Vintage Foyer / June 18, 2018 / Mathilde Fine.
Use a storage bench to hold bags and shoes - If you have room for a bench in your entryway (you know, to sit on while tying your shoes, resting after a long day, or pondering hygge), make it a storage bench. You can stash shoes, baskets full of cozy gloves and hats, blankets, or even your collection of dog toys inside of the storage bench.
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.
Considering the fact that an entryway offers the first glimpse inside a home, it’s a seriously overlooked and undervalued area. Sure, your entryway might be small, sparse, dark, or narrow, but hey — it’s got major style and storage potential. After all, what do you get when you remove the piles of shoes and coats behind your front door? Glorious, wide open space. Or maybe just space — space perfect for storing and organizing everything you drop off or pick up on your way in and out of your home. Here are 15 amazing multi-purpose entryway storage hacks, solutions, and ideas that will keep your home’s first and last impression on-point.
Turn your hall closet into a giant coat rack - If the single tension rod in your hall closet doesn’t cut it when it comes to storing your collection of jackets and coats, get rid of it. Take advantage of that precious vertical wall space by installing as many hooks as you want. You’ll be able to store at least twice as many coats and bags as before, and you won’t have to rely on mismatched hangers to do it. And in case you’re wondering, here’s how to easily organize everything in your closet.