- 25 DIY Coat Racks That Will Brighten Up Your Entryway
- 1. Safari Animal Coat Rack
- 2. Upcycled Scrap Wood Chevron Coat Rack
- 3. Cute DIY Animal Hooks
- 4. Simple DIY Letter Coat Rack
- 5. Upcycled Headboard Message Center Coat Rack
- 6. Industrial Insulator Coat Rack
- 7. Repurposed Drawer Knob Coat Rack
- 8. Vintage Framed Yardstick Coat Rack
- 9. Easy DIY Coat Tree
- 10. DIY Upcycled Twig And Stick Coat Rack
- 11. Easy DIY Zig Zag Coat Rack
- 12. DIY Modern Cityscape Coat Rack
- 13. DIY Marbled Accordion Coat Rack
- 14. Rustic Barn Wood Coat Rack Shelf
- 15. Aluminum Sheeting Coat Rack
- 16. DIY Copper Coat Rack
- 17. Taxidermy Coat Rack
- 18. Quick And Simple DIY Driftwood Coat Rack
- 19. Upcycled Old Key And Lock Coat Rack
- 20. Simple One Board Coat Rack
- 21. Recycled Tool Coat Rack
- 22. Quick And Easy Teepee Coat Stand
- 23. DIY Vintage Wooden Shoe Stretcher Coat Rack
- 24. Cheap And Easy Wooden Peg Coat Rack
- 25. DIY Wrapping Paper Coat Rack
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25 DIY Coat Racks That Will Brighten Up Your Entryway
Do you have a coat rack near your front door? I didn’t for the longest time and somehow my families jackets, backpacks and other the house necessities would always end up bundled in a corner or worse, lost and nowhere to be found.
Since those days, I have insisted that a coat rack be close to the door to hold not only jackets and backpacks but other essentials umbrellas.
I always want to know that I know where these things are so that we can get the door quickly – I mean, there are so many other things that hold us up in the mornings. I don’t want lost jackets to cause an additional problem.
So, I started thinking that maybe you could use a bit of coat rack magic yourself and I found these 25 amazing DIY coat racks that will definitely brighten up your entryway.
Some of these are also great for back doors in kitchens or mud rooms and for kids’ rooms to help them keep their own jackets and things organized and put away. I do love a good DIY project and these are some of the best.
They’re really easy and many of them can be made with materials that you probably already have on hand. Some of them are upcycles and speaking of upcycling, be sure to take a look at these 25 gorgeous projects to upcycle old teacups.
Even if you already have a coat tree by your front door, these coat racks are going to give you additional organization right there where it all happens…as soon as you walk into the door.
There are some really adorable ones for kids, made from safari animals and other fun things, and some gorgeous ones that you will definitely want to hang right near the front door where you can show them off.
Plus, there are different styles so you will find the perfect DIY coat rack whether you prefer the industrial look, modern furnishings or you really a rustic farmhouse look. And, be sure to check out these 60 DIY barn door projects that will also add some rustic farmhouse flair to your home.
1. Safari Animal Coat Rack
This coat rack is made with plastic safari animals and it is perfect for a kids’ bedroom or your mudroom. I found this one on Etsy and it is made from repurposed plastic animals and a slab of wood. It is really adorable and so easy to make, unless you just prefer to buy. In that case, you can get this one for around $35.
2. Upcycled Scrap Wood Chevron Coat Rack
Not only does this coat rack have a great chevron pattern, but you make it with upcycled scraps of wood. It has a great rustic look to it and it is perfect for adding to your DIY farmhouse décor and furniture. It’s pretty easy to build, too and won’t take you longer than a couple of hours to finish.
3. Cute DIY Animal Hooks
Here is another adorable animal themed coat track that is perfect for a little one’s bedroom. They can use this to keep backpacks and jackets neatly put away and it is really easy to make. You just use animal templates to paint on your animal pictures and then the hooks double as tails – how adorable is that? You just need a one by six board and some paint to make this one.
4. Simple DIY Letter Coat Rack
You use wire to construct the lettering that you want on this coat rack and then attach it to a heavy wire base. This is great for kids’ rooms or you could do something along the lines of “Welcome” to hang in your entry or foyer. You could also use a wooden base instead of wire to give it more of a rustic country look if you prefer.
5. Upcycled Headboard Message Center Coat Rack
Turn an old headboard into a gorgeous coat rack that also doubles as a message center for your family. I love chalkboard paint projects and this may be one of my favorites.
You use chalkboard paint to create the message center and then add pegs for hanging coats, umbrellas, backpacks and other items.
How cool is this? And, it is super easy to make and since you make it from an old headboard, it’s also really cheap to make.
6. Industrial Insulator Coat Rack
This coat rack made from insulators is great for the front or back porch or you could even hang it inside if you wanted to. It’s pretty easy to make.
