Get a Clutter-Free Entryway
Organizing Ideas for Your Entryway
Your entryway is everyone’s first stop once they come through the front door, so give them an immediate place to pause and stash all those belongings. Hats, gloves, coats, sports equipment, backpacks, purses … you name it, it can land right here. Don’t be surprised if this also becomes the first place to look for items that go missing, too! Just because it’s your entryway doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have its own personality. Make it inviting by reducing clutter and increasing its functionality and charm all in one smart decorating move by adding these finishing touches.
- A stylish sideboard with generously sized baskets can be the perfect home for mittens, earmuffs, dog leashes, and other gear.
- A small storage basket makes the perfect landing spot for incoming mail. Be sure to limit the size of your mail basket, so you’ll sort through the stack sooner.
- A rustic wooden bowl or metal tray can serve as the perfect headquarters for your keys, gloves, sunglasses, and other items that you need right before you dash out the door.
- If you don’t have a coat closet, consider a hall tree with plenty of perches for coats, hats and scarves. Hooks and pegs can help corral all those purses, bags and plenty more. Shelves at the bottom can give shoes and boots their own place as well.
- Shoes can be a big factor in creating entryway clutter. A storage bench is a perfect “welcome home.” You can have a seat while taking off your shoes and then you have a place to store them.
- A patterned large indoor/outdoor rug will create a warm welcoming look that will endure the wear and tear of this high-traffic area, while still being stylish.
- Designate a cleanup day when everyone can take inventory of all those front door items and put them away in their right places.