hallway table

The hallway is the first thing you see when you walk into your home, so it’s important that it make a good first impression. If your hallway table doesn’t live up to that benchmark, then it’s time to spruce it up. Here are some tips and tricks on how to style your hallway table so that it looks cohesive with the rest of your space.

Start With a Solid Foundation

Now that we’ve covered why it’s so important to have a hallway table, let’s talk about how to make one look great.

First things first: start with a solid foundation. Your table should be the right size for your space, sturdy and stable (so you don’t have to worry about it tipping over), and easy to clean (no one wants crumbs or spills all over their beautiful new piece of furniture). The surface should also be able to hold up under all that weighty stuff you’ll be putting on it–and if possible, avoid glass tops altogether because they can get pretty slippery when wet!

Keep the Shape Simple

When choosing a table, the shape should be simple. A curved top or base can look great in certain spaces, but it’s best to avoid curvy tables if you want something that will work well with any other aesthetic elements.

In general, you’ll also want to avoid tables that are too long or too short–if your hallway is narrow enough to make this an issue (and most are), opt for something between five and six feet in length. The same goes for width: keep things narrow enough so that people can walk through the area without bumping into each other and making too much noise!

If you’re looking for more specific advice on choosing a style of table for your space (and why not?), check out our guide on how to choose an entryway console table here!

hallway table

Choose the Right Size

The size of your hallway table should be as large or small as you want it to be. If your hallway is a long, narrow space with minimal wall space, then choosing a small table will help keep the room from feeling too crowded. However, if your hallway is wide and open with plenty of room for decorating, then an oversized piece will add visual interest without overwhelming the space.

In most cases, choosing a size that fits both the style of your home and its layout will work best. But there are always exceptions!

If you have an oddly shaped entryway or other oddities in terms of floor plan (like stairs), then using this as inspiration for creating unique furniture arrangements could pay off big time when it comes time for guests to arrive at their destination: You’ll have something interesting enough on display that they won’t notice how cramped things are until after they’ve arrived safely inside (and maybe even left).

Pick a Style You Love

The first step to creating a hallway table that you love is picking the right style. This can be a challenge, as there are so many different options out there! Don’t worry about trends or what other people think–if it’s not something that speaks to your heart, then it’s not worth investing in. Here are some styles to consider:

  • Mid-century modern
  • Traditional/cottage/shabby chic
  • Industrial/modern industrial


In the end, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to spend a fortune on your hallway table. Your budget is probably limited and there are so many options out there! You can find something that fits within your price range and still looks great in your home.