You use glass insulators and pegs to create the coat rack and then attach it all to a piece of board or molding. This is a really simple coat rack to DIY.
It won’t take you long at all to make and it’s perfect if you want the industrial look.
7. Repurposed Drawer Knob Coat Rack
This neat coat rack is made by attaching drawer knobs to a board and it is so lovely. You can use matching or mismatched knobs to achieve whatever look you want. This is a great way to add some shabby chic décor to your home and it is a really easy coat rack to make. Plus, if you are redoing cabinets, doors or dressers, you can reuse the knobs from those and save some money.
8. Vintage Framed Yardstick Coat Rack
I love the look of this vintage yardstick coat rack. It has such a wonderful old farmhouse or general store look to it. It is perfect if you are adding farmhouse décor to your home. I found this one on Etsy and it’s pretty cheap at just under $50, or you could totally make it yourself if you can find some old yardsticks to use. I would check with local thrift stores and flea markets.
9. Easy DIY Coat Tree
If you have the room, why not make your very own coat tree? These are great for putting right inside the front door and this one is super easy to make. You use dowels and something to tie them all together. It’s a simple coat tree with a great contemporary look and you can paint it whatever color you need to match your existing décor or leave it plain.
10. DIY Upcycled Twig And Stick Coat Rack
If you truly want a rustic coat rack and you want something that is really easy and cheap to make, this upcycled twig and stick coat rack is perfect. You make it literally with twigs and sticks that you pick up from your yard.
Just attach the sticks to a board and then paint however you want. The twigs make little “trees” that hold your coats. This is a great coat rack to get that farmhouse look.
There are so many wonderful DIY home and garden projects with twigs and sticks.
11. Easy DIY Zig Zag Coat Rack
You can buy these zig zag coat racks all day long at department stores, but why would you spend that kind of money when you can just make one yourself? This one is pretty easy to make and you have the option of customizing it with paint or stain. Plus, you can make it as short or as long as you need, just use more or less strips of wood. It’s a great look and very traditional and won’t cost you nearly as much to make as it would to buy.
12. DIY Modern Cityscape Coat Rack
I really love the look of this modern cityscape coat rack. It’s a pretty easy coat rack to make and it is perfect if you have a more contemporary look to your home.
If you love New York City – or any other large metropolis for that matter – this is a great coat rack to have displayed in your entryway.
It’s got such a great abstract look too that is perfect for pairing with your other abstract art.
13. DIY Marbled Accordion Coat Rack
If you have one of those old fashioned accordion coat racks, you can turn it into something new and exciting with just a little paint. Don’t worry if you don’t have one on hand.
You can get these at the Dollar Store for just a few dollars each and then turn then into something that looks much more expensive.
I love the marbled look – it is so elegant and fancy and perfect for the entry.
14. Rustic Barn Wood Coat Rack Shelf
What better coat rack to go along with your rustic décor than one made from barn wood? This one is also a shelf and it is perfect for adding that hint of farmhouse to your entryway.
Plus, you make this one completely from upcycled wood so it’s also really cheap to make.
The old wood doesn’t even have to be weathered – you can do that yourself and give it a wonderful barn wood look that you are going to love.
15. Aluminum Sheeting Coat Rack
You would never believe by looking at it that this coat rack is made from aluminum sheeting. It’s absolutely gorgeous and perfect for your entryway, kitchen or mud room. You add wood to the outer edges to frame it in and this one also helps you to get things organized. You can put hooks on it for keys and other things that you need on hand and add your coat hooks as well.
16. DIY Copper Coat Rack
This copper coat rack is more a laundry rack but it will certainly work to hold coats in the entryway.
You make it completely from iron pipes, which aren’t terribly cheap so this is a better project if you have copper piping already on hand.
This is a nice looking coat rack though and does add a nice little hint of industrial charm to your home. Plus, it is really easy to put together if you have the supplies.
17. Taxidermy Coat Rack
You don’t have to be a taxidermist – or visit one – to get this great taxidermy coat rack. You can make it yourself and you don’t even have to be a hunter to get the antlers.
You can find them online on Etsy and other stores – or you can get faux ones at most craft stores. Then you use them to create a really rustic coat rack that is sure to spark some conversation.
And if you have taxidermy items throughout your home, this coat rack will fit in perfectly.
18. Quick And Simple DIY Driftwood Coat Rack
All you need to make this coat rack is a piece of driftwood. This is one of the easiest and cheapest coat racks that you could make yourself and it looks great for your rustic or coastal home. Whatever look you are trying to achieve, this one will give it to you. And did I mention how very easy it is to make?
