10 Small Entryways to Copy
Happy Monday! I know, I was gone for a whole week. I lost some steam but I reworked my systems and planned the future and now I'm back! Today's blog post is one I've been meaning to write for a while, but it's something I really like. Today is all about entryways! I'm sure you're like.... really? Entryways? That's exciting? But... yes! it is! To me, at least. A good entryway can make life so much better. It's the place where you enter your home - a mudroom, a foyer, a hall or straight into the living room. It's always different. But it's also always important to have a little space to put your stuff so you aren't running around, already 10 minutes late, swearing about your keys. It's also a key way to keep everything from piling on the kitchen counter, as keys and bags and mail always will.
I wanted to post a picture of MY entry way, but the dealio is I'm spring cleaning, and my hallway is the last thing I clean (I stomp through it to clean all the rooms, so it makes sense). And my entry is in the hall. So... no showing my cleaning supply and donation box strewn entryway.
But, in my opinion, entryways need to have 3 things - a place for keys/little things, a place for shoes/bags, a flat surface. Also you should have a mirror if there isn't one nearby. I have a hand-me-down bench, a basket underneath the bench, a little shelf thingy right next to the door & light switch, and a coat closet. Super simple.
Today I'm sharing a roundup of 10 entryways for smaller homes - apartments and houses. They all are both functional and beautiful! Hope you enjoy :)
OK so this one isn't really on the small side (but can totally work in a smaller space) but THE COLORS. OK So I love the colorful door, the slim table to put mail/bag/keys, and the bench. I would include a simple shoe shelf/rack right next to the door (or a simple basket) to minimize dirt.
via Design Sponge
This super simple entryway is also super cute. It has a mirror, a shelf, and the brackets double as hooks for bags and hats. It doesn't have anything for shoes but it does act as a designated 'parking spot' for them, and it's right next to the door so shoes are still taken off right away.
I love this little entryway because it has everything - a bench/flat surface, designated shoe space, a basket for any extra things or bags, and even a tension rod to hang jackets and umbrellas. This is a wonderful solution if you don't have a coat closet near the door (or at all).
via Design Sponge
Another goodie from Design Sponge (isn't Design Sponge just the best). This one also has a plant! I need a plant in my entry. But a fake one. Because even next to a window my live ones die. Simple hooks above a bench hold hats, bags, coats and sweaters. a little basket beneath the bench holds shoes. Sweet & Simple.
via Rue Mag
This entryway is super glam - using a sideboard gives you some storage if you're lacking. This entry has space for little things and small bags, hooks for jackets. Add a tray or basket for shoes and you're set.
Another lovely entryway that has all the frequently used goods easy to access. Shoe rack, high shelf, hooks, mirror, table, bench - it's got it all.
via Lemon Thistle
This entryway is super creative - the home is a split level, meaning to go anywhere your either go up or down. And it has a small entryway. To combat this, they built in drawers (closed storage, super smart with kids). They also added a little shoe rack (since it's closed, it wouldn't be smart to put wet/damp shoes in the drawers) and a tiny shelf and mirror.
I like this entryway because it has a lot of storage for a small space. The cupboard (maybe Ikea besta?) gives some nice closed storage for shoes and bags and whatever.
via Design Sponge
If you need some easy, closed shoe storage you can look to Ikea for a few shoe storage solutions. These are nice and slim for halls. This one from Design Sponge is well styled. (PS what's with the theme of baskets holding blankets/pillows right by the door? Why would I need those there?)
From the always wonderful House*Tweaking. I love this shelf/hook combo plus that target bench is just full of regrets WHY DIDN'T I PICK ONE UP ugh it's so pretty. But that plus a nice little basket under the bench (a wire one would look great) and bam. Complete entryway in a compact area.
So that's it! I hope you're feeling inspired to create an entryway for your home to cut down on dirt tracked in and clutter strewn about.
What do you have for an entryway? Comment below!