Detailed article with many photos that explains the many different types of home entry tables including accent tables, round entry hall tables, the different materials, styles, shapes and colors. This is your ultimate foyer table ideas guide.
When you walk into another person’s home as a visitor, you always enter through the front entrance, unless you’re very familiar.
The foyer is designed as a room for your guests to enter into, or so that when you open your front door to a stranger, they can’t see into the more private living areas of your home.
Regardless of whether your foyer is a simple long hall that provides entry to the other areas of your home, or a grand vestibule, you’ll want to include storage options.
While larger pieces of furniture provide more storage, a simple table in your foyer can’t be beat.
These tables are decorative, don’t take up a lot of space, and are perfect for storing small items, like keys, hats, or bags.
In this collection, you’ll see long tables with drawers, narrower tables with shelves, and every design in between. Keep your eyes peeled for round options with elegant carved features and drawers built below the table top.
Regardless of your sense of style, you’re sure to find a piece that appeals to you and will serve perfectly in your foyer.
Metal or wood, the choice is up to you.
We hope you find exactly what you’re looking for, along with some extra inspiration!
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The 2 Main Types of Foyer Tables
1. Console Tables
Console tables are narrower tables that are placed against the wall. These provide surface area, decor while not taking up much space.
2. Centerpiece Tables
These tables are for larger foyers and are placed in the middle of the space. They are typically round or oval, but can be square. I prefer the round shape myself.
Here’s an example of a centerpiece table:
Console Table vs. Bench for the Foyer
Another common furniture piece for entry ways is the bench. I’m particularly fond of benches in entry ways because it offers both storage and a place to sit (I like sitting when putting on shoes).
If space is limited, should you get a console table or bench?
- Console table looks better.
- Bench is more practical since you put items on it and sit on it.
- Typically the table is taller and obviously not designed for sitting on.
- Both cost about the same, although you could probably get away with spending less on a bench.
The Hybrid Console Table with Seating
One exception to no seating available with console tables are the variety that include tuck-under seats or stools. Here’s an example:
You have to admit that these days furniture prices have come down compared to many years ago. In the days of lore, in order to get lower cost furniture, you had to buy it used. These days, there are many options for nice-looking furniture not costing a fortune. That said, if you want quality, it will cost you.
Generally a console table will run you $100 to $500. Of course you can spend much, much more but if on a budget a few hundred will easily do it.
There isn’t one universal foyer table size. It boils down to how much space you have. You may have little walls space and so you need a short console table. Or you may have a longer wall against which you can accommodate a longer console table.
The important thing to remember when shopping for an entry hall table is to know your measurements and to double check any prospective table’s dimensions before buying. Don’t eyeball it.
That said, typically console tables are long and narrow. They are rectangle or half-circle in shape while centerpiece tables are typically round.
Console Table Styles
There are several popular styles to choose from, which include:
- Mid-Century Modern
Most foyer tables have a wood finish so are a wood tone. However, some are painted. The following are the most popular foyer table colors:
As stated above, the most common shapes for an entry hall table include round for a centerpiece style table and rectangle for a console table (against the wall). However, those aren’t your only choices. You can also choose the following:
When it comes to choose a table by material, you must consider both the top and frame materials. Often it’s the same, but not always.
The main table materials include:
- Manufactured wood
- Solid wood
You final decision pertains to the features you’d like to have included. There are more than you think, but most people opt for shelving and/or drawers and leave it at that. In fact, for centerpiece tables, it’s rare to have any additional features other than the table itself.
Common console table features include:
- Magazine Holder
10 Examples of Foyers with Tables
Gallery of Individual Tables
Below is a set of 25 entry hall tables showcasing the incredible variety available.
1. V-Shaped Console Table in Espresso
This dark wood table narrows as it reaches the floor, and consists of two inner shelves. This smaller piece is perfect for a foyer with minimal available space.
2. Long Console Table In Red
A console table is as at home in the foyer as it is in the living room, featuring three pull out drawers with brass handles and a bright red facade. This table is taller and longer, suitable for a long hallway.