19. Upcycled Old Key And Lock Coat Rack
Those old keys that you have that you don’t know what they go to – we all have those old useless keys – can be turned into the most creative coat rack. You use old locks with this one and put the keys into the locks to make the hooks for hanging your coats. This is seriously the most unique coat rack that I have ever seen and it is a great way to use up all of those old keys.
20. Simple One Board Coat Rack
This one board coat rack may be the easiest one to make yet. Not only is it just one board – it’s just one piece. You don’t have to do any nailing or gluing. It’s a standalone piece that you can prop up in a corner or lean against a wall – or if you really want to be inventive, you can figure out a way to hang this one on the wall or the back of your front door.
21. Recycled Tool Coat Rack
Here is a great coat rack for the garage or a man cave.
It’s made from old tools – old screwdrivers to be exact and it has a really nice manly look to it, don’t you think? I love all of the colors, although you could adjust the color to make it better match your existing décor.
This one is super easy to make and a great way to use up old broken tools – or new cheap ones. And if you are using old tools, there is a great method for electrolytic rust removal that you just have to try.
22. Quick And Easy Teepee Coat Stand
This standalone coat stand is super easy to make and it has a wonderfully unique look. You can use whatever you want to hide the center – where the poles are held together – and this gives you the perfect chance to customize this one however you want it. You could also paint your poles if you wanted and even add some extra embellishments to make it really look unique.
23. DIY Vintage Wooden Shoe Stretcher Coat Rack
Old wooden shoe stretchers are a wonderful material to build a unique coat rack. I love the entire look of this one and it’s really easy to make. Imagine having this hanging up behind your front door! It has such a great old world feel to it and if you don’t happen to have any vintage wooden shoe stretchers, check online yard sales and auctions as well as your local thrift stores.
24. Cheap And Easy Wooden Peg Coat Rack
Just a wooden board and a few wooden pegs are all you need to create the simplest and cheapest coat rack that you can hang behind your front door. This is also a great one for the mud room or for bedrooms. You can hang them on the backside of bedroom doors to hold jackets, backpacks and even bathrobes and keep everything perfectly organized.
25. DIY Wrapping Paper Coat Rack
Oh the things that you can do with some pretty paper! Just take a look at this amazing DIY coat rack.
You decorate it with wrapping paper – or you could use wallpaper or scrapbook paper if that’s what you have on hand.
Just choose a pattern that you really love and create the coat rack that you really want. This one is super easy and I haven’t seen a more unique looking one in any store.
8 Ways To Enhance A Small Foyer
Becky Harris, Houzz Contributor
Your entryway sets the tone for the rest of your home. Even in the tightest of spaces, it’s a good opportunity to add function and express yourself with flooring and rugs, wallpaper, artwork, mirrors, light fixtures, coat racks, benches, hooks, and well-placed small-scale furniture.
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1. Add a statement coat rack. A sculptural tree silhouette fills this space beautifully while providing plenty of room for scarves, hats, bags and coats. It’s a minimalist move that works.
The natural slate tile floor adds texture and defines the entry. It’s also durable enough to stand up to high traffic and snowy boots.
Photo by RICCO STYLE Interior Design – Look for Scandinavian entryway pictures
2. Tuck away furniture. A glass console table takes up little visual space while providing a handy surface in this entry. The clear table allows the custom bench to be the star, its colorful serape upholstery setting the tone for the home. It can be pulled out with ease for putting on or taking off shoes and tucked the way underneath the table when not in use.
Photo by KMSalter Design – Search eclectic entryway design ideas
3. Go narrow. This tidy cabinet, only 8⅝ inches deep, has tilt-out drawers that hold eight pairs of shoes. The top provides a handy spot for keys and mail.
Photo by KMSalter Design – More eclectic entryway ideas
Designer Krista Salter swapped out the hardware to add a playful touch to the cabinet. A coat rack mirror can hold hats, scarves and jackets, and it allows for one last face check before walking out the door.
Photo by Kaplan Thompson Architects – Search contemporary entryway pictures
4. Max out the wall space. This birch installation creates a functional art piece on the wall. By incorporating wooden dowels, it serves as a long coat rack.
Photo by Avocado Sweets Design Studio – Browse eclectic entryway ideas
5. Infuse it with personality. In this London entry, the designers glued the pages of vintage magazines to the walls and covered them in a clear varnish. If you try this as a DIY project and the quality of the paper is delicate, you can use color copies of the pages.
If you have an older home, consider using issues published the same year that your house was built.
Photo by Dulux Paint – Discover contemporary entryway design inspiration
6. Look up. If you’re lacking in any clear floor space, make a statement with a bold light fixture or artwork. In this home, white walls, trim and ceiling are punctuated by bright color, setting a lively tone for visitors.
