Styling The Hall Table

A well crafted hall table can be a chic first impression in the entry, a brilliant focal point in the hallway or a stylish excuse for storage, yeah I am talking to you New Yorkers. In my small apartment, I have a bar hall table, an incognito dresser hall table and a pseudo desk, so you know the hall table is important!

Here are some tips to remember while you style the hall table:

  • Consider The Function: A hall table is the perfect place for discrete storage, here are some good examples:
    • Mail station: Use a drawer (or two) to hide away bills, invitations and coupons you want to save. Consider a cute catch all to bring in color and introduce pattern. You can write letters and pay bills here too, get a cool pencil cup so your mail is conveniently attended to as you hurry out the door. 
    • Arrival area: If you’re like me, you walk in the door and there is a great chance that within a minute flat your clothes are discarded on the floor as you transition to pajamas or sweatpants. Encourage this behavior by building a nice space to discard your belongings. Accommodate travel items too with a cool umbrella stand, coat rack or hooks and a bin for shoes. 
    • Straightup Bar: Store your glassware and serveware inside a cool cabinet and top it off with a bar tray to display your decanters and barware, obviously your favorite bottles as well. 
    • Odds and ends storage: Hey apartment dwellers, you know how we have to find storage places in plain sight! The hall table is your stylish excuse. Use baskets or chic storage bins to hide your storage and display your jewelry. Show your favorite baubles in these shadow boxes from West Elm or get a splurgy jewerly stand to hang your necklaces and give you some a piece with some height. This trinket box, this tiered jewelry stand and these shell boxes from Urban Outfitters are cute too. 
  • Stick to Odd Numbers: Stick to the Rule of Three (five, seven and nine works too, if necessary) when arranging the accessories you select to display. Three is the lowest number required for your mind to dintingush a pattern meaning odd numbers are more thought provoking, memorable and visually appealing to the eye. Interior designers, photographers and writers stick to this rule religiously. 
  • Select Pieces Wisely: Secure some well-chosen pieces for the console table top. Lamps, candles, trays, plants (especially in incredible terrariums or planters), vases, display boxes and coffee table books all have justified spots on the hall table, over a cool rug of course. 

These homes have nailed the hall table:

Entrance
Photo by Amy Kartheiser Design – Browse transitional entryway ideas

text

San Mateo Modern
Photo by Laura Martin Bovard – Browse modern dining room photos

text

Entrance Hallway Art
Photo by AttikoArt – Look for contemporary entryway pictures

text

Projects
Photo by Consort Design – Look for home design design inspiration

text

East Crest Lane
Photo by Hunter Interior Design – Look for eclectic dining room design inspiration

text

Laguna Vista
Photo by Brown Design Group – Search transitional living room design ideas

text

Medfield Colonial
Photo by Jamie Keskin Design – Look for eclectic entryway pictures

text

Oak Creek
Photo by Duet Design Group – Look for contemporary hallway pictures

text

S Residence
Photo by Colourcube Interiors – Search contemporary entryway pictures

text

Mt. Tam Contemporary
Photo by BK Interior Design – Browse contemporary entryway ideas

text

Mapleton New Build
Photo by House of Jade Interiors – Look for transitional home design design inspiration

text

Dining Room
Photo by Amy Kartheiser Design – Discover transitional dining room design ideas

text

Isle of Palms, SC
Photo by Signature Design Studio – Look for beach style entryway pictures

text

Seneca {Preston Hollow}
Photo by TATUM BROWN CUSTOM HOMES – Look for contemporary hallway pictures

text

Connecticut Weekend Residence
Photo by Bennett Leifer Interiors LLC – More transitional entryway ideas

text

Intercontinental Residence
Photo by Terrat Elms Interior Design – Discover transitional hallway design ideas

text

Projects
Photo by Mafalda Cruz | KOKET – Browse contemporary entryway photos

text

Keenes Pointe
Photo by Steven Robertson – Browse contemporary living room ideas

text

Crockett
Photo by Rachel Horn Interiors – Look for home design design inspiration

text

Ascot Residence
Photo by Highgate House – Look for traditional hallway pictures

text

Princess Margaret Grand Prize 2014
Photo by Aristea Rizakos – Search contemporary dining room design ideas

text

Wilding
Photo by Thompson Custom Homes – Search transitional home design pictures

text

Forest Hill Home
Photo by Laura Stein Interiors – Browse transitional entryway ideas

text

My Houzz: Pretty Meets Practical in a 1920s Walk-Up
By Cynthia Lynn Photography Chicago – See more Home Design Photos

text

Until our next adventure,

Jenn

Connect

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *