This Small Entryway Furniture Makes a Big Impact (Trust Us)

Updated 07/10/19
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The front entryway is the first impression guests get from your home. Intentionally or not, it sets the tone for what's to come from the rest of your space. You want to make sure that it represents your style just as much as any other room in your home.

Luckily, all it takes is a few key pieces to make an entrance feel welcoming, look chic, and be fully functional, no matter how small, cramped, or awkward it is. When it comes to dressing up your foyer, the secret is to let the layout of the space guide your design. 

For instance, if your front entryway is more of a hallway, consider adding a runner-style rug to guide guests inside to the main areas of the home. Or, if all you have is a small nook, you may want to source a large wall mirror to create the illusion of more space. Hang it above a petite console table or bench to complete the look. You can also create more storage with a chic woven basket or wall hooks to keep a small space from feeling cluttered and create a place to hang coats and scarfs when you stumble in after a long day.

Ahead, shop 15 pieces of small entryway furniture that will make a good first impression (and won't blow your budget).

Glasgow Metal Console Table
Project 62 Glasgow Metal Console Table in Black $90
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This small black console table offers an added shelf to hold all of your belongings, while also feeling minimalist. Style it with a few catchall dishes, a plant, and a mirror to hang above or lean against the top shelf.

Round Decorative Wall Mirror
Project 62 Round Decorative Wall Mirror $80
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This decorative wall mirror is just the thing for any front entrance or hallway. It's large enough to make a statement, and it creates the illusion of more space.

Round Basket
Zara Home Round Basket $50
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This chic basket acts as a stylish storage container. Leave it in the front entryway to collect shoes or other small items that would create clutter if left lying around.

Industrial Coat Rack Shoe Bench
Vasagle Industrial Coat Rack Shoe Bench $80
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The ultimate three-in-one space saver, this industrial find from Amazon acts as a coat rack, a shoe bench, and a storage shelf. It won't take up too much room and costs less than $100.

Stockholm Mirror
IKEA Stockholm Walnut Veneer Mirror $129
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A round wall mirror is just the thing to make a small front entryway feel larger than it actually is. Hang this modern mirror above a console table or storage bench to create a complete look.

Melody Rattan Storage Cabinet
Urban Outfitters Melody Rattan Storage Cabinet $379
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If you have space, a rattan storage cabinet like this one from Urban Outfitters would look welcoming in your front entryway. Not only is the design completely on-trend with curved details and natural material, but it's also functional.

Arca Wall Board
Design Within Reach Arca Wall Board $395
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Even if floor space is limited in your front entryway, you can create storage with a hanging-shelf-and-mirror combo. This piece features a rectangular mirror and four individual cubbies, perfect for keeping keys and other small objects safe and accessible.

Open Storage Bench
Threshold Open Strage Bench $195 $185
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This white, wooden bench is perfect for the front entryway. A cushioned seat offers a place to sit down and kick your shoes off at the end of the day with the added bonus of storage space underneath.

Convex Basket with Handles
Zara Home Convex Basket with Handles $50
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This woven basket is perfect for a front entryway in need of a bit of extra storage. The jute material looks relaxed and casual and it can be used to store shoes, throw blankets, or even umbrellas by the door.

Sko Shoe Rack
Design Within Reach Sko Shoe Rack $265
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This simple shoe rack boasts a Scandinavian flair that would look chic in your front entrance. It's ideal for storing shoes, books, or other decorative items without cramping your style.

Naousa Woven Rug
Urban Outfitters Naousa Woven Rug $129
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This natural, woven runner is perfect for a house or apartment that opens up into a narrow hallway. It adds texture and style your guests will appreciate from the first step they take into your home.

Sayer Console Table
Project 62 Sayer White Console Table $140
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A modern console table courtesy of Project 62, this piece would fit into any small entryway. It features a white top, gold base, and wooden shelf for storage that won't feel cluttered. Finish off the look by hanging a mirror or piece of artwork above the table.

Arkelstorp Console Table
IKEA Arkelstorp Black Console Table $99
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With a half-moon shape and an extra shelf, this console table is just the thing for a tiny entryway. There's just enough room for your keys and a few decorative objects on the top, while a second shelf can hold onto things like unopened mail and magazines.

Quatrefoil Decorative Wall Mirro
Threshold Quatrefoil Gold Finish Decorative Wall Mirror $45
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This scalloped wall mirror features a gold finish and a unique shape that would look stylish hanging above a small table or bench in the front entryway.

Tjusig Bench with Shoe Storage
IKEA Tjusig White Bench with Shoe Storage $60
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For a place to store shoes, jackets, and other accessories, this white bench from IKEA gets the job done.

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