Not all of us win the home design lottery. And by that I mean, not all of us have spaces huge enough to do some of the grand things we see on design shows or Pinterest feeds. Case in point: the small entryway. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it a stunner.
The issue most of you have is that finding a console table small enough to work in a modest entryway is next to impossible. So today I thought, why not give you glorious people what you need, with a little wrap up of some stunning console tables for small entryways and hallways that deliver both looks and function.
The joy starts with the small console table above; the delicious White Roby Console Table from Temple & Webster. See how incredible a thoroughfare can look with a small table and some clever styling? The rapture continues below as I showcase consoles ranging from 52cm in width through to no more than 120cm.
Small Console Tables Under 90cm
Let’s start small for those of you who really have less of an entry space and more of a ‘spot inside the front door’. And I feel your pain, don’t worry. My apartment doesn’t even have a small spot, so console tables for me don’t even get a mention at home. I do get to use them in client projects though, which I’ll show you further down.
I have to start by highlighting the Knotten Standing Desk from IKEA above. This is a genius ‘think outside the box’ moment. It’s actually a desk, not a console table, which is why many of you probably haven’t found it on your online travels. This bad boy can act as the perfect small console as well as a charging station for your phone and other devices. It’s an all-in-one solution and I love it.
The other great thing about small console tables is that you don’t lose out on the storage front either. Just because it’s less than 90cm in width doesn’t mean you can’t get drawers included. For those of you who want to use the console table in your entry as more of a style statement, choose a slimline no-storage option instead.
Need a mirror to pair with one of these consoles? See 10 of our fave round mirrors here.
Our Top 6 Consoles Less than 90cm in Width
I love that there are so many different styles at play here with these small consoles. You have some coastal, a little luxe, sensible contemporary options and even a rustic find. The curved profile in three of the tables above is a really wise idea in a narrow entry or hallway too, because you won’t bump into the corners.
Also have a think about your needs for the entry table. Do you want a lower shelf to pop a bag on when you get in? Do you need somewhere to store mail? Is this more of a spot to hang a mirror where storage isn’t required? Small spaces are all about using the footprint wisely, so don’t clog it up unecessarily.
Small Console Tables Under 100cm
I know we’ve only gone from 90 to 100cm in width for this second lot of consoles, but trust me, when you’re working with a small space every millimetre counts. Interior design is like a mathematical equation when it comes to furniture placement. I wish someone would have told me that before I became a designer because Lord knows I hate math. But here we are.
While we’re focusing on console table width here, you also need to pay close attention to the depth of your table. If you’re wanting to place one in a narrow entry, for example, with a standard width of 80 to 100cm, you don’t want your console to jut out any more than 40cm from the wall.
In fact, if your entry/hall is only 80cm wide, I would advise against a console table altogether. The above option, the Boras Console Table from Temple & Webster, is ideal for narrow entries of around a metre wide because it’ll only juts out 35cm from the wall. The thin legs certainly helps to keep things feeling minimal too.
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Our Top 6 Consoles Less than 100cm in Width
I have to say, the small console table in position #1 above is my fave. The curved shape means you won’t bump into any corners, but it’s the materials that I find the most appealing. There’s a wonderful sense of detail at play. Terrazzo is also trending hard at the moment so it gets bonus points for that too.
You may also be surprised to know that small console #3 is the budget option at only $179. You really don’t need to drop a tonne of cash to pull off a stylish entryway. Sure, it’s the home’s first impression when you walk in the door, but I’d sooner go for a lower-priced console table and invest my cash in a stunning feature light instead.
Small Console Tables Under 120cm
We’ve come to the final batch of small console tables for your entry or hallway. And these ones don’t go beyond 120cm in width. If you can fit a console table in your entryway that’s bigger than this, you do in fact not own a small entryway!
Above is the Black Immy Console Table from Temple & Webster which is a fave of mine. Though I will say, be careful with your entry table styling. Obviously the team at T&W are styling to sell product, so there’s a lot on the shelves of this particular console. But in the real world I would pare it back a little. You don’t want the feeling of chaos and clutter to hit you the moment you walk in the door.
Don’t be afraid to have your small console table present a little drama in the profile though. That way, you won’t even need to style it up much. A curved leg or an interesting finish will do all the work for you. You’ll see what I mean in the mood board below.
Our Top 6 Consoles Less than 120cm in Width
As I was saying above, it’s nice to have your small console deliver a little drama. Who doesn’t love a flair for the dramatic? Tables like #2, #3 and #6 for example all have profiles that stray from the norm. Legs like this mean you don’t really need to clutter the top of the table very much, and the mirror you hang above it can be more subdued. Let the table be the star of the show.
For those of you on a budget, consider a faux material instead of the real thing. I know, many designers will kill me for saying that, but I live in the real world where budgets can be tight. Number #5 above is a good example of this with its marble-look top.
Small Console Tables from Our Design Projects
I’ve had the challenge of working with small spaces a lot as an interior designer. In fact, often I find these zones the most rewarding to style because you’re delivering a real solution to a client. You’re not just plonking in something that looks good.
Above is the Norman Metal Frame Console from our Bentleigh project, and below is the Apolo Mirrored Console Table from our Camberwell project. They’re very different in style (one quite contemporary and one a bit luxe) but both worked wonders in small entries where space was tight.
To throw one more small console table your way to round off the 25, may I link you to the delicious Heston Marble Demilune Table from Cafe Lighting and Living? I just used it in our Monochrome Luxe Williamstown project and adore it; very study and very strong.
Drop me a comment below if you’ve found the perfect small console table for your entry so I can add it to the list. I’d love to hear from you!