Shoes-off entrance. Drop zone. Miniature mudroom. Whatever you want to call it, this is definitely one practical spot in any small home. So great having a place to leave your outerwear by the door—from shoes and boots, to coats and hats, to dripping umbrellas—so you spare your floors and carpets from soil and grime. Not to mention maintaining your sanity looking for these items each time you hurry out the door! *This post contains affiliate links.
As usual, we had a blast finding inspiration for this entryway solution, plus practical furniture pieces to create your own. So come on in. Your entryway awaits!
Ideas for Your Own Small-Home Entryway Solution
Creative use of limited space is the key. So with these finds as inspiration, you may just discover the perfect spot in your small home for a shoes-off entrance.
Have a little corner just by the door? Cleverly fit in a small storage bench, floating shelves, hooks and a wall-mounted wire basket (1). Or work in an appealing alcove holding a cushioned bench, open shelves, shoe basket cubbyholes, and hooks on a weathered wooden wall (4).
If you prefer not to go built-in, a charming option is a small table, hooks and baskets (3) that you can relocate easily as needed. While if you have a staircase, take advantage of the spare space. Put in recessed openings with hooks and a storage bench with baskets (2).
Credits: 1 – Modern Jane Design / 2 – via Pinterest / 3 – This Old House (photo by Brianne Williams) / 4 – New York Times
Our Picks for Entryway Benches, Organizers and Storage Racks
Make it easy on yourselves. Invest in one of these readymade furniture pieces, in sizes and styles for a small living space. Then add on your choice of open shelves, baskets, hooks, cushions and pillows to complete your drop zone.
Sources (*affiliate links):
1 – Dove Gray Hall Bench – From Magnolia Home Collection by Joanna Gaines, via Pier1 Imports
2 – Prepac Space-Saving Entryway 3-piece Organizer in Espresso – Ships from and sold by Cymax, via Amazon
3 – Branson Lake Wood Storage Entryway Bench – by Langley Street™, via Wayfair
4 – Antique White Storage Bench with Baskets – From Holtom Collection, via Pier1 Imports
5 – Middleton Wood Storage Entryway Bench – by August Grove, via Wayfair
6 – Brookwood Wooden Storage Bench – by Epoch Design, via Wayfair
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