Whether you have a small entryway or a spacious foyer, here's how to keep it tidy.
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It doesn't seem to matter if your entryway is a small wall next to your front door or a large room with high ceilings—most households have a tough time keeping this space neat. It's easy for the entryway to become a drop-zone for everything you and your family bring home, from paperwork to library books. Because it's the first thing people see when they step inside, you want it to look good.

To tackle the clutter, invest in one of the clever entryway storage ideas below. In a small apartment, a storage shelf can help. In a mudroom, opt for a hall tree. No matter which of these ideas you choose, it will make a great first impression.

slim entryway coat rack with bench and shelves, holding coat, purse, and shoes
Credit: Urban Outfitters

The Small-Space Hall Tree

Want maximum storage but only have a 2-foot entryway wall? This 26-inch-wide organizer is the solution for narrow entryway storage. It's a coat rack, has a bench, and even offers shelves for shoes.

To buy: $169, urbanoutfitters.com

small entryway mirror with hooks holding keys and a hat, and a tiny shelf holding small plant and books
Credit: Container Store

Best for Dorms & First Apartments

Barely have a foot to spare in your dorm room or cramped apartment? This last-look mirror comes with hooks for keys, plus a small shelf behind for essentials.

To buy: $32, containerstore.com

large entryway organizer with bench, shoe shelves, drawers, coat hooks, and a mirror
Credit: Christopher Testani

An Elegant Entryway Organizer

In the 2019 Real Simple Home, this sophisticated hall tree tidied up every coat, scarf, and pair of shoes—and it's been one of our favorite entryway pieces ever since. 

To buy: $879, homedepot.com

entryway storage bench with striped decorative pillow plus three cubbies holding wicker baskets
Credit: Pottery Barn

Create a Landing Spot

One element every functional entryway should have is a spot to sit down and take off your shoes (and coat and scarf). This entryway bench provides the perfect landing, while the cubbies below hold all the outdoor essentials. 

To buy: $500, potterybarn.com

wooden peg rail holding scarves, purses, and other items
Credit: Etsy

A Customizable Peg Rail

Here's a savvy entryway idea that works for any size space: a classic wooden peg rail. Order a customized peg rail to fit your foyer, or attach multiple pieces end-to-end to stretch across the entire wall.

To buy: From $26, henryelle.etsy.com

floating wooden cabinet with two drawers under a circle mirror on a white wall, wooden floor with a cow-print rug
Credit: Room&Board

Floating Storage Cabinet

If you want to add invaluable storage but also want a minimalist entryway that feels open and airy, opt for a floating cabinet. Hovering above the ground, this sleek storage solution works its design magic. 

To buy: $2,199, roomandboard.com

small wooden bench with hidden shoe storage
Credit: Container Store

A Truly Tiny Perch

Think you don't have space for an entryway bench? Guess again. This cushioned option is just 20 inches wide. And did we mention it contains plenty of hidden shoe storage?

To buy: $150, containerstore.com.

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