Create a Beautifully Organized Entryway
Make your entryway the warm and welcoming space you always imagined with our handy tips to get (and stay) organized. After all, it’s the last place you see before you leave for the day and the first room you come home to so it’s no surprise that many entryways become a catchall for clutter. By using your space smartly and making time to stay organized, you’ll be able to create a beautiful entryway to enjoy for years to come.
Take advantage of every free inch of space in your entryway. Walls make an ideal spot to hang hooks, shelves letter bins and more. Using wall space makes it easier to dedicate a spot for each family member and still have space for guests to hang their coats. By designating spaces for specific uses, you’ll reduce the likelihood of finding your keys at the bottom of a pile of coats and bags.
Additionally, consider investing in modular entryway furniture that combines storage and seating. By choosing modular sets or creating your own modular configuration, you can customize the furniture’s arrangement to suit your space without losing storage.
Beautiful organization is only possible when you create an entryway that has a spot for everything. Shoe racks do a fine job of organizing shoes, but you may prefer the simpler, more streamlined look of storing shoes in drawers or cabinets. You don’t need to let your keys and mail lie all over your lovely console table either when you can place a decorative catchall or a small basket strategically on the top to hold all of your smaller items. Instead of using a simple bench, opt for one with a lower shelf or an open area large enough to place several baskets that you can use to corral shoes, scarves, gloves and other loose items.
Adding a rug might not seem crucial to creating an organized entryway, but it serves an important purpose. As a high-traffic area where the indoors and outdoors meet, a good entryway rug will stop dirt and mud from being tracked all over the rest of the house. Plus, a beautiful rug will pull the look of the space together.
Make time every day to declutter and make sure your things are exactly where they should be. You can turn it into a fun exercise for kids with a simple 90-second timer – first one to tidy up their stuff wins!