3. Reflections Foyer Table In Silver Mirror by Avenue Six
A mirrored table is perfect for bringing a touch of Hollywood Regency style to your home’s foyer. A delicate glass knob is centered on the single drawer. This is a smaller piece that would look fantastic as a bedside table as well!
4. Jocelyn Console Table by Belham Living
Delicate circles in a repeating pattern adds elegance to this white and wood console table. A lower shelf provides extra storage for purses, or even shoes. The beveled top adds even more elegance to the design.
5. Entryway Console Table by Frenchi Furniture
This half-circle table has a single drawer and is in a rich dark wood. The bowed design is sleek and delicate, with long, slim legs.
6. Winifred Console Table by Safavieh
This long white console table has decorative table legs along with a single wooden drawer and two wicker drawers on either side. The wicker adds texture and rustic charm to the pristine white piece.
7. Helena Console Table by Office Star
A reflective surface beneath the repeating pattern on the front draws the eye to this table, which has a prominent wood grain and a silvery color.
8. Townsend Console Table
A distressed metal frame is topped with reclaimed wood, creating a rustic table with an industrial cast to it. The bottom of the table is entirely open, and perfect for storing a large accent item, like the truck in the image below.
9. Black Occasional Console Table by eHome Products
The “X” shaped details on the sides of this dark wood table add visual interest to an otherwise simple table with clean lines. Two shelves are perfect for storage baskets.
10. Prentice Console Table by Wildon Home
The swirls and curves of the wrought iron frame are incredibly elegant, adding to the charm of the wood-framed glass top. All together, this table makes for a stunning display item.
11. Storage Entryway Hall Table by Coaster Home Finishings
Two doors open to reveal the inside of the table with plenty of room to store your possessions. The lower shelf can be used for display, or for more storage.
12. Rectangular Brown Sofa Table Signature Design by Ashley Mestler
The drawers of this lightly distressed table are painted light green and light blue, contrasting with the dark, natural wood of the rest of the table. The two lower shelves are covered in multi-colored slats.
13. Qing Hall Table in Rosewood by Oriental Furniture
The elegance of this Chinese style table is not to be underestimated. Carved details are sure to catch the eye of your guests. A rim on either side of the table gives the top the appearance of a serving tray.
14. Sanctuary Four Drawer Console Table by Hooker Furniture
Rivets and other structural elements are visible on this wooden table, which gives it a more dated, rustic feel, while still remaining an elegant carved piece of furniture.
15. Finley Console Table by Hokku Designs
The curved legs of this table create a simple visual effect that makes the top feel as though it should be the same size as the bottom shelf.
16. Ginnifer Glass Console Table by Southern Enterprises
The criss-crossing metal bars, combined with the glass top, creates a spectacular modern effect that you’ll love, regardless of the room the table ends up in.
17. Metalworks Hall Table by Butler Specialty
For much larger foyers, a table sitting in the center with an accent piece can have a fantastic effect. This industrial metalworks hall table is the perfect addition to a foyer, with plenty of charm, style, and a wide top for a key bowl or other storage.
18. Modern Mecca Console Table by Zuo
For an ultra-modern and minimalist design, look no further than this all-glass curved console table.
19. Foyer Table in Plantation Cherry by Butler Specialty
The scalloped edges of this ornate, round foyer table announces elegance and opulence, giving guests a taste of the rest of your home.
20. Newport Mozart Console Table by Convenience Concepts
This sleek, modern table doesn’t have any shelves, but it does make a nice spot to set your keys or purse when you walk in the door. It also works beautifully as a simple accent piece.
21. Artist’s Originals Demilune Single Drawer Console Table by Butler
Floral inlays on the front of this lovely red and rich wood foyer table add a delicate side to this elegant piece. A single drawer on the front is perfect for holding small items.
22. Vogue Console Table in Champagne Brass by Southern Enterprises
While bold brass can look dated, champagne brass is much more elegant and subtle, meaning it’s perfect to add a bit of color to a mostly neutral color palette.
23. Fantasy Magical Unicorn Glass Top Table by Furniture Creations
If you’re really looking to make a statement, add this unicorn table to your foyer. The glass top ensures your unicorn base will never be obscured.
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