Not everyone is blessed with a dedicated space by their front door for keys, coats and shoes. If trekking all the way through your house to the laundry room is too much of a hassle for you, we say make your own entryway using affordable IKEA products.
The secret to an organized home is never believing you have enough storage. Here, two storage benches serve an even greater purpose with the addition coat and bag hooks and a ledge shelf up top for adorable art.
What you'll need: IKEA Stuva storage benches ($80, ), coat hooks ($18 for 10, )
The trick here: Take a few of the shelves out of these narrow storage pieces to create space for your kiddos to hang their backpack and coats on hooks, while tucking their shoes underneath.
What you'll need: IKEA BILLY bookcases ($50, ), hooks ($12 for 10, )
Instead of trying to fit four different table legs into your tiny entry, use this table that takes up half of the space — but has plenty of room for the important things like your keys and mail.
What you'll need: IKEA LACK wall shelf ($15, ), IKEA ADILS legs ($4, )
We all just want a convenient place to sit down and tie our shoes. Use one of IKEA's bookshelves as the base of your bench so you also gain storage cubbies.
What you'll need: IKEA KALLAX shelf unit ($45, ), bench cushion ($77, )
Forget the giant coat rack that always topples over. This horizontal option takes up zero floor space, but offers the same amount of storage. Oh, and did we mention the basket is the perfect spot to drop your keys so you never lose them?
), IKEA FINTORP hooks ($3, ), IKEA FINTORP bucket ($17, )
Three magazine organizers attach to the bottom of a floating shelf to provide spots for every person in the family to have a personalized nook for important papers.
), floating wood shelf ($48, )
The bright colors of these dot wall hangers are super playful — so your entryway is functional but also fun. We have a hunch your kids will seriously love 'em.
What you'll need: IKEA LOSJÖN hangers ($8 for five, )
IKEA's uber popular Hemnes line features a classic style, allowing each individual piece to come together beautifully in an entryway. Here, a bookcase, TV unit and wall bridging shelf sync up to create a custom built-in unit.
What you'll need: IKEA HEMNES TV unit ($229, ), IKEA HEMNES wall bridging unit ($119, ), IKEA HEMNES bookcase ($129, )
This skinny shelf offers enough space for nine (!) hooks so you'll never find anyone's jacket on the floor. Plus, the ledge on top provides a nook for keys, mail or even art.
What you'll need: IKEA MOSSLANDA picture ledge ($7, ), coat rack ($23, )
Wall-mounted boxes offer storage that's covered up (open shelving is just too much pressure) but are still narrow enough to not block off the walkway.
What you'll need: IKEA BESTA wall-mounted cabinet ($240, )
The space that usually holds your coriander is big enough for a few essentials (like sunglasses) while the new addition of five hooks holds keys.
), hooks ($18 for 10, )
This clever upcycle magically creates entry storage where there once was none. Tucked into a corner, it offers spots for hanging coats and purses, while a box (hacked out of shelving) hides clutter.