No matter if you have a teeny-tiny entryway or a spacious foyer, here's how to keep it tidy.

By Katie Holdefehr
July 06, 2020
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Whether your entryway is just a small wall next to your front door or a huge 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—but because it's the first thing you (and your guests) see when they step inside, you want it to look good. To tackle the clutter, start by investing 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 entryway storage ideas you choose, it will make a great first impression.

Urban Outfitters

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

To buy: $149, urbanoutfitters.com

Container Store

Barely have a foot to spare in your dorm room or cramped apartment? This last-look mirror comes with hooks for keys and face masks, plus a small shelf behind for hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes. 

To buy: $20, containerstore.com

Christopher Testani

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

To buy: $599, homedepot.com

West Elm

If your sense of style skews more urban or industrial, opt for this organizer that fits your aesthetic. Not only does it provide a perch to take off your shoes, but the shelf below lets you store baskets full of hats and gloves. 

To buy: $499, westelm.com.

Anthropologie

Is your "entryway" just a tiny wall beside your front door? Then this wall-hanging 3-foot-wide organizer checks all the boxes. It has a mirror, comes with hooks for holding keys and scarves, and includes a shelf for that hand sanitizer you need to slather on when you get home. 

To buy: $428, anthropologie.com

CB2

Even if you have a large, open-layout foyer, it can be difficult to figure out how to work storage seamlessly into the design. That's where this stylish bench comes in. No one will ever guess that a jumble of shoes, board games, or spare blankets hides behind the sliding doors. The leather cushion and brass hardware help keep up appearances. 

To buy: $999, CB2.com

Pottery Barn

One element every functional entryway should have: 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 of the outdoor essentials. 

To buy: $379, potterybarn.com

Etsy

Here's a savvy entryway storage idea that works for any size space: a classic wooden peg rail. You can 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 $28, henryelle.etsy.com

Room&Board

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

To buy: $1,699, roomandboard.com

Container Store

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: $119, containerstore.com