Small Entry? Great Ideas!

Most of us who have smaller homes deal with a small entry…or worse, no entry at all. It is possible to carve out a bit of space to set your entryway apart from the rest of your home, and to give you a spot to organize the families coming and going. Keys, homework, jackets… they all add up to our day to day. So check out these great entry decorating ideas for your small space. Love these creative solutions!

‘And Then There Was Home’ has this great idea for creating storage space in a small entry… two coat hooks that have a small ledge for decor items… genius! Second photo shows how the entry opens right into their living room, and she has created a separate feel to the entry.

Small entry ideas

Small entry ideas


A decorative shelf in the entry provides a place to put keys and display some personality to visitors.

Small entry ideas

Our next photo is a great small entry done by Home Remedies RX… What a nice project!

Small entry ideas


Remove an entry closet’s doors and install simple shelves and coat hooks. Simple and great decor!

Small entry ideas


Got kids? Place a storage bench on its side for easy access for the kids, add a coat hook and pad the “top” of the bench. From Apartment Therapy.

Small entry ideas


This one from ‘Young House Love’ is pretty self explanatory, and pretty cool…

Small entry ideas


Another closet entry makeover by Apartment Therapy!

Small entry ideas


Creative and practical ideas for the small home entry… So get started getting your home in order, these projects are not that difficult, in fact you may be wondering “why didn’t I think of that?” You have the idea now, so make it a great weekend project!

Image Credits: Home Remedies RX, And Then There Was Home, BHG, Canadian House and Home, Apartment Therapy, Young House Love


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  1. Louise
    August 25, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I’m trying to figure out a narrow entryway with a closet and 5 people (3 kids) with frequent guests (some are kids) in a place that has hot summers and lots of snow in the winter. I have narrow shoe racks that work right up until we hit winter. And then the gear and slushy winter boots come and this area becomes a disaster zone. I have to take my boots off at the door and I cringe every time because I don’t know what I’m about to step into even with the winter mats and rugs spread out. I wish we could do the locker style in the closet, but there just isn’t enough space to set up more than 4 people. What we could really use is a mud room, but that isn’t going to happen.

    Imagine hats, gloves, snowpants, coats, scarves, school bags, lunch bags, from my 3 kids plus their friends all arriving at the same time. Gahhhh!

    It seems like small entries designed for winter and more than 4 people in mind are sorely lacking. My search for solutions continues.

  2. Alicia
    January 28, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    This is a life saver. With such a small entry way, random coats, keys, and even shoes end up floating around our small house. This post has given me an idea to control the clutter. Thanks a bunch 🙂

  3. Gail
    January 25, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    Enjoyed checking out your website\pins. Your Hallway (Entry) Ideas are good, but my hall way (along with many more in the UK) are way way smaller. I’ll keep looking for inspiration.

  4. Dawn
    December 20, 2013 / 5:15 pm

    Thank you for this. I live in Minnesota and in my tiny house we do not have a single closet. I have a 5 year old. I am desperate for storage ideas. This really helped. 🙂

    • Kathy Woodard
      January 2, 2014 / 10:16 pm

      Good to hear!

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