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Hallway Tables Make an Elegant First Impression
The foyer or entryway is often the last part of your house you think about decorating, but it's the first part of your house a guest sees. This is the place to make a statement about your home and your hospitality. Hallway tables provide the perfect finishing touch that says you've thought your decor through all the way to the front door. There's a wide variety of options available for every decor theme, taste and budget. Choose a simple walnut table with slender legs for a touch of elegance. Or a bombe chest to show your exotic taste (and give you some extra storage drawers!).
Try a rustic table for more of a log cabin feel. For a more contemporary look, try glass, metal, or painted wood. One of the benefits of a hallway table is that it makes your foyer seem larger, as long as you don't get one that cramps the walkway. The very fact that there's room for the table fools the brain into thinking the foyer is bigger than it really is. When ordering online, measure the space to make sure the table will fit.
If you have trouble visualizing, pile some boxes or other objects into the space the table will occupy. Can you walk around it easily? Does either end jut past a doorway? Is it the wrong height for a chair rail or existing wall decor you can't move? Answering these questions will prevent you from choosing the wrong table. When looking online for a hallway table, remember to check for "sofa tables", "hallway chests" and "chests", too. Sofa tables are often indistinguishable from hallway tables, and it's just a matter of how the company has chosen to market the product. Chests look just as good as tables, and may work better for you in terms of the look you want and/or the extra storage space in the drawers.