Ideas & Inspiration

How to Style an Entryway

Basic Beautiful
Breaking up a tiny entry space with a console table placed just off the doorway can provide a resting spot for a few items.

When there’s no foyer to buffer that first step into the house, the living room or kitchen often become a drop-off point for bags, coats, mail and other items. Breaking up a tiny entry space with a console table placed just off the doorway can provide a resting spot for those items. 


Choose a small table that blends with the decor of the room, and consider one that also has room under the tabletop or a small bottom shelf to provide additional storage space.

Hooked on Style
Wall hooks make for easy grab-and-go storage.

Wall hooks make for easy grab-and-go storage. With a variety of designs and configurations available, from single hooks to racks in multiple finishes and lengths, wall hooks are also highly adaptable to any entry space. 


Adding a bench underneath storage hooks provides a surface to sit and remove shoes or a flat spot to place boxes or shopping bags. A storage bench with space inside a hinged top or even large built-in drawers is ideal if you have sports or hobby accessories that you need to be quickly accessible.

Mounting Interest
Using shelf space in entryway is a great way to combine decor with practicality.

Using shelf space in your entryway is a great way to combine decor with practicality. Mount a shelf to the wall behind the door and lay out daily essentials in plain sight to avoid forgetting anything in your rush to get out the door on a busy morning.


A shallow shelf will avoid nicking the door if it opens toward the wall. The floor space beneath the shelf can be organized with baskets and a stylish coatrack can provide vertical storage.