15 IKEA Hack Ideas for Your Small Entryway

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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

    Ikea TOSTERUP hack mail holder
    Photo courtesy of Ikea Hackers

    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.

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    Refresh an Entryway Mirror

    Ikea Water Color Mirror Hack
    Photo courtesy of HEJ Magazine

    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.

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    IKEA FROSTA Bike Rack Hack

    IKEA Stool Bike Rack hack
    Photo courtesy of Ikea Hackers

    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.

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    IKEA LACK Table Hack

    Lack Coffee Table Mosaic Hack
    Photo courtesy of Livet Hemma

    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.

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    Entryway Table With Storage Hack

    faux marble table entryway table IKEA hack
    Photo courtesy of Syl and Sam

    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.

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    IKEA Spice Rack Hack

    IKEA BEKVÄM spice rack hack
    Photo courtesy of Emily's Little World

    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).

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    Turn a Kitchen Cabinet Into Midcentury Furniture

    ikea method entryway cabinet hack
    Photo courtesy of Arty Home

    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.

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    Glamorize a GRUNDTAL Mirror

    Ikea Hack Faux Copper Entryway Mirror
    Photo courtesy of Idle Hands Awake

    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.

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    IKEA Shoe Storage Hack

    Ikea Grundtal Shoe Rack Hack
    Photo courtesy of Ikea Hackers

    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.

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    Create Tons of Entryway Storage

    Ikea Trones Storage Hack Entryway
    Photo courtesy of Lifestyles by Katja

    IKEA sells several different shoe cabinets perfect for small entryways. TRONES are a favorite for three reasons:

    1. Price: A set of three cabinets costs $39.99.
    2. Size: They're slim and compact.
    3. 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.

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    Install Floating Storage

    Colorful Ikea Ivar Entryway
    Photo courtesy of Vera Lenting

    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.

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    Update a Plain IKEA Shoe Cabinet

    IKEA Hack Stall Shoe Cabinet
    Photo courtesy of Dwellings by Devore

    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.

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    Turn a Bookshelf Into an Entryway Storage Bench

    Small entryway bench ikea hack
    Photo courtesy of My Melodrama

    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.

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    IKEA RAST Hack

    Ikea Rast Hack Landing Strip
    Photo courtesy of Riding Escalators

    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.

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    Transform an IKEA Step Stool

    Ikea Hack Stool Coat Rack
    Photo courtesy of Micasa

    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.