10 Essential Entryway Accessories to Shop
Set the tone for the rest of your home with these must-have entryway accessories.
It’s true what the proverbial “they” say: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your entryway design sets the tone for the rest of your home, so you better make it count. Put your design chops to work and outfit your foyer with eye-catching accessories and furnishings that both reflect your personal style and leave guests breathless the moment they step through your door.
Don’t let the high-stakes design scare you. We have entryway design down to a science and we’re dishing on all the trimmings you need to create an inviting, impactful, and, perhaps most importantly, functional entrance in your home. Shop our top mainstays for well-adorned entryways in the links below.
The first step to creating an inviting entryway is to invest in an accent or console table like this dreamy double-shelf design. A table will anchor the entry with hominess and serve as a blank canvas for seasonal decor, savvy storage and everyday essentials. We’re smitten with this table because of its versatile ivory and natural wood finish and dynamic, double-decker shelves.
When it comes to entryway decor must-haves, mirrors make the top of our list. Mirrors provide a spot to check your outfit before heading out the door and work overtime to reflect natural light in the space. Bonus: Their reflective surface creates a visual illusion that expands the space, which is always a plus when outfitting a pint-sized entryway. Hang this chic, streamlined metal mirror three to five inches above your console table, or secure it at eye-level above your cozy entryway bench.
Outfit your entryway table with a classic catchall like this wood and marble valet tray. The timeless accent offers a stylish spot to store your keys, spare change and minty treats by the door. Choose between white or charcoal marble and add an optional personalization with 14 unique laser-engraved monogram designs.
Keep your floors sparkling between cleaning days by nestling a boot tray into your foyer. The Blacksmith Boot Tray is our pick because it’s crafted with durable iron and designed to function as a permanent fixture in your space. Its inky bronze finish and sleek lattice inlay ensure the tray pairs well with any interior style and guards your entry floors against slush, mud and more.
Ambiance is everything. Perch a pair of petite table lamps on your entry console table to wrap guests in warmth the moment they step over your threshold. Use two table lamps like this fresh, white-washed set as bookends for your entry table to achieve an elevated, symmetrical vignette befitting of transitional and traditional spaces. For a modern approach, embrace the less-is-more mentality and brighten your doorway with a single, statement-making table lamp.
Woven baskets are always a good investment. Grab some of these handwoven jute baskets for your foyer to bring organic texture, warmth and opaque storage to your foyer. Style the baskets on a shelf or tucked and tidy beneath your console table. You can snag a set of three or purchase the baskets a la carte to suit your entryway needs.
The Nolan Wall Shelf is another dual-purpose accessory we love for entryway walls. The minimalistic design makes a statement on blank walls and provides a sturdy spot to showcase fresh flowers or sculptural tchotchkes. Four angular metal hooks line the bottom of the shelf, creating space-saving storage for coats, bags and leashes. Snag the dark walnut option to bring organic warmth to your entry or keep it light and airy with the white finish instead.
Working with super limited space but still determined to make your entryway inviting? Dual-function furniture like this midcentury-inspired bench is the way to go. The Lucy Shoe Rack provides chic sneaker storage and a place to slide ‘em on before your mid-morning run.
Keep your umbrella within reach with an eye-catching stand. Umbrella stands are available in every color, style and material imaginable, so use your interior design style as your muse for scoring the perfect fit for your entryway. We’re partial to the Holdit Umbrella Stand because its matte-black finish and pared-down silhouette make it a seamless addition to your existing modern, transitional or farmhouse foyer.
Finally, finish off your entryway design with a timeless vase filled with fresh-cut blooms. This handblown glass vase looks lovely atop any console and brings a sentimental, timeless appeal to your design. Fill your vase with seasonal arrangements from the grocery store or create a focal point with snippings from your own backyard.