First impressions are everything.

1. Hang up your hats.

hats

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2. Add open shelving to an awkward nook.

floating shelves

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3. Use a narrow console table as a landing strip for keys and decor accents.

round mirror

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4. Create a DIY hook board to prevent further damage to your drywall.

hook wall

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5. Decorative storage baskets keep shoes hidden from sight.

rolling baskets

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6. Opt for matching accent chairs instead of a bench.

accent chairs

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7. Large-scale artwork lends character to a blank wall.

artwork

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8. IKEA’s Vittsjö shelf unit is an affordable (and easy-to-hack) entryway option.

IKEA

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9. A geometric-tiled entryway packs a punch.

tile

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10. An oversized mirror makes a small entryway appear brighter and more spacious.

mirror

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11. A shoe rack with a flat top allows you to display plants and other items.

shoe rack

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12. Paint the inside of your front door in a bold hue.

colorful

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13. Throw down a rug for added warmth and texture.

rug

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14. Choose interesting light fixtures.

light fixtures

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15. If you have an open entryway, try a round table.

round table

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16. Salvaged lockers are the definition of old school cool.

salvaged lockers

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17. Fake an entryway with a floating shelf and a few hooks.

shelf

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18. No space for a bench? Try a footstool instead.

foot stool

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19. Add softness to the space with throw pillows and a sheepskin throw.

pillows

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20. Indoor plants provide a pop of color.

plants

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21. Mount vintage crates to the wall for extra storage.

vintage crates

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22. Play with paint in unexpected places.

paint

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23. And finally, DIY this storage bench to corral shoes that pile up at the door.

shoes

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