Hang a shelf above your coat rack for extra storage - This entryway storage tip sounds obvious, but it’s worth repeating: A single shelf (above a coat rack or on its own) does wonders for an entryway. Use the self to store mail, sunglasses, purses, or baskets full of winter gear. Turn a closet into a storage nook - The House of Smiths breaks down this minor renovation process in full. The basic idea is this: With some resourcefulness and patience, you can transform a small, dingy closet that doesn’t meet your needs into a cool, functional storage nook. Did we mention this little nook has coat hooks, mail organizers, wooden shoe crates, and a comfy seat? What more could you want?
Display plants on DIY floating shelves - We’re all for practicality, but why not add some happiness-inducing greenery to spruce up your entryway? We even put together this list of the best houseplants and planters to make doing so as easy as possible. You can also install a couple floating shelves (here are 15 breathtaking shelves you don’t have to DIY) above your console table or coat rack to display potted plants or vases of flowers.