Photo by Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects – Search farmhouse entryway pictures
7. Welcome with a rug. This lovely area rug is just the first dash of red people will see at this house, both inside and out. When choosing a rug for an entryway, be sure to pick something that can take a beating from high traffic and dirty shoes, and use a carpet liner to keep it from sliding around.
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8. Spread out. Here we have a separate entry vestibule just inside the front door marked by cheery wallpaper and a checkered floor. A simple coat rack keeps current outerwear right next to the door. But there was no need to cram everything in here …
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… because the vestibule is located off a longer narrow hallway. The designers made the most of this adjacent space, centering a console table that serves as a landing zone under a window and placing a mirror next to it.
Exiting is a little procession: Grab the keys, check your hairdo and don your coat while walking toward the door (or vice versa when entering the home).
14 Ideas for Creating a More Organized Entryway
The entryway is often a dumping ground for shoes, coats, and other everyday wares, but you can make this space—the first thing guests see upon entering a home—orderly and functional with just a few easy solutions.
Your entryway may be the space your family utilizes every morning to organize belongings and get ready for the day ahead, but for guests, this room is also a reflection of your lifestyle, giving them a taste of what lies beyond the front door. With that in mind, it's easy to see why this area of the house needs to be both functional and representative of your home's overall style.
Curating a functional entryway is easy once you've taken stock of the space's existing features and your family's organizing needs.
Because the entryway, mudroom, or foyer is home to some of our most important everyday belongings—keys, coats, bags, and more often than not, mail that accumulates during the week—getting a rein on clutter is important, as is building in features that will help you corral it.
In any season, having a system for organizing outerwear and shoes is key.
Our numbered entryway approach can streamline these items for a busy family on the go, while our take on a drying rack for shoes, the pebble-filled tray, will help prevent messes from being tracked into your living spaces.
Once the basics are covered, it's all about incorporating accessories to further maximize the space, sleek umbrella organizers, mirrors, and shelving, or even a freestanding clothing rack with baskets for extra storage.
Here, we're sharing the most functional elements of any entryway or mudroom, including tips and tricks from Kevin Sharkey, executive vice president and executive design director for the Martha Stewart brand. Put these tips to work and you'll have an entryway that's both functional and cohesive with the design of the rest of your home.
Most boot trays look they belong in the garage, not your well-appointed entryway. This shiny copper model breaks the mold. It's long enough to hold the entire family's footwear, and so great-looking, you'll want to keep it out long after the snow melts. Up next: galoshes.
Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Copper Boot Tray, $255, williams-sonoma.com. No. 6 Pull-On Shearling Clog Boots on Midheel, 5″, in Smoke Suede (top), $390; and Old School Clogs on Midheel, in Bourbon (bottom), $290, no6store.com. Nisolo Isa boots, in Sand (similar to shown), $150, nisolo.com.
This entryway console is built from two unfinished wood cabinets, which we painted a soft green.
We added wooden legs to elevate the pieces and make room underneath for more storage; you can also mount the cabinets on the wall or stack them.
To optimize space stick self-adhesive metal hooks inside the doors, and adjust the shelves (each cabinet comes with two). Next, designate a cubby for everyone in your household—even your pets. Reserve one for mail and general use.
Shop Now: IKEA “Ivar” Cabinets, from $70 each, ikea.com; Benjamin Moore Paint in “Southfield Green,” from $10.99 per pint, benjaminmoore.com; Waddell Square “Parsons” Wood Table Legs, $3.50 for 6″ leg, homedepot.
com; Kara Kosaka “Tipping Point” Limited‐Edition Art in Muted Rose, $198, minted.com; Michele Varian White Stoneware Sculptural Vase 64, $400, michelevarian.com. Made Goods “Breck Box,” $600, jungleeny.com; Iittala “Nappula” Candle Holders, $94.
99 for a set of 2, bedbathandbeyond.com.
If you want to brighten your entryway, create a “window” using basic bevel-edged mirrors.
To start, prime and paint a floating shelf the same color as your walls to give it a seamless built-in effect; then install it three feet off the floor (standard height for a console).
Add a grid of mirrors above, leaving about an inch around each to mimic windowpanes. For a flush, bracket-free look, attach the mirrors to the wall with construction adhesive made for mirrors.
If sports equipment, bags, and shoes are constantly underfoot in your home, give everybody a separate space for such gear. Assign a sturdy metal storage bin to each member of the household; use magnets and a photo to mark who each one belongs to (don't forget the family dog!). Slide the bins underneath a bench in the front hall, or line them up in a mudroom.
Recycling may save the planet, but it ruins the corner of your room until collection day. An easy-to-make sorting station near the door will help you get in order and can keep odors at bay.
