Beyond the Coat Rack: Freestanding Entryway Storage

Beyond the Coat Rack: Freestanding Entryway Storage

Sarah Coffey
Mar 2, 2009

As apartment dwellers with a significant lack of closet space, we're always on the lookout for practical freestanding storage solutions beyond the basic coat rack. This entryway from Easy Living Magazine is full of good ideas that wouldn't be difficult to recreate at home...

  • We love the handmade birch storage cubes designed by Harri Koskinen, but at over $200 each they're out of our budget. Less expensive options include Tiny Living's $99 walnut storage cube, the $30 - $30 Molger line from IKEA, or the Container Store's bamboo lattice storage stool for $89.
  • A skinny wardrobe is perfect for hanging jackets and hiding umbrellas. We like Room & Board's Sherwood Armoire and West Elm's armoires. Another, more industrial, alternative is to use a slim locker for coat storage.
  • The cases above the wardrobe are an attractive way to hide seasonal items like gloves and scarves. For a similar look, use stacks of vintage luggage or paper suitcases.
  • In this room, coat hooks are artfully arranged on a wall papered in a bold, graphic Suzy Hoodless print. The wallpaper upstages the coats and brings some playfulness to a very utilitarian space.
  • Wall-hung key cabinets are an easy, inexpensive way to keep keys organized. Other options include wall-mounted entryway organizers or a simple dish repurposed as a key catch.
  • For a complete source list of all the items in this photo, click here.

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