Skip to Content
Your Store & Login
Your Store  
Bassett Home Furnishings
21315 Windmill Parc Drive
Sterling, VA , 20166, US
Mon - Sat10AM - 8PMSun12PM - 6PM
Free Design Help

Meet with one of our local designers and get started on your next design project.

Book An Appointment

Entry Space Updates

Refreshing Entryway Furniture Ideas

Your entry hall furniture defines your home and creates the welcome for anyone who walks through your door. Every once in a while, taking a fresh look as your entry space furniture will help make sure it’s in step with the rest of your beautiful home. If your foyer could be a little more functional, or even if you just don’t love the style of your mudroom furniture, a few simple updates to your entry hall furniture may be the key to satisfaction.

Charlotte Smith Home

Entryway furniture has a few main roles to play in your home’s overall design.

  1. Create a pause as you welcome guests or say goodbye.
  2. Set the mood. You might say that every element of your entryway works together to set the tone of your home from the very first impression. Here is where your lighting really “shines,” and a stylish pendant can create an overall glow. Your rug and other accents, the style of the furniture, and artwork all send a message about style of your home. Beautifully framed art gives you a chance to express your style from the moment guests enter the door.
  3. Allow some storage. Bassett Furniture design consultant Luci Most suggests, “Pieces with drawers are great because they hide clutter.” Particularly in if your space is limited, an entry way storage cabinet can be a great place to tuck off season accessories, blankets, and more. A storage ottoman, accent chest, or entry way table with storage can provide the same function. It just depends on how you want to design the space.
  4. Provide people a seat to pull off (or put on) shoes. An accent chair, bench, or storage ottoman in the entry ensures that guests don’t have to do an awkward one-footed dance as they remove their boots. As Luci Most notes, “Young families like a bench with a shelf that can be used to house shoes and other items coming in and out of the house.”
  5. Position a mirror to check your appearance or fix your collar as you head out the door.
  6. Create a temporary place to set important items like keys and mail. According to Luci Most, “a foyer should have a piece of furniture where people can place items when coming into the home.” Here’s where an entry way console table or an entry way cabinet like any of the Bassett Furniture Soho Collection, set out of the way against a wall, can function as a convenient drop zone as well as a place for a lamp or decorative accent. Designed for narrow hallways and spaces, entry way console tables take up little space for the function they provide.


Does your home’s architecture leave your foyer undefined? In those cases, carve out your own entryway with a substantial furniture piece that defines the space. That could be something as simple as a stylish storage credenza setting off the space from the rest of the room, with a handy side chair for a quick pause. Bassett SohoOr, as Bassett Furniture design consultant Luci Most suggests for open spaces, “I like to place a round table with a beautiful vase or platter. Custom Dining options allow you to create a look for any design scheme. This technique separates the entry from the rest of the living space.”

If you just want to make some small changes to spice up a dated foyer, Lucy Most advises “Paint the space to spruce it up and change the vibe. Add a new rug and perhaps a mirror and new lighting.” If you want to make sure your foyer is living up to its full potential, evaluate the whole space to make sure it is performing all the functions above.

To make your entryway a welcome space you love to come home to, and bring it in to style with the rest of your home, visit a Bassett Furniture store.

Start Shopping
Share this article:

Join the Conversation


Sign up for email and we'll let you know when cool things are happening.


About New Arrivals & Special Offers

If you don't have Adobe® Reader® get it here: Get Adobe® Reader®

Copyright © 2003-2019 Bassett Furniture Industries. All Rights Reserved. Website Development by Beacon Technologies