The best narrow console tables for entryways – our shopping editor's 9 picks for small spaces

Add decorative shelf space with these slim-fit console tables - here are 9 to buy now

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A console table is one of the best pieces of furniture for a small space. Slim-fitting, narrow, they prove themselves by slotting perfectly into smaller spaces, meaning they're great for smaller apartment homes or narrow rooms like entryways. 

They also provide an opportunity to be decorative where you don't have much space. Much like an extra shelf would, the narrow console table gives you a little room for those decorative pieces that help make your home feel more welcoming. If you're looking to break up an imposing wall that needs a little personality, the console table is great. 

If you're in the market for a console table, here are 9 that our shopping editor has spotted on some of her favorite home decor websites.

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How to decorate your entryway console table?

Entryways are perfect rooms for console tables because they are typically narrow and rectangular in shape. A console table gives you the place to store keys and all those items you need to hand before leaving the house. It also offers a space to be decorative, setting the tone of your interiors as you come into the home. 

'Entryways are the portals that set the stage for the entire home, but can also provide a bit of mystery,' say Brittney Hart and Justin Capuco of Husband.Wife, New York-based interior design firm. 'Without giving away too much, they serve as a sneak peek that invites visitors to explore further. 

'We like to use the entryway to introduce the palette of colors and materials that will unfold through the home, and complete it with a couple of statement pieces that make a bold impression and allow space to exist on its own, not solely as a transition,' the designers explains. 

'Playing with proportion is one way to create this sense. A minimal console table adorned with an XL colorful bouquet or sculptural wall art, accompanied by a thoughtfully placed mirror to reflect light and create a sense of spaciousness, instantly elevates the entryway into a refined and welcoming environment.'

Oonagh Turner
Livingetc content editor and design expert

Oonagh is a content editor at and an expert at spotting the interior trends that are making waves in the design world. Writing a mix of everything and everything from home tours to news, long-form features to design idea pieces on the website, as well as frequently featured in the monthly print magazine, she's the go-to for design advice in the home. Previously, she worked on a London property title, producing long-read interiors features, style pages and conducting interviews with a range of famous faces from the UK interiors scene, from Kit Kemp to Robert Kime. In doing so, she has developed a keen interest in London's historical architecture and the city's distinct tastemakers paving the way in the world of interiors.