Do you want to revamp your entryway but don’t know where to begin? The entryway is one of the most important features of a house as it’s the first thing people see, so why not spruce up your entryway with these simple ways to greatly enhance your entryway including inspiring examples!

An entryway is a hall that is generally located at the front entrance of a house. An entryway often has a coat closet, and usually has linoleum or tile flooring rather than carpet, making it an easy-to-clean transition space between the outdoor and indoor areas. Many houses do not have an entryway; in these the front door leads to a foyer, or directly into the living room or some other room in the house.

Many suburban American houses have a mud room, a casual, generally secondary entryway intended as an area to remove and store footwear, outerwear, and wet clothing before entering the main house. As well as providing storage space, a mud room serves to increase the cleanliness of a house proper.

1. Choose furniture that can pull double (or quadruple) duty.

Mirror, hooks, drawer, AND a table?! Win.

2. Instantly beautify your storage with woven baskets.

Baskets, recycled crates, and repurposed buckets are an easy and cheap way to add some character to your storage.

3. Prioritize what goes near the door.

If you’ve got a closet, maybe you don’t need hooks and can add surfaces to keep track of mail, keys, notes, whatever!

4. Hang multiple mirrors for a dramatic effect.

An abstract way to check your style before you head out the door.

5. If that’s too overwhelming, try a tiny mirror on a hook.

If that's too overwhelming, try a tiny mirror on a hook.
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The cute and subtle way to inspect your flawless face.

6. Have a bench to take off shoes or rest after your long journey home.

7. It’s all about hooks, baby.

With hooks, anything can happen.

8. Find a runner rug to guide guests into your home.

9. Or paint one!

Or paint one!
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Go big with patterns or keep it minimal with solids or color-blocking.

10. Make an impression with a boldly-colored accent piece.

11. Paint only the bottom half of the entryway.

Paint only the bottom half of the entryway.
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Visually striking and way easier than a whole wall.

12. Tell a story with creative photo vignettes.

13. Or display what you’re passionate about.

Instantly personalize your entryway with stuff you already own and love!

14. Keep a trash bin nearby to keep clutter at the door.

Keep a trash bin nearby to keep clutter at the door.
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Get rid of junk mail and loose paper before it even comes in.

15. Make sure it’s well-lit!

And don’t be afraid to get creative with your lighting.

16. Your entryway is your landing strip: Customize it for efficient lift-offs and smooth landings.

If you’ve got a pet, keep everything you need for walking nearby. If you’re in a cool climate, make plenty of room for coats!

17. Set up a charging station.

Set up a charging station.
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Check out this handy guide to getting it done.

18. Artfully hang the tools you use most.

Artfully hang the tools you use most.
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Never rummage through the drawers or basement again!

19. Turn a cake stand into a tray for keys and change.

Turn a cake stand into a tray for keys and change.
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20. These adorable wall pockets will help keep everything in its place.

Get ‘em here.

21. Make your bike rack double as art.

Make your bike rack double as art.
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Like this badass bull horn bike rack.

22. Keep a clock around so you’re never late.

23. Incorporate a chalkboard for fun messages and reminders.

Paint a whole wall or a buy a small one to hang.

24. If you haven’t got much space for storage, focus on character.

Turn whatever space you’ve got into a welcoming entryway with a few choice pieces that reflect who you are.

25. Pick a color to help set your entryway apart.

Especially if you don’t structurally have one, designate your entryway with a particular paint color or pattern.

26. Or use a fixture like a leafy plant or room divider to set it apart.

Bonus points for something like this to pull double duty!

27. Upcycle a wooden box into a space-saving side table.

Upcycle a wooden box into a space-saving side table.
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Follow an easy how-to guide here.

28. Hang a floor plan so guests will never get lost.

“You are here.”

29. For a fresh smell first thing through the door, try displaying your favorite flowers.

But plug-in air fresheners and potpourri work just as well!

30. Have a tray handy for wet shoes.

31. Adapt to the seasons.

Get festive for holidays, make room for winter coats, and keep sunscreen by the door in the summer!

32. Borrow from your kitchen storage solutions.

Borrow from your kitchen storage solutions.
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This entryway is made possible by an IKEA kitchen storage system.

33. If you’re easily bored, keep other decor options handy.

Keep alternate pictures or decorations on hand to mix it up!

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