Shop by room: Entryway
The entryway is an often-overlooked part of a home, but it may have the most potential for utility and design. This first-impression space works best when it looks polished and provides a comfortable place for guests and household residents to take off their coats or set down backpacks and purses after a long day. With the right assortment of furniture and accessories, your entryway can even help keep your house neater and cleaner by keeping clutter to a minimum and preventing muddy shoes from getting too far past the door. Shop the Entryway category to convert this underutilized room into a useful place to get organized.
Furniture items are essential for organizing large quantities of outerwear and accessories in an entryway. Most of the items in these furniture categories are suitable for households with multiple residents or with a single resident who prefers to keep shoes and other accessories next to the door. This may vary by the specific furniture type, though, so it’s a good idea to take the time to think about each one before making your decision.Hall trees: Offering multi-part storage solutions for hallways and foyers, bench shelves and hall trees are efficient options for small entryways. Apartments and small, older homes in particular may benefit from the inclusion of one of these furniture pieces, which tend to be compact but generously proportioned to accommodate several different types of accessories and pieces of outerwear. Most hall trees and bench shelves have hooks of some sort that are suitable for hanging coats and bags. Some also have shelving or cubbies for additional accessories, while others include a bench for seating that may lift up to reveal additional storage in a trunk space below the lid. These entryway furniture pieces come in different colors, styles and materials to suit the ideal design look you want to portray for visitors when they first walk through your door.Benches and chairs: Entryway seating is a nice touch in a no-shoes home. It’s nice to provide guests and family members with a comfy chair to sit in as they untie their shoes or switch muddy boots for slippers. Benches may be a better idea than chairs in small entryways. Though not as inviting and comfortable, the smaller profile of an entryway bench makes the space feel less crowded. Benches often have the added bonus of offering extra storage cubbies or shelves for shoes, bags and other essentials. This entryway furniture category often works best when paired with other furniture or several different accessories to complete the space.Console tables: Console tables pull double duty in supporting decorative displays and providing useful storage for small items. Different console table designs in this subcategory allow for a good deal of customization of both your desired style and function. You may be able to find console tables that include several cubby spaces or drawers and cabinets suitable for stashing small items like hats and gloves or pet care supplies. The top of the console table can pull some decorative weight by supporting arrangements of items like lamps, vases or plants; decorative objects; or trinket dishes used for storing keys and other small essentials.Shoe cabinets: Families who keep their shoes near the door often end up with cluttered piles of footwear that don’t have a proper home. Shoe cabinets are a neat solution to this issue. Unlike shoe racks, which leave the shoes visible, shoe cabinets have doors that open to reveal neatly arranged compartments. When closed, the cabinet doors create a polished appearance that makes a great first impression.
Because the entryway is such a functional space, most of the decor in this category serves dual purposes. This means that you can click into a specific subcategory with an understanding of the function these items perform, which makes it possible to focus more on style than substance as you browse.Rugs and mats: Trap dirt, mud and other debris from outside before it sneaks onto your carpet and interior floors with some sturdy door mats and entryway rugs. These products are all-around versatile, providing extra benefits by protecting the floor in a high-traffic area and allowing for a definitive decor statement in a prominent part of the home.Racks and stands: Coat racks and umbrella stands may be the ideal small accessories to accompany a bench or console table in a small entryway. Though classified as decor in this product category, both of these items have a specific functional job to do.Mirrors: It’s nice to be able to get one last look at yourself before you head out into the wide world beyond your home. Entryway mirrors are helpful in this regard, and they can also be useful in making a small, dark room feel both bigger and brighter.