Transform an inexpensive flower bucket into a nice-looking umbrella stand by painting the bottom of the bucket with glossy oil-based enamel paint. Mark the bottom third of a tall galvanized bucket (available at garden centers) with painters' tape; prime and paint this area and the bottom of the bucket, and let dry for at least 24 hours.
Metal mailboxes offer a stylish way to organize a front hall or a mudroom. The hooks provide a perfect perch for raincoats, scarves, and umbrellas; hats, gloves, and mittens fit nicely inside the box. These boxes get a crisp look when spray-painted white. A bonus: They're magnetic, so you can easily adhere favorite images and notes to them.
22 Functional Entryway Ideas That Make a Beautiful First Impression
- Amber Interior DesignA beautiful and well-organized entryway will make a home feel more inviting. But knowing which steps to take to get the job done may not seem obvious. To help you pack a lot of style and function into your current foyer, no matter it's size, we gathered our favorite entryway ideas for your inspiration.Continue to 2 of 23 below.
- HavenlyInterior designer Amy Fasnacht from Havenly, an online home decorating service was tasked with transforming an empty, open concept space without a proper entryway into a multifunctional abode. To accomplish the mission, Fasnacht carved up the room into clearly defined zones for specific purposes. Placing a rough-hewed bench behind the sofa, carved out a little entryway. The piece of furniture conveniently located near the front door is a landing strip for grab and go items handbags. Continue to 3 of 23 below.
- AlvhemNot having a closet in the entryway is not a problem for this Swedish apartment seen on Alvhem. A recessed wall deep enough for shelves with a 10-inch depth becomes a handy spot to keep shoes and hang coats. A pendant light, sizeable gilded mirror, and small seat add practical function. On the floor are square ceramic tiles that stand up to wet shoes.Continue to 4 of 23 below.
- Megan PflugHaving a place to put on or take off shoes in an entryway is essential in many homes. We believe that the bench, chair, or stool you decide to keep near your front door should show off your unique style. Case in point, these Eames inspired chairs.The molded plastic seats were initially solid blue. Interior designer Megan Pflug gave them a stunning new look with patterned marble fabric. Her decoupage project required three yards of material, which was cut to fit each chair before being attached to the original surface using Mod Podge glue. Afterward, a couple of coats clear water-based polyurethane was applied to the fabric to protect against moisture and stains.Continue to 5 of 23 below.
- Amber InteriorsThe super talented design team at Amber Interiors Calabasas, California gave a tired ranch house a fresh and modern new look. The revamped entryway is 100 percent swoon-worthy. Anchoring the space is a gorgeous, oversized mirror reflecting the lovely living room. Below it is a midcentury, wood slat bench in teak that provides a place to sit or drop off handbags. A Turkish rug brings room warming color. In the corner is a pop of natural greenery. On the right is another midcentury seat made of wood. On top are two sheepskin rugs for comfort. Continue to 6 of 23 below.
- JWS InteriorsThis chic and tiny entryway brimming with style is by Jennifer Wagner Schmidt Interior Design situated in Fairfax, Virginia. The fantastic foyer is equipped with a glossy lacquer console table with drawer storage. Above it is a faux bamboo mirror in white. Dressing up the walls is black and white wallpaper in a modern Moroccan inspired trellis pattern. Framed art is perfect for personalizing a space. Here a small print is a nice touch. Continue to 7 of 23 below.
- Centered by DesignDurable, water-resistant flooring is ideal for busy entryways especially in areas prone to lots of wet weather. That is why Chicago-based interior designer Claire Staszak from Centered by Design installed porcelain tile in an eye-popping pattern in this entryway. Compared to ceramic tile, porcelain is harder and less porous making it an ideal choice for high traffic areas.Continue to 8 of 23 below.
- Alvhemmakleri.seIf your entryway is a long narrow hallway behold these ingenious tips from a Scandinavian apartment spotted on Alvhem Makleri. Notice the photo on the right. Mounted on the wall are five sets of IKEA shoe cabinets called TRONES. A set of three costs $40. Next to the front door are slate floor tiles that stand up to moisture and dirt. A machine washable rug tops of the painted wood floor. Next to the long hallway is the section shown on the right-hand photo. Wall mounted shelves double as a coat rack. Below is a small shoe bench. On the right is a compact shelving unit.Continue to 9 of 23 below.
- The entryway in this New York City apartment decorated by Murphy Deesign [sic] almost broke Instagram. The beautiful trellis wallpaper in ginger jar blue is from Black & Spiro in Queensland, Australian. The gorgeous, geometric console is a score from a West Elm sale. The blue glass faceted mirror is from Bungalow 5. On the floor is a classic, chinoiserie umbrella stand. A gold runner with a Turkish inspired motif by Lulu and Georgia covers the floor.Continue to 10 of 23 below.
