No space in your home gets as much foot traffic as your entryway.— so it deserves to be styled to the nines and organized equally as well, too. However, this is easier said than done. Sometimes, you're stuck in a rut trying to find plastic bins or fabric baskets that don't feel jarring in an already-decorated space, or you're overwhelmed by a sparse foyer that has methodical space but is feeling a little lackluster.
Whatever the scenario, you can get the "welcome home" of your dreams while still having space for shoes and keys. Below, you'll find 12 ideas for creating an entryway that retains style but doesn't sacrifice organizational know-how.
If your entryway is made up of a small corner—and not too much else—there are plenty of ways to work with what you have. A sleek acrylic table and mirror make the space appear more open than it is, and baskets add a note of coziness, plus extra storage.
Lean into Accents
Accents will allow any entryway to pop, no matter the size. Here, cane and light wood touches give the wall some dimension, but also provide storage. Even the coat hooks match the hue of the other objects.
Choose a color to accent for the entryway, and keep it consistent to achieve a cohesive area.
Carve Out Cubbies
Sometimes, an endless array of hooks and drawers just don't cut it. Take it a step further by constructing cubbies and making space for coats, bags, boots, and toys. This mudroom area makes organization stylish and an inherent part of the room rather than a last-minute thought.
Expand with a Mirror
Entryways can feel cramped rather quickly, but giving up storage space is risky business. To avoid both, open up the space with a mirror to magnify light and give the illusion of extra square footage. This, paired with a clean and simple cupboard, makes for the perfect foyer setup.
Infuse Your Home into Every Corner
It's easy for entryways to feel sparse and like a separate entity from your home, but this can be counteracted with warm touches, texture, and bursts of color.
This space does this perfectly with vases, a table runner, candles, and botanicals. When you go to decorate your own, view it as an extension of the rest of your rooms and style away.
Corral Your Clutter
Console, buffet, side table—no matter what you choose, selecting some sort of table with adjoined storage to hold your belongings and your décor is key to a tidy entryway. Cupboards and drawers can help hide your not-so-chic everyday items, like keys and reusable shopping bags, but can still help your space look sophisticated and put together.
Keep it Clutter Free
The key to keeping an entryway clutter-free is ensuring nothing gets left behind. If it's too tempting to drop your coat and shoes near a bench or console, relegate everything to a special closet or hidden storage to ensure a seamless, clean design, as seen here.
Stick to Your Style
Nothing is more frustrating than setting your sights on a style and not being able to source storage or organizational solutions that match. It's worth spending extra effort in finding items that fit stylistically—just take a peek at that bench and hat rack.
If you find it next to impossible, DIY is a brilliant place to turn.
Separate Your Space
The tiniest of entryways can still be beacons of exceptional design. Just take this kitchen-meets-entry for a perfect textbook example. Although it's a tight squeeze, the areas are clearly different and separated but meld together beautifully thanks to a visually stunning, organized layout.
Start the Cozy Vibes Early
Storage that doubles as décor is a must in an entryway. When you have nothing to tuck away, those baskets and shelves can be welcome spaces for slippers, blankets, or sweaters—all cozy things guests will ultimately appreciate borrowing when stopping over for a visit.
Don't Be Shy About Cabinets and Drawers
Foyers may seem like the one part of your home where things should be sleek, simple, and bare, but using typical storage units like cabinets and hutches is a major plus.
Not only does it look cozier, but you won't have to spend time stashing your items elsewhere when your entryway actually has space for it.
Make it a Mudroom
Whether it's your front door entryway or a traditional mudroom, adding the extra components to make this area feel more prepped for whatever the day throws at it is never a bad idea. Focusing on making your entryway a major storage hub means you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing there will be a space for everything.