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A proper entryway, with well-organized spots for keys, mail, shoes, and outerwear is a boon to any home. But even if your place lacks a well-sized formal greeting spot, you can still carve out a transition area that will provide some simple storage along with an aesthetically pleasing (and maybe even colorfully painted) entry point. 

Below, some small-space entryway ideas we love to get you started.

Apart from the gorgeous sage green paint and botanical wallpaper, this entryway pops with animal brass hooks. They add to its whimsical feel while offering storage for jackets, hats, and  bags.

Between the unique vintage bench and hanging baskets, we can’t get enough of this entryway. It offers a much-needed opportunity for putting on your shoes and hanging your jackets and accessories.

Work with what you’ve got

If you truly have no entryway at all, then work with what you’ve got. You can DIY an awesome geometric-print door like this one to make a statement. And then you can make the space more welcoming with leafy green plants housed in beautiful pots.

When in doubt, wall mount. In this entryway, a basic IKEA Besta unit offers both closed storage and an open surface for keeping mail and small items like keys. Since it doesn’t rest on the floor, there’s also room underneath for things like shoes. It looks beautiful untouched in this minimalist entryway, but you can also add a wood or marble top — or swap out the doors — to make it look more custom.

This entryway looks so put together thanks to pegs for hanging accessories and a beautiful leather bench. The addition of a rug ups the cozy factor bigtime. 

Even if you aren’t working with a lot of space, having a proper place to put your mail is crucial to organizing both your life and entryway. An acrylic tray table provides enough room for a letter tray or two. Now you’ll be sure to remember your electric bill and maybe even your sunglasses.

The simple dowel-style coat hook is taken to the next level in this Paris apartment designed by Kalb Lempereur. The combination of big and small hooks doubles as décor while housing your accessories. What an affordable solution.