Rummaging through a cluttered entryway isn’t a great way to start your day. These pretty ideas will pull the plug on the “can’t find my keys” drama by organizing that nook by your entrance.
We found 10 IKEA hacks for small entryways that will make coming home easier.
Refresh an Entryway Mirror
We believe an entryway mirror is a must-have if you don’t want to fly out the door with your coat buttoned wrong or updo askew. You don’t have to go into debt to buy one that’s impossibly chic. Instead, give an IKEA LANGESUND mirror (it costs $27.99) a splash of watercolor using glass paint.
IKEA Hack for Paper Clutter
Create a place on your entryway wall to keep annoying but all-important bills and receipts using IKEA TOSTERUP door handles. They’re available in three different colors: white, black, and red and come in packs of two for $15.99.
Don’t have tools to hang them? No problem, if you pick up a pack of Sugru. It’s a moldable glue that turns into flexible rubber after 24 hours. To remove later, cut the bulk of it off with a knife and scrape off the remaining.
IKEA LACK Table Hack
One of IKEA’s best sellers is the humble LACK side table for $7.99. This idea transforms the dull, but useful piece of furniture into an eye-popping entryway landing strip using mosaic tile and charcoal grout.
IKEA FROSTA Bike Rack Hack
You can park a bike on an entryway wall using a couple of legs from an IKEA FROSTA stool. The stackable seat is made of birch plywood and costs $14.99.
IKEA Spice Rack Hack
Stop cursing that umbrella you can never find with this hanging storage hack. It wrangles on the go essentials by combining two IKEA BEKVÄM spice racks ($3.99 each).
Entryway Table With Storage Hack
There’s no doubt that expensive marble décor is having a huge moment. But you can get the look for less with this contact paper hack that turns an IKEA VITTSJO laptop desk ($39.99) into a stone entryway table. FYI, since contact paper is removable, you can refresh this hack whenever the mood strikes.
Glamorize a GRUNDTAL Mirror
It seems like every stylish entryway has a large round mirror. However, not many are showstopping copper. To get the look, pick up a stainless steel mirror from IKEA’s GRUNDTAL bathroom collection for $39.99. Afterward, apply copper leaf.
Turn a Kitchen Cabinet Into Midcentury Furniture
Creating entryway storage to fit a tiny alcove is a snap using an IKEA kitchen cabinet. Why is that, you might be asking? They’re available in a wide range of sizes and shapes.
The trick is to make whatever you pick look like living room furniture, like this midcentury-inspired kitchen cabinet hack. While it combines IKEA pieces only available overseas — METOD and HYTTAN, you can recreate it with a SEKTION wall unit, ASKERSUND door, and MDF board.
Create Tons of Entryway Storage
If you’re not in the know, IKEA sells several different shoe cabinets perfect for small entryways. TRONES are a favorite for three reasons:
- Price: A set of three cabinets costs $39.99.
- Size: They’re slim and compact.
- Versatility: You can stash all of your grab-and-go things inside of them from sneakers to umbrellas.
How do you make these affordable plastic cabinets look expensive? Add a wood topper.
IKEA Shoe Storage Hack
Hook up your entryway with vertical shoe storage using a stainless steel kitchen rail ($7.99) and a pack of matching S-hooks ($3.99) all from IKEA’s GRUNDTAL kitchen series.