15 IKEA Hacks for Your Entryway – Entryway & Mudroom Storage Ideas
Not everyone is blessed with a dedicated space by their front door for keys, coats, and shoes. The good news? You don't a fancy hallway, foyer, or mudroom — in fact, you can DIY it (even if you're construction-averse) using IKEA products. You won't believe the power of a shelf or spice rack.
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Upgrade A Storage Bench
The secret to an organized home is never believing you have enough storage. Here, two storage benches serve an even greater purpose with the addition of coat and bag hooks, and a ledge shelf up top for art.
Get the tutorial at The Mombot.
BUY NOW Storage Bench, $70, ikea.com
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Turn Bookshelves Into Lockers
The trick here: Take a few of the shelves these narrow storage pieces to create space for your kiddos to hang their backpack and coats on hooks, while tucking their shoes underneath.
Get the tutorial at Polka Dot Chair.
BUY NOW Billy Bookcases. $49, ikea.com
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Use Half A Console Table
Instead of trying to fit four different table legs into your tiny entry, use this table that takes up half of the space — but has plenty of room for the important things your keys and mail.
Get the tutorial at Hey, Let's Make Stuff.
BUY NOW Lack Wall Shelf, $15, ikea.com
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Flip A Shelf On Its Side
We all just want a convenient place to sit down and tie our shoes. Use one of IKEA's bookshelves as the base of your bench so you also gain storage cubbies.
Get the tutorial at Melodrama.
BUY NOW Shelf Unit, $46, ikea.com
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Use A Rail Instead of A Rack
Forget the giant coat rack that always topples over. This horizontal option takes up zero floor space, but offers the same amount of storage. Oh, and did we mention the basket is the perfect spot to drop your keys, so you're never hunting around the house for them?
See more at Cup of Jo.
BUY NOW Rail, $9, ikea.com
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Keep Track of Your Mail
Three magazine organizers attach to the bottom of a floating shelf to provide spots for every person in the family to have a personalized nook for important papers.
Get the tutorial at Instructables.
BUY NOW Magazine Files, $13, ikea.com
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Choose Hangers That Double As Art
The bright colors of these dot wall hangers are super playful, so your entryway is functional but also fun. We have a hunch your kids will seriously love them.
See more at The IKEA Blog.
BUY NOW Hangers, $9, ikea.com
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Use Multiple Pieces From The Same Line
IKEA's super popular Hemnes line features a classic style, allowing each individual piece to come together beautifully in an entryway. Here, a bookcase, TV unit, and wall bridging shelf sync up to create a custom built-in unit.
Get the tutorial at Golden Boys & Me.
BUY NOW Hemnes TV Unit, $229, ikea.com
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Hang Coats on A Picture Ledges
This skinny shelf offers enough space for nine (!) hooks, so you'll never find anyone's jacket on the floor. Plus, the ledge on top provides a nook for keys, mail or even art.
See more at IKEA Share Space.
BUY NOW Picture Ledge, $7, ikea.com
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Squeeze Boxes Onto Walls
Wall-mounted boxes offer storage that's covered up (open shelving is just too much pressure) but are still narrow enough to not block off the walkway.
See more at Nordic Bliss.
BUY NOW Wall-Mounted Cabinet. $240, ikea.com
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Use A Spice Rack
The space that usually holds your coriander is big enough for a few essentials ( sunglasses) while the new addition of five hooks holds keys.
Get the tutorial at IKEA Hackers.
BUY NOW Spice Rack, $4, ikea.com
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Use A Headboard For Storage
This clever upcycle magically creates entry storage where there once was none. Tucked into a corner, it offers spots for hanging coats and purses, while a box (hacked shelving) hides clutter.
Get the tutorial at IKEA Hackers.
BUY NOW Shelf, $7, ikea.com
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Make Shelves Into A Wall Hanger
Combining two shelves not only creates a place to hang your keys, but also can create a mood board that can be adorned with swatches, chic plants, and notes.
See more at hunker.
BUY NOW HenjeShelf, $14, ikea.com
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Turn Chair Parts Into A Mount
The legs of an old stool can actually be repurposed to create a wall mount. Not only will it secure a large bicycle, but it will create an intricate wall display.
See more at IKEA Hackers.
BUY NOW Stool, $15, ikea.com
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Make A Napkin Holder A Mail Holder
A napkin holder isn't always for the kitchen and doesn't always have to placed on a solid surface. Keep your mail in order and off of your side tables.
See more at IKEA Hackers.
BUY NOW Napkin Holder, $7, ikea.com
67 Mudroom And Hallway Storage Ideas
Every house has some kind of an entrance and a hallway. It’s generally located at the front entrance of the house and it’s the first thing your guests see when they visit you.
The bad thing is that it usually doesn’t get enough attention during your decorating process. For flooring, people choose only practical materials linoleum or ceramic tiles to make floors there easy to clean.
Walls are usually simply painted or covered with wood planks. Of course, nobody is thinking about an interesting design for ceilings there.
Besides, many suburban American houses also have a mud room. It’s a perfect place to organize storage for footwear and outwear. So it’s acting as an additional storage for a hallway and help to save the cleanliness of a house. If you don’t have a mudroom but have a long hallway that’s connecting several rooms, it’s a great idea to turn into one.
Hallway And Mudroom Furntiure
Furniture for mudrooms and hallways usually looks quite simple but functional. You always can find a bench, some hooks, and shelves there. Although if the enough space a closet is also a great addition to any mudroom. Cubbies or lockers are also more than welcome. You can even try to fit your laundry machines and a sink there. It’d be easy to throw dirty clothes in them right away.
If you have stairs right in your hallway then choosing the right storage furniture might become tricky. We have a roundup of under stairs storage ideas that might help you with that.
Mudroom furniture from IKEA
Thanks to the simplicity of IKEA’s furniture a lot of their products could be used to organize your mudroom storage.
Here we’ve gathered different ideas showing how you can use not only their coat racks and hallway benches but also their bookcases, shelving systems, and even kitchen cabinets in any hallway.
Besides, there are a lot of cool IKEA hacks for entryways that you probably couldn’t even imagine.
honeycomb mirrors are practical and looks beautiful in this scandinavian- hallway
super stylish and modernn hallway storage solution using ikea furntiure
diy mudroom is possible from ikea stuva furniture
2 kallax shelving units from IKEA are perfect cubbies to organize a mudroom
hemnes tv bench and a boocase could solve all your entryway storage needs
ikea besta unit as a shoe rack with a soft cushion on top to turn it into a bench
ikea desk turned into a farmhouse-style rough console table that could fit any entryway well
ikea hemnes series could also be used for a hallway organization
metod kitchen cabinets works well as entryway storage
standard ikea furntiure for a standard entryway
DIY Projects for Entryways
Besides furniture, your entryway and mudroom should have some decor too. It’s always a cool idea to DIY them by yourself. A cute DIY rug or an interesting DIY wall decor would make you happy everytime you see them. If don’t want to make anything by yourself we suggest you to get an interesting wall decal or a nice wallpaper and call it done.
hallway wall decal
nice wallpaper for an entryway
All Other Entryway and Mudroom Ideas
We showed the best hallway design ideas before but if you’re a practical person then here is a bunch of ideas to organize a thoughtful storage in your mudroom.
functional mudroom organisation with laundry machines
mudroom shelving idea with floating shelves
lovely walls color for a bright entrance
open-style mudroom lockers with a bench
modern hallway storage bench solution
really smart hallway organization with stairs and built-in storage
practical mudroom bench with closet solution