Entryway Table - If a bench is too wide for your small space, try a narrow entryway table. These tables should sit flush to a wall and only be able to hold a few things, so you’ll have to choose your entryway table décor wisely. A small vase with flowers is usually a great piece to include on your entryway table. A small bowl or basket is not only decorative but can help you remember where you put your keys! If you can find it, a small lamp is also a nice feature to have, whether you have a light fixture in your entryway or not. A small, decorative table lamp can help add soft lighting as the sun goes down to make your home look cozy and welcoming.
Turn a bookcase into entryway storage lockers. - This option is ideal if you live with multiple people (and especially if some of those people are children). You can check out the full tutorial at Polka Dot Chair, but the concept is simple: Purchase a few slim IKEA bookcases, stand them alongside one another, adjust the height of the shelves according to your needs, and voilà! You have DIY lockers with room for coats, backpacks, shoes, sports equipment, and everything in between.