How to Style an Entryway

Turn your home's entryway into a functional and welcoming space

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The entryway of your home announces your personal style while also serving a functional purpose. The entry area can be a landing area for mail or shopping bags, or a holding space for jackets, shoes, keys and other items you will need to take along when you leave.
 

Breaking up a tiny entry space with a console table placed just off the doorway can provide a resting spot for a few items.

 
When there’s no foyer to buffer that first step into the house, the living room or kitchen often become a drop-off point for bags, coats, mail and other items. Breaking up a tiny entry space with a console table placed just off the doorway can provide a resting spot for those items. 

Choose a small table that blends with the decor of the room, and consider one that also has room under the tabletop or a small bottom shelf to provide additional storage space.

Wall hooks make for easy grab-and-go storage.

 
Wall hooks make for easy grab-and-go storage. With a variety of designs and configurations available, from single hooks to racks in multiple finishes and lengths, wall hooks are also highly adaptable to any entry space. 

Adding a bench underneath storage hooks provides a surface to sit and remove shoes or a flat spot to place boxes or shopping bags. A storage bench with space inside a hinged top or even large built-in drawers is ideal if you have sports or hobby accessories that you need to be quickly accessible.

Using shelf space in entryway is a great way to combine decor with practicality.

 
Using shelf space in your entryway is a great way to combine decor with practicality. Mount a shelf to the wall behind the door and lay out daily essentials in plain sight to avoid forgetting anything in your rush to get out the door on a busy morning. 

A shallow shelf will avoid nicking the door if it opens toward the wall. The floor space beneath the shelf can be organized with baskets and a stylish coatrack can provide vertical storage.