11 Ways IKEA Can Rescue Your Cluttered Entryway

published Aug 19, 2016
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A round brown handbag is placed on top of a shoe rack, while two  handbags are hung on the wall making it a statement decor
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No matter if you have a non-existent entryway or a spacious foyer, this is one of those spots where clutter seems to pile up before anyone notices. Lucky for us, we can always count on IKEA as an endless source of inspiration for team clutter control. Add one of these hacks or upgrades to your entryway and you’ll gain some extra storage space that also makes a great first impression.

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When in doubt, wall mount. In this entryway, a basic BESTA offers both closed storage, and an open surface for keeping mail and small items like keys. Since it doesn’t rest on the floor, there’s also room underneath for things like shoes. It looks beautiful untouched in this this minimalist entryway, but you can add a wood or marble top—or embellish doors—to make it look more custom.

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Hang handled baskets in the entryway to store sports gear or umbrellas where you can easily grab them as you head out the door. The seagrass FLADIS basket would work well here, and the stylists at Livet Hemma labeled the ones above with painted cardboard tags.

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Stools are designed for standing or sitting, but, in this entryway they also make great low-profile shoe storage. Gone is the messy pile of shoes you find yourself tripping on every time you come home. The slim IKEA BEKVAM stool also has multiple levels, which takes advantage of vertical space.

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Pair an IKEA classic, like this KALLAX unit, with vintage accessories to make it more unique. The old wood crates in this entryway setup (which fit shockingly well in those cubbies) add some character and texture to the otherwise all-white space.

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Marble contact paper elevates the minimalist VITTSJO table way above it’s $40 price tag. Learn how easy this upgrade is over on Syl and Sam.

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This classy hack of the HEMNES cabinet calls for something you probably already have lying around the house: an old leather (or faux leather, like the one above!) belt. See how to make the luxurious-looking drawer pulls at House Tweaking.

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Take the FINTORP hook and rail system out of the kitchen and into the entryway, as shown on Livet Hemma, above.

Want more ideas for how to use this hard-working hanging storage? Get inspired by our roundup of 15 ways to use the FINTORP all around the house.

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Another way to work the HEMNES into your entryway, Jen from iHeart Organizing painted her cabinet gray and added vintage-style ring drawer pulls.

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What do you get when you combine some AKURUM cabinets, APPLAD doors, and a big strip of wood? A 14-foot-long floating credenza—and an impressive amount of storage space. Read how the one above was constructed on The Brick House.

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An inexpensive stained wood top and pretty brass drawer pulls make this long set of BESTA cabinets look incredibly classy. This one from Made by Girl stretches 12 feet long, but if you have a small space, you can get the same look using fewer cabinets.

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In a home with a very small entryway, a couple of mounted TRONES shoe cabinets serve as a space for stashing mail or mittens. IKEA’s versions have a little bit of a ledge, but pair it with a floating shelf for extra storage.

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