We are currently living in a 1500 square foot apartment while we search for our forever home in Nashville. Luckily, and because we have an attached garage, our entryway is a bit larger for an apartment. This area comes with a lot of pain points since it is the main area of traffic coming and going. We are wanting to infuse style into this area of our temporary home while also tending to those pain points. As I have gone through planning for this project, I have pulled together a small space entryway mood board and ideas. Doing this step prior to a project always helps me to stay focused on the end goal, keep the style and design tight, while also staying on budget.
The end goal is to create and style an entryway that not only functions well for our family, but that is cozy, and inviting.
Originally, we were going to make this console table a DIY project. However, while the Bearded Gent is handling other projects for me I would like to make this entryway happen now instead of waiting. Currently tired of looking at all of those shoes all over the floor!
Knowing that I need decorative storage to tuck shoes away, I know the console table will need to be longer in size. This will allow me to add baskets underneath that can be pushed in after shoes are put on or taken off. I also don’t want it to be light in color. In a high-traffic area such as this, I know I will regret doing anything that will show marks from shoes, bags, and anything else being tossed around. Here’s a handful of favorite finds I found:
Above the budget I have set for this project, but I love this look. Straight lines, added storage with those drawers, and the dark color would be wonderful in a high traffic area.
Orion Console Table from Wayfair – small space friendly!
The finish on this one is gorgeous and the drawers are wonderful for added storage. An easy drop for keys, wallets, etc. While I don’t think this is large enough for what I am wanting to do, I love that it is small-space friendly. The price point is also great too!
I have been in love with this table from West Elm for some time now. I love that it adds that bit of rustic touch with the wood texture and color, but has cleaner lines. Again, a bit above budget, but I would love to see this one in our future home. Or a recreated version of it that we build!
This is a great piece. I love how long it is and the finish is just a bit weathered which is great. However, I feel like I want a more sturdy look to the legs for the table we go with.
Before purchasing brand new, I love looking for a used piece or one that I can upcycle. I’m keeping my eye out for the next week or so, but wanted to make sure and share my top finds and the ones I will be looking at if I can’t find a used piece!
We know we are going to need decorative baskets for tucking shoes away and keeping messes hidden. And I would love something that can double as decor, but also catch things like keys, pocket change, and wallets. Lastly, with no natural light in this small space entryway, I know that I will need to infuse lamp lighting. This will help me to make it inviting and cozy instead of stark and…. not so cozy.
Here are a few findings I have gathered up and will be shopping depending on the table I end up with: