The entryway is the first place that everyone in the family seems to “drop” things. Coming in and going out…the reason is plain. There needs to be a place where family members can easily find items they need, like keys, scarves, purses and coats, on the rush out the door.
Ideas for a Fabulous Entryway
In the entryway, try baskets and trays to arrange like items. Then, designate a drawer, shelf or bin for each children’s use. Gloves, sunglasses, papers and books can be hidden from view, but easily accessible. Hooks are easier for children to manage than hangers, for sweaters, scarves, purses and coats. Labeling helps even more.
High shelves with baskets or bins will make use of every single inch of entryway. A cushioned seat lends itself as a convenient spot to put on shoes and tie laces.
Teach, and remind, everyone to put things where they belong when coming into the house. Then they’ll be in their own location until needed. Simple. Once it’s discovered how easy it is to find what has required much hunting for in the past, the idea will quickly catch on.
The hardest part of this may be keeping your entryway organized. This is what happens in busy lives. But if every family member cooperates, all will benefit from having an organized entryway. Your entryway will be inviting and comfortable, without clutter. It will be a place for those necessary items that are needed when time is short.
Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design.
Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.
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