Get clever with every inch of space. Rather than drywalling in the space beneath the stairs, exploit it. A bench for taking one’s shoe off Mr. Rogers’ style and hanging a coat is an ingenious use of space.
Keep it simple. In this relaxed entryway, clever hooks steal the show and play off the lantern, mirror and door hardware with aplomb. Shiplap siding adds a subtle nautical cottage touch.
Add a big mirror to fake some big space. This mirror visually doubles the entryway in size. A sleek console table keeps thing open underneath, a clear glass lamp lets the light and reflection through while a zebra covered ottoman adds some pizazz. For a funky modern console table, I recommend Blu Dot’s Strut version.
Use a long narrow table where space is tight. This weathered piece works well with organic pieces like live branches, oversized glass jugs, sponges and wood bowls.
Going more modern, use a cantilevered storage unit saves on floor space. The great thing about a unit like this is that you can integrate a charging station and keep all of your personal electronics in one space, along with your sunglasses, mail, wallet and other items you like to drop as soon as you walk in the door.
Use a closed console for even more storage. If you’re the type that requires shoe removal upon entry, a swanky mid-century modern style piece like this is a great spot to stash them. For something similar, I recommend you check out the goods from MASH Studios.