Our house has two entry points, and I've had to organize and style each one in a different manner. Our front entry sets the stage for our historic home's unique traditional meets modern style. Dresser drawers conceal coats, hats and gloves, a vintage tin is a stylish place to stash our mail, keys, and sunglasses, a large mirror lets me check my look before heading out, and a shoe tray can be tucked out of sight beneath the dresser. Our back door entry is also used daily. Closets conceal winter coats, hooks and pegs bring order to hats, and other essentials. a built in bench adds storage and a seat. Shoe cubbies keeps the floor tidy. Whether coming inside from the front door or the back door, both entry points are neat, attractive and practical spaces.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Entryway:
Go vertical: add shelves, hooks and racks for organizing items. Go colorful: blank walls make for boring entries. Add a shot of color in paint and accessories to brighten things up. Go strategic: store kids' things at heights where they can reach them, and group like things together in labeled bins so clutter stays neatly organized.