I’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…
Let’s jump on in! I divided the roundups by design style below… first up, a classic chic vignette:
C H I C
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
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
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
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
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
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…
Think 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:
- umbrella holder
- floral arrangement
- candle / matches
- decorative objects
Aside 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.
I’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?