Inspiring & Efficient Family Entryways

Most of us would like to be greeted by a clean, stylish and organized entryway when we come home at the end of the day. It's not always an easy goal to achieve, especially with kids, pets and other loved ones around (unfortunately, people often come with stuff). But it's not impossible, either— read on for inspiration and tips on creating an efficient entryway for your family.

  1. The built-in dream: a space for everything, with room to spare. This adorable space, from Better Homes and Gardens, even has space for the family pet. 
  2. For those with less room, this storage unit, from Better Homes and Gardens, can be DIY'd from an old bookcase. 
  3. Also a DIY, this bench-and-chalkboard combo is multipurpose and can be made from these instructions. From House & Home.   
  4. This simple and chic hallway landing strip includes shoe storage perfect for a narrow space. From STYLIZIMO.
  5. If it weren't for the toy you'd never know this home had children around, but the three large containers underneath the console can hide a multitude of shoes, umbrellas, etc. From Decor8
  6. This space, from Ikea Family Live, may not look as neat as some of the others, but it's a great to see a small space serving as a practical landing strip. Each family member gets one hook and one overhead cubby. 
  7. The landing strip in this home, spotted at House & Home, is directly in the living room, so has to look tidy. The coat rack doubles as a sculptural focal point, and the deep drawers in the console can hide away everyday items. 
  8. This entryway from Martha Stewart has everything out in the open, but thanks to a consistent color scheme and country vibe, it works. 
  9. Even if you don't have a lot of room to play with, a single line of vintage-style hooks can add a lot of storage to a hallway. From DoYouFancyThis.
  10. The shelves in this hallway, made from bamboo steaming baskets, just made me smile. From Country Living

(Images: As linked above.) 

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