Hooks and benches and baskets do the trick to clear clutter, but I thought this idea from Martha Stewart was pretty clever. I’d probably use it more for a mudroom or back entry, but you can store and hang things on metal mailboxes painted white for a modern yet retro look. Bonus: they’re magnetic so you can leave to-do notes too.
Designed right, an entryway can help you clear clutter (think coats, mail, and keys that have a tendency to walk away). Designed with a bit of creative DIY, an entryway can also help welcome guests with a great, big style hug.
As I started to think about and look around for entryway ideas, I found they run the gamut from palatial and strikingly beautiful to uber-kid-friendly but sacrificing adult style. Here, I stuck with simple, chic, and practical ideas that could work in any home. They use paint, photos, furniture, and even quirky hooks to clear the floor and create an inviting space that you're not embarrassed to come home to or show off. Maybe they'll inspire you to give yours an update, or if you've done something that worked, share and inspire others below. Now come on in...
- Country Living, February 2012
- Southern Living via MyHomeIdeas
- Holly Mathis Interiors
- Tiffany Ruda
- Martha Stewart Living
Plus, Martha's Chalkboard Paint Tip