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13 Ideas for Organizing and Decorating Small Entryways

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Need some ideas for small entryways? Today I’m sharing some beautiful small entryways with wonderful ideas for storage and decor.

ideas for small entryways including organization and decor

Ideas for Small Entryways

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Let’s face it, we don’t all live in mansions with large entryways or mud rooms. In reality most of us have small entryways. And sometimes it takes some very creative thinking to carve out a stylish landing zone for your keys, mail, shoes, purse, etc.

small entry with table, lamp, and mirror

Our 1960’s home has a really small entryway and it’s been quite a challenge to make it functional while keeping it pretty. See more of our entry here and get some free fern printable art here: Small botanical themed entry 

How to keep your small entry clutter-free

When your belongings have a home, they’re much more likely to be put away. And while there are many items that could be useful in small entryways, the following items are always helpful for keeping them organized, tidy, and looking good:

Here are some of my favorite ideas for organized and stylish small entryways. There are a variety of ideas, including creating a landing space where there isn’t actually a dedicated entry.

I’ll bet you can find great ideas for your small entryway in these spaces. Let me know what your favorite idea is!

1. Small Entry with Organized Nook

small entry with arched door, bench, hooks, and mirror

You can a lot of style and storage in a small nook. This pretty little nook from Jennifer at designbydama is so very charming.

There are hooks for coats and bags, a bench to sit on and take off your shoes, a nice big mirror to check your hair, and an awesome shelf with drawers for keys, gloves, and other small items. And isn’t the arched door amazing?

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2. Small Entryway with pretty wallpaper, mirror, and stool

cozy small entry with mirror, bench, and wallpaper

This sweet entry from Saritha at thebluepaisleyhome brings a smile to my face. The wallpaper gives the space a cozy personality. 

Isn’t the bench adorable? Plus it’s perfect for sitting down and putting on or taking off shoes, or it could be used as a small table.

Those pretty flowers really warm up the space. And the tall wicker basket is ideal as an umbrella holder.

3. Small Entry with Cozy Rustic Charm

small rustic entry with hooks, chair, and old ladder

The rustic items in this little entry from Aliya at Open Doors Open Hearts have so much character and patina. The shabby chair and ladder look like fabulous flea market finds.

The rustic wall rack is just right for jackets, bags, and hats. She even has a metal letter box for incoming mail. It’s all so simple and pretty.

4. Simple and Sophisticated Bench and Art

small entry area with mirror and bench with pillows


Just because you don’t have an official entry doesn’t mean you can’t create something similar. The bench looks like a comfy spot to take off your shoes, and the little round mirror is just the right size to check your lip gloss on the way out the door. Love the white walls here? See my favorites from Benjamin Moore here: 20 Best Whites & Off Whites from Benjamin Moore

5. Small Entry with Bench with cubbies and wall hooks

small entry with bench and hooks

green with decor

Meg at green with decor created a mud room type area next to her kitchen door. It has everything needed to keep the clutter banished.

The cubbies with the boxes are great for shoes. And the wall hooks and mail organizer keep things neat and tidy.

6. Converting a closet to a mud room in a small entry

small entry with closet converted to mud room

bigger than the three of us

If you don’t have a lot of coats that need closet space, then consider converting an entry closet to a more attractive space. Ashley added a bench, hooks, small area rug, and some baskets to make this a super stylish place to hang your bags.

7. Small Entryway with Built-in Bench with upper cabinets

entry with cabinet, hooks, and bench

the lived in look

Here’s another functional and pretty entry zone. A simple bench, hooks, and a basket tray help keep everything in its place. And the upper cabinet is a great place to store gloves and hats.

8. Bench with baskets in cubbies in small entry

entry with bench and hooks

cypress and sienna

A bench with cubbies and baskets is a nice way to organize your small entry. The baskets can hold umbrellas, shoes, beach towels, or anything else you want to have out of sight. And the hooks can hold your jackets, bags, and hat.

9. Small entryway with table and mirror with hooks

small entry with mirror, hooks, and small table

Meadow Lake Road

This tiny table with drawers is just right for behind the door in this little entry. The basket, mirror with hooks, and wooden tray on the table would be more than adequate for dropping off your keys and mail at the end of the day.

10. Console Table with Stylish Decor in small entry

small entry with console table

bloom in the black

A long console table makes a beautiful statement in this entry. It would be a nice place to drop your mail, keys, and bags at the end of the day.

11. Small Entry with Simple Wall Hooks and Colorful Wall Art

small entry with hooks and colorful art

craftivity designs

A few hooks and a diy board and batten create a stunning landing zone in this house. And the artwork gives a pretty punch of color. Find great ideas for creating your own artwork for a fraction of the price here: 28 Affordable DIY Art Projects

12. Small Entryway with hooks and bench

small entry way with bench and hooks

making mazanita

This little area is just right for hats, keys, and jackets. Hooks, a basket, and small bench are all that’s needed to keep the area organized.

13. Small Entry with Table and Lamp

small entry with mirror, lamp, and fern prints on the wall

In our little entry, I have a small table with a drawer, a mirror to check my hair as I dash out the door, and a big basket. We also have a closet on the opposite wall that our coats and shoes are in, along with hats, umbrellas, and gloves.

small entry with free fern botanical prints

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Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Great ideas! We do have a minuscule entryway and all we have is a round table that doesn't work. I'll be looking for a rectangular table. Thank you for the ideas.

    1. Our entry is tiny as well and I have a small desk in there with some accessories. There are lots of great small pieces out there! Good luck. Let me know how it turns out! Thanks for dropping by. – Angie

  2. You mentioned your home was built in the '60's. My home was built in '64 so I especially identified with the atomic Sputnik lamp in your third picture. I never thought about hanging a shelf instead of using a table. A mirror would definitely open up the space. Thanks for the great pics.

    1. Thank you! If you're local, I do in-home consultations. Shoot me an email and we can talk!

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