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7 Small Entryway Ideas and the Genius Pieces You Need to Create One

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Your entry, no matter how big or small, is the first thing you and your guests see when they walk into your home. It's a huge opportunity to show your personality and character. Don't treat it like it's a throwaway area. Discover 7 ways to make a great first impression, even if all you have is a blank wall by the door.

1.Mount wall hooks

Having a hook for your guests' outerwear and yours will make them feel as if you've actually designed the space with their arrival in mind. Just take the time to find the stud before mounting them; you don't want these falling off the wall when you hang up the bags!

2.Pull up a small chair or bench

Even a wee bench, pressed up against the wall by the door, will suffice. As would a single chair—the idea is just to carve out a spot for your guests to take off their shoes when they enter or plop down their purses.

3.Paint the door a bold color

Whether bright and bold or subtle and subdued, the color of your door is a statement in itself. And an important one—it’s about more than just curb appeal. After all, it’s the first thing guests see before you even open the door.

4.Add a small console table

If you have a wedge of floor space, consider placing a petite console table or chest in the entry. Find one that has storage, or utilize the area underneath to stash shoes, bags, and all those other things you tend to trip over on your way out the door.

5.Bring in extra storage

If you find the floor near your front door is messy, reclaim the space with storage specifically suited to holding those items.

6.Hang a mirror

A mirror by the front door is not just for checking your outfit on your way out the door. It can also help make the space feel bigger and brighter, which is especially helpful if your entrance is far from natural light.

7.Bring in plants

Add some life to your entry with plants. Choose a colorful planter or plant stand to make more of an impact, either to sit on the floor or be hung up on the wall.

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