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The entryway of your home is the most important part of your home. We may not spend a lot of time in the entryway, but it is the first thing we see when we or anyone else enters our home. You want your entryway to be a beautiful and welcoming place to you and your guests. You can do this with a well decorated entryway table.
The entryway is where we greet friends and family, it welcomes us home, it sends us off into the world. It only makes sense to decorate your entryway to be a welcoming and joyful area.
One way to make your entryway a welcoming place is by adding an entryway table. By adding touches of the outdoors to your front entryway table you create a welcoming environment.
If you have a solid front door add extra light and a mirror to reflect light in the room. Add a few smaller soft touches, like baskets, pillows, or trinkets to your table to finalize your entryway decor.
I have a few examples of welcoming and well decorated entryways I want to share with you today.
Decorating An Entryway: Questions to Ask
Entryways are usually small and sometimes awkward. You have to take your space into consideration when you decorate it. Can it fit a table? What size of table? How can you make the space look larger? Do you need to have functionality in your entryway?
These are all questions that I plan on addressing here. Before we get started though take your space into account. Take your entire entryway into consideration before you start making plans for decorating an entryway. Measure your entryway and record all measurements. If you table will fit on a wall but comes out too far you may impede the flow of walkway traffic.
Keep in mind how your space can function. Unfortunately for me, my entryway doesn’t have loads of room in it so I actually have to put my entryway shoe cabinet just inside my living room. Though one day I hope to have a beautiful functional entryway to utilize. Until then I have a bunch of different options to choose from.
Entryway Table And Entryway Decor
Since this is the main entrance to your home your entryway should be a reflection of what people will see as they enter your home. In other words, don’t do a modern entryway in your rustic decorated home. Keep your decor the same throughout your home.
Large Entryway Table To Make A Statement
In this first picture from @scoutandnimble you see see several large statement pieces. A lamp on one end of the table and a large bouquet of hydrangeas frame a large round mirror. This mirror reflects more light into the room while complimenting the rustic decor.
This entryway is a go big or come on in type of entryway. Everything in this entryway is on the larger side. If you have the room to go large fill that space in with just a few larger pieces. If you use lots of smaller pieces in such a large entryway the space will feel cluttered and claustrophobic instead of welcoming.
Note the small bowl on the table for keys and other things that usually get dropped in the entryway. Use a basket on the side to hold shoes and other items that come off in the entryway.
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A Chic Farmhouse Entryway Table Idea
The white shiplap wall with the smaller table and drawers is a beautiful way to decorate an entryway. Keeping it simple with a clean white shiplap wall makes the room feel larger and welcoming.
The simple arrangement of pink flowers brings the outdoors in plus adds a soft splash of color to a neutral space. Adding a lantern instead of a lamp balances the table without having a large shade possibly impede movement in the entryway.
You can easily store keys and other small items in the drawers hiding them from sight. Put shoes and or other items in the wicker basket with lid to hide them from site too.
Entryway Table With Baskets
I adore the minimalist look of this entryway. The clean simple rustic wood table and the large print stand out and make the room feel larger. The baskets keep the eyes flowing from the top of the large picture all the way down to the floor in one fluid motion. The small touches of flowers soften the look making it an inviting entryway to your guests.
With the simplicity of the table you could easily do a large mirror framed in the same wood as your table. Additionally, if one large piece isn’t your style consider down 6 small pieces in two columns to create a large gallery wall that keeps the minimalist farmhouse feel.
Make the baskets functional by holding shoes and add a small dish to hold keys.
Small Rustic Entryway Table and A Touch of Lilac
I adore this farmhouse entryway. The matching raw wood in the lamp and table make the bouquet of bright fresh lilacs stand out. The mirror makes this entryway feel larger while reflecting light to make it brighter.
Touches of softness are added with a basket holding a throw and pillow. To complete the farmhouse charm of this entryway @houseof5 added rain boots on a crate. This adds a touch of whimsy and personality, which is a great way to greet your guests.
Adding a small dish for keys on top of the table and making the two tier basket functional for shoes is a great way to keep the entryway clear and decluttered.
Rustic Entryway Table To Separate Spaces
I like the creativity used to split the entryway from the living space here. The rustic window hanging above the entryway table acts as a divider between the two spaces. The lamps frame the mirror nicely to finish separating the entryway from the living space.
The small vases in the center on the table hold a few subtle flowers. The crate at the bottom can add functionality by holding shoes while the metal bucket can hold gloves and hats keeping your entryway clean.
No Entryway or Small Entryway Idea
If you don’t have a traditional entryway try installing a shelf near your front door. Make sure the shelf will allow the door to open completely otherwise you’ll ding up both the door and the shelf. This is a fantastic option for small or non existent entryways. Add a small vase of flowers and a mirror to make the area seem larger.
Adding a basket under to hold shoes, slippers, or other items turns a small entryway into a usable space.
Entryway Gallery Wall
If you want a more minimalist approach to your entryway table keep it simple on the table top by adding a vase of flowers and a lamp and one smaller trinket in the middle. Then draw the eye up by putting up a gallery wall. It’s a great way to maximize the space and make it look larger.
As far as functionality goes for this entryway there isn’t much here. This is a great option if you use a garage or mud room entrance more than your front door.
Entryway Mirror Idea for Small Spaces
A smaller entryway table with a large mirror and one large vase filled with flowers is a simple yet stunning way to make your entryway inviting. In this entryway they used the 3-1-3 technique in decorating. The three circles in the mirror, 1 large vase of flowers, and 3 smaller vases on the bottom shelf.
Odds are great for decorating purposes and this entryway is a great example of that. The mirror makes the entryway larger and the simple arrangements of flowers completes the odd number rule.
Like in the previous entryway this is a great option if you mainly use a garage or mudroom entrance in your house, but it lacks for functionality.
Consider using really great faux flowers or branches on your entryway table. With the flowers being the centerpiece of the room the last thing you want is wilted flowers or dingy water greeting your guests.
You can usually find great faux flowers at your local craft store. If you decide to shop Amazon be sure to check the reviews before buying.
I like for every part of my home to serve a function. For instance, we mainly eat our dinner in the living room and rarely use a dining room table. Even when we had one it just became a spot for clutter that we never ate at. My dining room is actually used as my office space and it will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future.
If your entryway is used a lot in your home make it functional. Add designated spots for shoes, hats, gloves, coats, keys, and purses. This will help in making sure these items stay out of your kitchen and living room where they are more likely to end up lost or hard to find.
Give every item a spot in an area where it’s most likely to be used or looked for. This keeps your whole house clutter free and organized.
The entryway is an important part of the home. It’s the first and last impression that people have when they visit. Make your entryway welcoming by bringing the outdoors in, using an entryway table, and making sure the space is well lit.
Which entryway do you like the best? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your favorite home decor board.
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