It’s a brand new year, I am back to wonderful San Diego after a beautiful time in Rio and I’m going through the house with fresh eyes, cleaning the clutter. After a full year in this house I know what’s working and where there’s room for improvement.
I am very particular when it comes to our home entrance because I believe it sets the tone for the whole house. So I am starting this process with the entrance and organizing the foyer closet, which has been packed with items we used in our past homes, suitcases and even sky boots (do you sky?!) but has never really been my best friend. Photos on that soon!
And, if you think children of organizers are well organized… you are in for a big surprise: they are NOT! And we all know how it goes: everybody comes home with a ton of stuff and then… drop it right there, on your beautiful entryway. It can be so frustrating to have a beautiful home just to have to keep picking up stuff all the time but unfortunately, when you don’t have a system in place, that’s what will happen.
With that in mind I started searching for inspiration and great finds online and of course on Pinterest.
Like our own entrance this one doesn’t offer storage right by the door. But, it still has to provide all the essential elements we need to “land and take off”:
Here is an example of a very simple entryway set up, but with a lot of charm and function! Just like I need in my own entryway where I don’t have a closet (it’s actually half-way through the house), this one offers hanging space, for shoes as well as style (don’t you love this happy colors?!) And, the best of all this one here is made with the super versatile and affordable IKEA Expedit with casters installed on it.
Another image that caught my attention was this one because even though the space is tight it was able to accommodate all this family needed – in the most colorful way!
I also like how instead of benches this family made use of cabinets with doors keeping all the clutter away in this entrance.
And, because every home is unique I decided to build my own entrance and define what needs to get done and bought to finally get it done.
Here is the direction I am going with our entrance:
If you like the items I selected you can find them here (not affiliate links):
I love how whimsical these mighty fellows are!
These ottomans bring seating and color to our entry, a great balance with the straight line of the console below
Simple lines keep the space unfussy – a must with 3 boys and a hubby!
And my very favorite! Darling isn’t it?
How do you organize your entrance to make daily life simpler? How do you keep the foyer closet organized?