- Room for TuesdayInstead of shelves, Sarah Gibson, the décor blogger who pens Room for Tuesday went with a useful bench in her entryway. She says it is a particularly handy spot for groceries when unloading the car. The basket under the seat is for hats, scarves, and other outerwear items. The quirky cow and steer coat hooks work with the entryway's southwestern theme. They are also the ideal size for hanging dog leashes and house keys. The eye-catching black and white print on the wall is an engineer print of a photo Gibson took several years ago. Continue to 11 of 23 below.
- Note Design StudioSwedish interior designer Daniel Heckscher from Note Design Studio updated what was once a cookie cutter apartment foyer into a playful entryway using porcelain tile. Covering the walls and floor created a one of a kind space that is moisture resistant. The square tiles on the walls create a repeating diamond pattern. On the floor, brick style tiles are laid out in a herringbone pattern. Grout in contrasting colors enhances both layouts. Continue to 12 of 23 below.
- A House in the HillsIn this seriously chic home decorated by blogger Sarah Mora, from A House in the Hills, a floating wood console carves out a modestly sized entryway. Above it is a large round mirror that reflects sunlight from the living room windows. A couple of potted plants are a welcoming touch. Another smart idea is the concrete floor throughout the space. It is a durable feature and one of the most significant décor trends of the year.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
- Vintage RevivalsWe love natural wood pegboards because they are both functional and extremely good looking. The married duo behind the design blog Vintage Revivals created this beauty for a client's entryway. The pegs and shelves on the unit are removable, so the owners of the home can customize the board anyway they please. Continue to 14 of 23 below.
- Suburban Faux PasBlogger Krystin Lee from Suburban Faux Pas has a few tricks for styling an entryway at the bottom of a stairway with a ceiling that reaches the second floor. Modern trellis wallpaper from York Coverings extending from the floor to the top of home's second level sets the tone. A natural wood table from the Wicker Emporium is an elegant touch that does not feel overdone. The white scroll mirror and the two knitted poufs “chairs” are stylish and practical pieces from Homesense.Continue to 15 of 23 below.
- HavenlyCreating a beautiful entryway is child's play with these styling tips from the décor experts at Havenly. Their example uses a simple console to establish an attractive focal point for those entering the home whether it is centered with the front door or up against an adjacent wall. While the console's primary purpose is to provide a spot to drop keys and bags, it is also an excellent spot for displaying knickknacks. When decorating your foyer do not forget about the walls. A mirror surrounded by wall art will make a stellar first impression.Continue to 16 of 23 below.
- HomepolishWe believe a beautifully decorated entryway with lots of practical storage will inspire you to keep things tidy instead of throwing your stuff in a massive heap. This gorgeous foyer by Angela Belt at Homepolish an interior design company New York City is a for instance. A porcelain tile floor in a modern black and white pattern is exceptionally welcoming. A vintage shag rug brings room brightening colors. A rustic wood bench provides a place to slip on shoes. A modern wood console adds extra storage space. A black ceramic table lamp offers a soft glow at night when an overhead fixture would be considered too bright.Continue to 17 of 23 below.
- AlvhemA sliver of wall space can expand your storage options in a small apartment. We noticed this ingeniousideain a Nordic apartment on Alvhem. Two lower shelves keep dirty shoes off the floor. An upper shelf with a built-in rail establishes a nook for jackets and handbags.Continue to 18 of 23 below.
- In Site DesignsThere is so much to heart in this entryway by In Site Designs based in Greenville, South Carolina. First, let's talk about storage. A coat rack and console table create room to park scarves, coats, and handbags. When it comes to style, there are lots of decorative touches that make this foyer welcoming. The turquoise door adds a burst of cheerful color while playing off the framed prints on the wall on the right. Metallic wallpaper in a chic Moroccan inspired pattern dresses up the ceiling. Also drawing the eye upward is a Moravian star pendant.Continue to 19 of 23 below.
- Courtesy of PinterestAffordable solutions that maximize function at home are always winning ideas. So it is no wonder that this entryway hack is a very popular pin on Pinterest. The unit is an old bedroom dresser painted turquoise. Afterward, small chalkboards were attached to each drawer. Now every member of this family has a place to put their grab and go stuff.Continue to 20 of 23 below.
- CraftifairIf you are looking to ditch all of the clutter in your entryway (including the furniture), behold this minimalist space by Antonia the German Blogger behind Craftifair. On the left wall are Muuto Wood Coatrack Dots. A set of five costs around $150. On the right is a wall mounted storage box for keys, sunglasses, and other small items. On top are a couple of small plants that infuse the space with a little greenery. The mirror above it all helps to brighten the foyer by reflecting sunlight from a nearby window.Continue to 21 of 23 below.
