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How To Make Your Entryway Cozy ~and Functional

Your entryway is your home’s first impression. It doesn’t matter the size or shape as long as your entry sets the tone for the remainder of your house. If your entryway feels cluttered and chaotic, that is bound to lead into other areas of your home. The organization in your entry area does not have to cost its weight in gold, you can simply add storage items to help ease your “drop-zone” dilemma.

Let’s be honest, your entryway will not always be perfect, especially if you have children and pets. However, by having designated areas for your outdoor gear, backpacks, shoes, and bags you can make it easier to tackle your entry mayhem.

Adding storage that doubles as aesthetic accents, such as a refurbished dresser can help you keep items stashed away while adding a dose of charm to your area.

See below for some of our favorite entryways here at E&I.


Photo by DigsDigs

This entryway is adorable in all the right ways. The tile-diamond flooring mixed with the country green paint color on the cabinetry is perfect. The cabinetry offers a ton of storage which is needed in any catch-all area. The adorable rustic bench is a great addition to this area and offers you a quiet place to sit upon coming or going. We love the straw bag and wicker basket for storage.


Photo via Pinterest

This light and airy entryway is so sweet yet, it is quite small. However, you can still achieve organization and function in a small entry. What we love most about this area is that it is so achievable by adding a simple (DIY) bench and some hooks along the wall for hanging coats and jackets. Storage below the bench for shoes and a basket for blankets, outdoor items, and umbrellas are an ideal way to hide the necessities of an entry area.


Photo by The Inspired Room

This chunky and rustic side table offers a lot of storage -the side doors offer a place for hats, gloves, and other outdoor items and the drawers are a great place for keys, wallets, and purses. This is also a great spot to place in-and-out going mail until you are able to sort through it.

SHOP SIDEBOARDS



Photo by Go To Home Repair

This is a fun entryway! Check out the modern minimalistic vibe with a retro rug and bright white paint. The chalkboard is a great way to leave a message and the “shelf hands” are a quaint way to store the chalk, keys, or wallet -you can even hang your purse from a finger.


Photo by Apartment Therapy

This feature wall is a great way to add some interest to an otherwise “boring” area. The slim closet to the right offers storage while the DIY rustic, modern bench offers a place to sit to change shoes.


Photo via Pinterest

We love the use of refurbished furniture items placed in areas that seem “out of place”. This dresser is a great way to add much-needed storage to this area. The drawers are a great place to stash outdoor gear, mail, keys, and purses. The bottom drawer is plentiful enough to store outdoor blankets for quick and easy use.


Photo by The Inspired Room

If you have an abundant entryway such as this, a table in the center is a great feature. This entry is welcoming yet functional -we love the umbrella basket and the sideboard for keys and purses as you enter. Of course, the red lantern chandelier is the showstopper of this area.


Photo by @splendorinthesouth on Instagram

We love everything about this quaint, vintage entry area. The painted floors in a check diagonal pattern are old-fashioned and rustic while the use of average, everyday items like the side table for storage and two chairs for seating are such an environmentally friendly idea (no need to buy extra items). Again, adore the umbrella stash and the use of baskets for storage.


Photo by Apartment Therapy

This modern and minimalistic entryway feels so welcoming with its varying blue tone found in the area rug, textiles, and artwork. The hefty wood bench is the focal point in this are and offers a great place to sit and take off shoes while offering much-needed storage below.


Photo by Home Jelly

Just check out this awesome use of color with these storage accessories to help you declutter and keep your entry area tidy. The simple white storage unit on its own is clean and modern but when paired with the bright colorful area rug, orange bench cushion, and chartreuse storage bins, this area takes on a life of its own.

SHOP THIS LOOK



Photo via Pinterest

We love the boho meets glam vibe of this area with the herringbone wood floor, glass chandelier, a round bench that doe double duty as shoe storage, and plenty of shelf storage. Note the croquet kit and the adorable wall chandelier.


Photo via Pinterest

This entryway is sleek and modern but the wood elements keep this area from feeling cold. The natural wood bench and the modern black coat rack offer plenty of storage. The area rug brings the natural tones of this entry area together.


You can’t go wrong with adding a mirror to your entry space -think about how many times you require a quick mirror check. A mirror can be a practical and beautiful addition to your entry area. Adding a lamp, some greenery, and a basket or bowl for keys, wallets, and other small catchall items is a great way to keep items contained.



Featured Photo by Alesia Kazantceva on Unsplash



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