Chart Your Course
An efficient entryway is tailored to the way you traverse it. If you’re crisscrossing the space multiple times on each pass, it’s time to reexamine the setup. Think of the order in which you shed gear (keys, bag, coat, shoes) and arrange accordingly.
Cover the Bases
Go for a jute or sea-grass carpet, which traps sand and dirt, hides stains, and stands up to heavy traffic (try the Jute Bouclé rug in Flax, $99, westelm.com). It shakes out in a jiffy, and it’s easy to vacuum.