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. Here are 15 IKEA hacks for small entryways that will make coming home easier.
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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.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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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.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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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.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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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).Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Turn a Kitchen Cabinet Into Midcentury Furniture
Creating entryway storage to fit a tiny alcove is a snap using an IKEA kitchen cabinet. They're available in a wide range of sizes and shapes to fit your available space.
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.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Glamorize a GRUNDTAL Mirror
It seems like every stylish entryway has a large round mirror. However, not many are made in 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.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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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. While it won't hold a large number of shoes, it will help you keep at least a few key pairs easily available.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Create Tons of Entryway Storage
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.
To make these affordable plastic cabinets look like high-end furniture, just add a wood topper.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Install Floating Storage
We love small space solutions that don't take up a speck of floor area. Here three IKEA IVAR cabinets ($70 each) with scads of storage were installed as floating entryway consoles.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Update a Plain IKEA Shoe Cabinet
This project may be the easiest IKEA hack ever. It uses black electrical tape to give an IKEA STALL shoe cabinet ($89.99) a graphic treatment.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Turn a Bookshelf Into an Entryway Storage Bench
Whip up a trim entryway bench with storage underneath by hacking a KALLAX shelf unit ($59.99). The no-sew upholstered seat and backrest were created using foam padding and fabric.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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IKEA RAST Hack
Even if you don't have an official entryway, you almost certainly have items that need to be stored near the door. Hacking a couple of IKEA RAST dressers ($34.99 each) by rebuilding and adding features to them will solve your problem.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Transform an IKEA Step Stool
Create his and her drop zones in your entryway for jackets, bags, and shoes with a couple of wood hangers and two IKEA BEKVAM step stools ($19.99). They may not be elegant, but they are extremely versatile.