- Grillo DesignsIt is a common problem for renters — how do you add style and function to a room if you are not allowed to renovate — not to mention hang stuff on the walls? Medina, the décor blogger from Grillo Designs, came up with a couple of solutions. First, she covered up the existing floor in her entryway with peel and stick vinyl wallpaper. (Bonus: vinyl wallpapers are somewhat water resistant and can be wiped clean, making them perfect for families with young kids.) Notice the wire magazine rack on the wall? It was installed using a self-adhesive plastic hook.Continue to 22 of 23 below.
- Studio McGeeBeautiful pieces in mostly natural materials are what makes this entryway by Studio McGee Utah so inviting. The light wood flooring is called Alta Vista Laguna from Hallmark Floors. This stunning console used for keys and bags is gray-washed Douglas fir. Its natural grain lends a rustic yet sophisticated touch to the foyer. Paring the unit with a set of woven baskets adds more storage space. To keep everything in the entryway from seeming too matchy-matchy a brass chandelier was installed overhead for a little contrast.Continue to 23 of 23 below.
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21 easy home projects to tackle without buying a thing
As the U.S. confronts the spread of the novel coronavirus, most of the country has now implemented stay-at-home orders. And while we grapple with how to pay rent, whether we’re headed into a recession, and how the virus is impacting the housing market, we’re also left with a more basic question: What should we do while we’re stuck at home?
There’s only so much comfort TV to binge-watch before restlessness kicks in, so for those of us that are able, this extended time indoors is an opportunity to tackle those long-avoided home projects. Of course, now is not the time to flock to the stores for nonessential items, so we’ve gathered a list of ways you can upgrade your space with things you probably already have at home.
From restyling your bookshelves to prepping your planters for spring, here are 21 easy projects you can do while social distancing at home.
Rearrange things for a fresh perspective
Renovating your entire living room or splurging on a new bedroom set ly isn’t in the cards at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some changes.
Try a new furniture layout: It’s easy to get in a rut with the same ol’ furniture setup, but what if you tried something new? Move the couch to a different wall, adjust where your armchair sits, or mix things up by swapping rugs from one room to another. Even switching a lamp from a side table to another spot in your house could brighten up a space in new ways.
Bring out the “special occasion” dinnerware: There’s no better time to add a bit of drama to your table, so bust out the china, special silverware, or fancy wine glasses.
Now that we’re all eating at home, it’s the perfect chance to sip and savor at the dinner table using our favorite pieces.
Want to share the fun with a few friends or family? Try hosting a virtual dinner party.
Restyle your bookshelves: Even avid readers don’t change up their bookshelves all that often, so now is the time to rethink them. If you’re focused on the literature, arrange your books by alphabetical order or by theme. If aesthetics are the priority, remember these three tips from designer Emily Henderson: Declutter, use neutral colors, and focus on a few standout pieces.
There’s a lot of talk about cleaning these days, and rightly so. But beyond disinfecting all of your high-touch surfaces, it’s also past time to buckle down on the tasks you avoid doing.
Clean your vents and baseboards: Heating and vent covers accumulate dust over time, and cleaning them can help reduce allergens in your home and increase the efficiency of your air conditioning or heating unit. Vacuum the vents with a dusting brush attachment or wipe with a dry microfiber cloth—avoid using water or other cleaning products, because they can smear the dust.
You can also unscrew the vent covers and place them in a sink filled with hot, soapy water. But don’t rub them too hard or paint may come off. And while you’re at it, turn your HVAC unit off and change the air filter on your furnace.
Go under your bed: Vacuuming and cleaning the toilets are usually on the weekly to-do list, but when was the last time you cleaned underneath your bed? Don’t wait until the next time you move to clear out the dirt—move the bed, empty out any storage boxes you might have underneath, and vacuum the dust. Plus: You might be surprised at the things you’ll find (hello, missing phone charger).
Clean out your bathroom drawers: This is another task we put off when we don’t have the time. Our bathroom drawers take a lot of daily abuse; after emptying the drawers you’ll ly find hair, spilled makeup, toothpaste, and so on. Once the insides are free of gunk, toss the junk and reorganize what’s left.
Where to begin? There’s no shortage of home organization projects that can yield big results, but the options below won’t require a trip to the store. Of course, if you want to buy new storage solutions, we’ve got you covered there, too.
Tackle the closets: Face it: Even the most organized among us can have a messy closet, and now is the time to make it right.
Start by taking everything the closet, purging what’s no longer used, and cleaning the interior. If it’s a clothes closet, sort your clothes by category and be sure to hang delicate items and stack thicker things denim.
Put your most-used items at the front, while seasonal or rarely used pieces can go up higher or in the back.
