The open-air bathroom in my room was only one of the many ingenious space-saving tricks in Amsterdam's Lloyd Hotel. There was another solution for a common small space issue, and it was right out in the open in the hotel's dining room. Kim's roundup of solutions for The No Entry Entryway pointed out how often renters encounter the problem of not having a true entryway (and proposed some creative solutions). This idea can go on that well-curated list.
A spare framework of light wood forms a small welcoming point around the restaurant's front door. Fitted with a "buiit-in" window frame and bench, it's a small stop that prevents you from "falling" directly into the space. You could import the idea into your home and create a simple light framework to place around your front door to create a small "foyer". Fit it out with hooks or a coat rack, a small rug, even a table. And, when it's time to move, just knock it down and take it with you to your next place.
(Images: Abigail Stone)