Make smart use of a nearby closet - If you’re lucky enough to have an entryway closet in your, ahem, entryway, take advantage of it. Even the world’s smallest, most poorly designed entryway closet has room for growth — and plenty of coats. With a smart layout (and some major decluttering), you can easily maximize the space in your entryway closet to fit everything you need. Install spice racks to hold notebooks and mail. Use wall hooks to store bags, purses, and umbrellas. Store shoes in plastic drawers. And use baskets to store accessories like hats, gloves and scarves.
Find a unique vase or vessel that fits the space and make it a permanent fixture. Select a special piece, and then change the contents of the vase seasonally. Think branches with colorful leaves in the fall or cherry blossoms in the spring. The entry is the perfect spot for using carefully curated lighting. Be creative while searching for unusual wall sconces, a vintage chandelier, or that one-of-a-kind table lamp.