Create a Spacious Entrance Hall with These Storage Ideas

All you need are a couple of simple, practical ideas to transform your entrance hall into a spacious area. Take a look at these ideas and say goodbye to mess! 
Create a Spacious Entrance Hall with These Storage Ideas

Last update: 09 March, 2021

Walking into a warm, welcoming, and spacious entrance hall after a long day can really help to lift your mood. A roomy, organized space will give you somewhere to store your coats, bags, and keys, all in one place.

In this post, you’ll find a couple of tips on how to design your entrance hall to make your life both easier and more organized. Say goodbye to hanging your coat on the back of your chairs, frantically searching for your purse before you leave the house, or tripping over shoes in your hallway.

How to create a spacious entrance hall

A shoe rack in an entrance hall.

There are a couple of important things you need to consider when designing your entrance hall: your personal needs and lifestyle, the space you have available, and your preferred decorative style. With the perfect entrance hall, you’ll soon be leaving the house every morning with a smile on your face.

Think about every member of your family

While the size of your space will have a big impact on its design, the needs of your family also play an important role. Everyone should have their own space, whether it’s a drawer, a hanger, or a basket. The key is to ensure everyone has somewhere to store their shoes, coats, scarves, or backpack.

This will help you keep your home organized, and especially if you have children. If you can, try to keep their belongings where they can easily reach them. And of course, don’t forget to leave a space to hang leashes if you have pets.

Create space in your entrance hall with a bench

Placing a bench in your entrance hall is a great idea. Not only will it provide somewhere comfortable to sit and put your shoes on and take them off (and stop people traipsing shoes through your home), but it’ll also give you useful storage space. Two birds, one stone!

Benches come in lots of different materials, shapes, and colors. Even if you don’t have a lot of space, you could still install a strong board or plank of wood, under which you can store your shoes in boxes.

Say goodbye to forgetfulness

We all know that it’s very easy and common to forget something important, like your keys when you’re in a hurry to leave the house.

If this often happens to you, why not create a specific space in your entrance hall where you keep your keys, and perhaps also store your mail. If you like DIY, you could create something yourself out of wood. However, you could also purchase something ready-made, such as these wall shelves available from Wayfair.

A spacious entrance hall.

Creating a spacious entrance hall out of a small space

Hooks can be extremely useful if you don’t have a lot of space in your entrance hall. You can use hooks to hang not only coats but also backpacks and scarves.

If you don’t have room for a closet or a coat rack, then there are several different types of hook you could get, depending on what style you want to create in your hall. Here are some examples from the IKEA website, which might be just what you need!

From a simple closet to a charming space

If you have a built-in closet in your entranceway, but it takes up a lot of space and prevents you from creating a bigger entrance hall, then it might be a good idea to remove its doors. 

This is a great way of making your entranceway seem lighter, and you could also install a bench in your closet to provide somewhere to put your shoes on. Also, you could paint the inside of your closet the same color as the wall, and even install a coat rack or hooks to make great use of the space.

Accessories also matter

As mentioned, a great way to keep your space organized is to use coat racks, baskets, boxes, or any other form of storage that helps you keep your things in order. Rattan, wicker, or jute are all stylish materials you can use in these accessories, which will also make your space feel warm and welcoming.

For the winter months, don’t forget to also include an umbrella stand or an extra-large basket where you can keep your scarves and gloves too.

Using some of these ideas, you’ll be able to create an entrance hall that’s both spacious and stylish. This space’s decoration is obviously very important, so make sure you add a couple of personal touches, objects that mean something to you, or colors or scents that you love.

Your entrance hall is the first room you step into when you arrive home, so it should feel like a welcoming space. If it also helps to keep your things organized, then even better!