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6 Ways to Style an Entryway Console Table

6 Ways to Style an Entryway Console Table - roomfortuesday.comI’m all about a functional and aesthetically pleasing entryway… it’s the first vignette visitors see when entering your home and the perfect place to set the tone for your aesthetic. However, styling an entryway or console table is easier said than done. I get a ton of questions about how to pull an entry look together, so I thought I’d make it easy and break down 6(!) different shoppable options of varying styles and budgets. I’m also sharing a foolproof formula for styling a console table with items you already have on hand! Click through for the post…

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Let’s jump on in! I divided the roundups by design style below… first up, a classic chic vignette:

C H I C

01: wall mirror // 02: table lamp // 03: large vase // 04: console table

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that you don’t need a bunch of items to achieve a stylish result. Pairing only four simple pieces creates a very sophisticated look for the first entryway console.

The rounded table would be a great option for a small space! The open bottom would also make for a light and airy entry, taking up a minimal footprint, making the area feel more open. If you’re not sure if you have room for an entryway vignette, think again! This is a great solution.


C O O L

01: picture light // 02: beastie boys artwork // 03: pedestal bowl // 04: faux branch // 05: leather ottoman // 06: storage console table

Do you ever venture into someone’s house and dream that your place could feel that hip? Yeah me too- especially when it comes to my friend Kyla’s home. I designed this entry vignette with the cool friend in mind.

Does it get any cooler than an oversized Beastie Boys print? I think not. I’m ready to switch out my windmill print as we speak, ha! Aside from awesome art, that console table might be my favorite from the post, AND it includes two drawers for storage. That’s a win / win in my book!


C O A S T A L

01: large scale art // 02: table lamp // 03: monstera leaf // 04: cloche // 05: console table // 06: baskets

I still dream of renovating a beach house and someday it will happen. When the time comes, you better believe I’m taking this entryway setup and bringing it to life. There’s something nautical about medium toned wood, woven baskets, monstera, and a blue hued photographic boat print that feels nautical without being obnoxious, themed, or in-your-face. It’s really a nice balance that could fit into a traditional oceanside cottage, or modern beach house! It’s a versatile and timeless look.


G L A M

01: large round wall mirror // 02: table lamp // 03: brass monkey // 04: console table // 05: umbrella holder // 06: ottoman

I’m all about shape… and this console table has a GOOD, gooooood shape. The arched interior, the rounded drawer, and those balanced legs are really doing it for me. Paired alongside a large round mirror and glam umbrella holder, it feels very fresh. Don’t even get me started on the gorgeous ottoman- that pattern is everything. In addition to allllll of that, we have to admire the fringe lamp. OMG, I want it. Maybe a more affordable DIY is in order? Can’t you see the glam lady in your life implementing this vignette? The day I buy my dream tudor home, I’m buying all of this.


M O D E R N

01: palm print // 02: bust // 03: globe light // 04: burl console table // 05: ottoman

There are a handful of classic design staples I’ll never tire of. I decided to mix them all together in a modern way and the outcome stopped me in my tracks… a classic bust, forest green colors, a globe light, and warm wood in the form of chunky, modern furniture. Sign me up!


M I N I M A L

01: arched mirror // 02: table lamp // 03: modern planter // 04: black tray // 05: console table

Again, it doesn’t take much to create an impactful and functional entryway. In this scenario, a large mirror balances the minimal console table, while the table lamp and tray adds two basic functions: light and storage. That brings me to my next point…

6 Ways to Style an Entryway Console Table - roomfortuesday.comThink of how you use your entryway. Would a lamp come in handy? How about storage for mail or a place to drop your sunnies or keys? Those are necessities in my opinion!

T H E    F O R M U L A

When in doubt for creating an entryway vignette with a console table, follow this basic formula:

console table + object installed above for balance (typically art or a mirror) + a vessel for mail or keys (a tray, bowl, or box) + a light source (a picture light, floor lamp, sconce, or table lamp) …

Those are the basics, but you can also consider adding the following to fill any gaps:

  • ottomans
  • baskets
  • umbrella holder
  • plant
  • floral arrangement
  • candle / matches
  • decorative objects
  • books

6 Ways to Style an Entryway Console Table - roomfortuesday.comAside from the entryway, console tables are also great placed behind sofas, in front of a staircase wall (like the below image), in spacious hallways or landing areas, and in bedrooms. They’re really a piece of furniture you can move from room-to-room.

6 Ways to Style an Entryway Console Table - roomfortuesday.comI’d love to hear which entryway vignette you prefer or which one best fits your style! Let me know in the comments below. How is everyone’s week going? The long holiday weekend is kind of messing with my schedule. Here’s to hoping I can sync back up to my calendar. Anyone else?

image sources: grey and scout // jean feldman designs // caroline kopp interior design // studio mcgee // brooke wagner design 

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  • Reply
    Peggi
    September 5, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Such inspired vignettes! You found some of the most amazing console tables-that big ol’ burl one?! Also, I apparently need a brass monkey now. And the cb2 globe light? Bonkers. I have a spot for a console, but I really need some closed storage. (vintage glassware hoarder) So many of the buffets I find are either country or industrial…maybe it’s time to mount another search. PS. A dream Tudor, huh?

    • Reply
      Sarah
      September 5, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Thanks so much, Peggi! I know- that burl one is amazing!! I’m also a vintage glassware hoarder. Emmett has forbid me from bringing anymore home because we’re out of space for it. ha! I’ve always wanted to renovate a Tudor… maybe someday! Hope you’re having a great week :)

  • Reply
    Mallory
    September 5, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I love all of these styled options! My entryway needs some love soon, so I will be keeping these in mind. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      September 5, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Thanks, Mallory! So happy you liked the collection. I have so much fun “digitally styling”. Ha! xo

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    Joel Ann
    September 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I love your style! Do you know where the white artwork w/ black frame in top pic is from?

    • Reply
      Sarah
      September 6, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you, Joel! Sorry- not sure of the source for that artwork.

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    Brandi
    September 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Sarah! I love your ideas! You have such great style. I really enjoy your blog; new subscriber here!! I was so excited to see the Grid Table Lamp from CB2 used in one of your designs. After months of being on back order, I’m using it in my entry as well. It’s even more beautiful in person. Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration you share!!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      September 10, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Thank you so much, Brandi! Really glad to hear you love the light fixture in person :) Your entryway sounds beautiful! xo

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