Your entryway sets the tone for the rest of your home. It’s also a highly-trafficked area where family members drop their bags and kick off their shoes, so it can easily become chaotic and cluttered. Foyers and mudrooms are the spaces that guests see when they first walk in your door; to make a good impression, it’s important to have enough hooks to hang bags and coats, along with a designated area to drop keys and mail. Read ahead for some inspiration on beautiful foyers and mudrooms.
#1 The Nonexistent Foyer
If your foyer is nonexistent and you need a place to hang your belongings when you walk in the door, a few simple hooks are all you need. If you don't have a lot of wall space to work with, think vertically or install hooks behind a door.
#2 Create A Cubby
Carve out some space for your things by creating a cubby to store your coats and bags. You can DIY a hall tree by installing a few overhead shelves with hooks below.
#3 Minimal Mode
A sleek and simple hook or two is all the minimalist needs in their entryway. Select a beautiful piece of hardware that can stand alone as a work of art when a coat isn’t draped over it.
#4 Get Colorful
Use storage as a way to add pops of color to your entryway. Shelving, hooks, and bins in a variety of hues will spark joy and set the tone for a fun, vibrant home. Oranges, yellows, and reds radiate warmth, while blues, greens, and purples are soothing.
#5 Go Big In The Mudroom
For large mudrooms, embrace the square-footage by creating a built-in bench. Use wall space above to install hooks and shelves. Painting the niche can further highlight the seating area, delineating it from the rest of the space.
#6 Double Duty
For the mudroom that doubles as a utility room, adding extra shelving can help keep the dual-functioning space feel organized. Shelving above the washer and dryer can corral cleaning supplies, while hooks and shelves near the doorway can be used for collecting bags and jackets.
#7 Decorate With Intention
Foyers are utilitarian spaces that see a lot of action. Be sure to decorate with intention. Don’t overly adorn the area with tchotchkes and decor. A simple piece of art, plant, beautiful bench and coat rack is all you need to make a statement.