the best tabletop clock, consider the colors that highlight your interior and choose a clock with a similar shade. If your foyer mainly comprises earthier tones, then a rustic traditional clock with a gray finish could pull your whole space together. Going for a summer beach theme? An antique-inspired metal anchor clock can give you peaceful coastal vibes.
14. Plug night lights in on both sides of your entrance table
On those nights when you get home late after the sun has already gone down, a soft glowing hue can welcome you back. That’s why night lights aren’t just for kids who are scared of the dark. These fixtures make it easier to get around when you come home to a dark house. Placing a night light on both sides of your entrance table will illuminate your decor and help you avoid bumping into your table.
To add the most pizzazz to your entrance table, choose night lights you can shine in all kinds of colors. For example, you can brighten up your entryway with the BlissEmber Smart Multicolor Night Light. With the BlissEmber, you can choose from millions of rainbow colors or a familiar cool white to transform your table. In motion-sensing mode, the BlissEmber will only turn on when you’re around. Link the BlissEmber to your smart speaker and smartphone for easy control – and a cascade of comforting colors the moment you get home.
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The decor on your entrance table should represent you and your personality. After all, it’s the very first thing you’ll see when you walk through the door. Using lighting as decor can especially shift your perspective – for example, in the blink of an eye, BlissLights can transform your entryway. They come with millions of color options, stunning gradients, and transcendent effects. Browse the BlissLights collection to bring the universe to your entrance table.
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