Tidy up the entryway: Whether you have a spacious mudroom or a tiny coat stand, things accumulate in our daily life. Reevaluate your hooks: Are they helpful? Hanging at the right height? Do you need more or fewer of them? Vacuum or shake out any door mats you have, then purge any knick knacks or unused items hanging around.
Label your supplies: A few labels can go a long way in creating a more organized household. Have storage bins or containers in your kitchen pantry, under the bed, or in a linen closet? A label maker works great if you have it, but you can also write on regular paper and tape the labels on.
Pay attention to your walls
Walls may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to home projects, but a few updates can make a big difference.
Straighten—or redo—your wall hangings: From photos to artwork to TVs, the items on our walls become crooked over time. Take a stroll through your house and straighten everything—you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes. Alternatively, take down all of your photos or artwork and make a new gallery, perhaps moving items to a new room to keep things fresh.
Touch up your paint: Many of us have a few cans of paint tucked away in our homes, from the last time we did a project or from when we moved in. Make sure it matches your current walls and then walk through the house and touch up the high-use areas, especially door frames, baseboards, and doors.
Put empty frames to use: Photo projects require a ton of time and energy to complete, which means they sometimes never make it off of your to-do list. Go through the house and add photos to any frames you’re not using; alternatively, you could also swap out older photos for new ones.
Evaluate your lighting
Lighting is one of the most important elements in design, and our homes can go from stark and unwelcoming to cozy and warm just by swapping out a few bulbs. Want to take the next step? Here are pro tips for improving your home’s lighting—without an electrician.
Replace bulbs: Have a few extra lightbulbs lying around? Go through the house and replace any that have gone out.
Clean your lamps: Sometimes the culprit to bad lighting isn’t a dead lightbulb, it’s dirt. Unplug lamps and clean the lampshades with a dry microfiber cloth or vacuum cleaner attachment. For other types of lamps, clean the bulbs and use a cloth to dust off the hardware. Note that you should always do this when the light bulbs are cool to the touch.
Clean your curtains: Clean curtains can make a room feel much brighter. Most drapery stores advise cleaning your curtains a few times each year, but it’s a task many of us neglect.
First, look at your care instructions to determine whether you can wash your curtains or whether they have to be dry cleaned. Velvet drapes can be washed with a chamois cloth dipped in hot water, while silk curtains sometimes call for hand-washing.
If you can machine-wash your curtains, use the gentle cycle, cool water, and mild detergent, and hang them to dry.
In the kitchen
The kitchen is another area of the home that benefits from special attention; we spend so much time cooking and eating that it can become disorganized quick. Beyond the regular duties of washing dishes or cleaning out the fridge, the tasks below will help your kitchen look better and function more smoothly.
Moisturize your wooden cutting boards: Remember that gorgeous wooden cutting board that you use as a cheese and charcuterie plate? When was the last time you moisturized it? In order to prevent warping or cracking, both wooden cutting boards and spoons should be oiled about once per month. Start by cleaning your boards and letting them dry. Then apply a food-grade oil mineral oil or beeswax and let it soak in overnight.
Take stock of the essentials: Clean out your liquor cabinet or spice shelf and figure out what you have and what you might be missing. There’s no way to know if you have three bottles of cumin or a few versions of Cointreau until you take stock.
Finally clean your small appliances: Most of us probably clean out the refrigerator and wipe down the stove on a regular basis, but small appliances are often neglected. Hand-wash all of the removable parts of your coffee maker and run a few brewing cycles with distilled water.
Empty out your toaster oven or toaster trap door and then shake the appliance over the sink to remove loose crumbs.
Deep-clean your Instant Pot by wiping down the inner cooking chamber with a damp dishcloth; washing the silicone sealing ring in hot, soapy water; and running a cycle of water, distilled white vinegar, and a few lemon peels to remove odors.
In your yard
Spring has sprung in much of the country, and it’s an ideal time to prep our spaces for summer. Whether you have a small outdoor balcony or a sprawling yard, here are a few places to start.
Clean up from winter: If you have a small patio or balcony, grab a broom and sweep off the dirt and dust of the past few months.
Larger yards will need a bigger cleanup—start by getting rid of any leaves and pine cones that might have fallen during winter storms, and then prune away dead or damaged branches.
Now is also the time to clean up around your perennial plants or shrubs and remove damaged grass areas for spring seeding.
Prep your planters: Gather your empty planters—big and small—and clean them so they are ready for planting. Discard any that might have broken at the end of last season, then check for drainage holes.
Scrub your outdoor furniture: You’d be surprised how much dirt can accumulate on outdoor furniture, even if it’s been in storage.
For wood and wicker furniture, use a mild oil-base soap Murphy Oil mixed with warm water.
Other types of furniture do fine with dishwashing liquid mixed in a large bucket of warm water, and many patio cushions can either be wiped down or thrown in the washing machine.
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