Whatever the size of your apartment, condo or house, there's one spot that is seen first by everyone (including yourself) that enters your home: the entryway. Different homes have different needs for this pivotal area, and Apartment Therapy has tried to provide information for everyone over the years.
We rounded up some of our favorite tips from great previous Apartment Therapy posts:
1) Decide what sort of entryway/landing strip personality you are, so you'll know what you'll need to incorporate in your entryway. Do you receive a lot of junk mail? Just need a place to store your rain boots? You can find a great list in the post Entryways for Any Apartment.
2) Think about everyone when considering what sort of entryway to implement; kids, pets and guests might use your entryway, too! You can find a few great ideas for kids in the post Landing Strip for Kids.
3) There are essentials that every entryway needs, regardless of your entryway personality. Always aim to have a door mat, some organizational tools and a nice smell.
4) Organizing doesn't have to mean huge furniture pieces: we've seen how small shelves, tiny wall-mounted drawers and wall hooks can do wonders. You can see this idea illustrated in the posts Landing Strip Wall Drawer and The Spring Cure Landing Strip Week 3.
5) What you do to your entryway doesn't have to be expensive or even necessarily new; we've covered lots of DIY ideas like this neat and functional entryway storage bench.
6) Though not essential, we've seen how light can create a warm atmosphere to return home to. Try finding a light that does two jobs, like in this light dish post.
7) Lastly, really think about whether you even need an entryway or landing strip. If you prize minimalism, you might be able to get away without one, as illustrated by the post Could an Iphone Case Replace Your Landing Strip?
What are your favorite entryway and landing strip ideas? Do you need one in your home?