Vintage Foyer / May 18, 2018 / Ellie Robin.
When it comes to shoes and boots, you may be stumped. They tend to take up the most room and if they have no place to go, they will certainly cause clutter that you don’t have room for. I love the idea of a small, off the ground shoe rack. You can do this yourself! See the tutorial from Fresh Crush on how you can make your own copper shoe rack.
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.
When it comes to choosing the perfect lighting for an entryway, start by considering the scale of the entryway along with any furniture, artwork or mirrors that you might want to highlight. Select fixtures that complement the architecture and design of your home while casting the right glow. You won’t find a strict set of rules that tell you exactly what type of fixture to use in every situation, but Pottery Barn has some entryway lighting ideas to get you thinking about your options.
Put hooks on the side of your console to hang bags - If you’re lacking space on your coat rack (or want to nix it altogether), install stylish hooks on the side of your console or entryway table. They’re perfect for hanging purses, briefcases, backpacks, and even reusable grocery bags. Create a space-saving mail organizer using magazine holders. Here’s the gist: Find a few sturdy magazine holders, screw them upside down on the bottom of a shelf or tabletop, and bam! You have instant folders to organize your mail.