Entryways, mudrooms, and landing strips are often sought-after spaces to have in an apartment home. But, like any room, they have to be organized in some way, shape, or form. Why? Well, these catch-all spaces are the first rooms you see when you walk through the front door of one of the most intimate spaces in your life. Many think of this space as transitional, as it’s literally where you leave all your baggage at the end of a long – sometimes, challenging – day.
Unfortunately, this part of your home has a distinct propensity to become very cluttered and overwhelming. Though it's not always easy, it really is possible to keep this space stylish and organized all year long. First, you’ll need to be aware of 4 organizational items to help your journey to a more beautiful and breathable entryway in your apartment home.
When it comes to getting organized in any space, wall hooks are vital. This is especially important in entryways, which are usually populated by small objects such as keys, coats, hats, umbrellas, and so forth. There are many sizes, shapes, and styles of hooks out there for you to choose from, and each will help you get – and keep – clutter off of the floor and maintain a more organized look to your space.
Proper seating is a tried-and-true staple of any good entryway. In your space, the right bench is key to creating an entryway that’s comfortable and inviting, in addition to being organized. Wooden benches are often used in entryways and mudrooms because they’re easy to clean, and you don’t have to worry about the hassle of wet upholstery. Plus, they are very durable and even come with additional storage.
Cubbies are another popular option for keeping your space tidy. These little cubes can come in a myriad of colors and sizes — and the configurations are endless. The best part about cubbies is that if you have a small room, simply stacking a few together will suffice, and the look can be tailored to your space. They're also pretty inexpensive, so you can afford to get creative on a tight budget.
If you have the wall space for it, think about integrating a mirror into your entryway or mudroom. It’s always good to have that final look before you walk out the door to catch any last-minute snafus. Mirrors also have the same effect as a window in they can quickly add dimension to any space by breaking up wall space in an aesthetically pleasing way.
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