Tip #1: Re-use existing furniture, like an old desk. With a few hours and a little paint, this piece will feel brand new.
Tip #2: Place a large mirror or group a collection of smaller mirrors over the desk. This will help expand the space and allow a typically narrow entry way to feel larger.
Tip #3: Place a storage ottoman under the desk. This doubles as a little place to sit and a place to put scarves, hats, blankets, etc.
Tip #4: Use letter boxes to organize papers, like mail and catalogs, to organize any clutter on the entry way table. We also like the idea of a small tray or hook that is designated for keys so you'll know where to drop them off and where to pick them up.
Tip #5: Place a large vase or container nearby for umbrellas. We love the example Home Magazine features - the Two's Company Owl Umbrella Stand, $99
[Images and tips via Home Magazine September '08]
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