8 entryway ideas for a functional and beautiful entrance

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe. And usher in all things goods.

On the home front, I pretty much always move things around. Swap them here and there. Add and subtract where necessary. A little change can go a long way and give your home a sense of freshness.

Where to start? You may ask.

And I’ll answer you with a phrase of a very old song, “Let’s start at the very beginning.”

Yes, the entryway. It’s a great place to work on.

The entryway is the first spot that greets you (or your guests) when you (they) step into your home. You can make it a highly functional space and big on impact too.

And it’s usually a small contained space. A project that’s easily over with for a quick win.

Here are 8 IKEA hacks and ideas to freshen your entryway

#1 Add storage to the entryway

The IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet is, of course, great for shoes. Add a wood piece on top for a touch of luxe.

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe.

It also works for keys, mail and items like your wallet, sunglasses, access cards that you may want to drop off on the way in.

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe.

See the TRONES storage hack or buy the IKEA TRONES shoe cabinet on IKEA.com.

#2 Make use of wall space

Little helpers like the TOSTERUP handle can be readily fixed on the wall with moldable glue like Sugru. Makes a tidy holder for mails and bills.

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe.

For a bit of glam, you can use the TILLSTÄLLNING napkin holder (pictured below) or LIKSIDIG instead.

TILLSTALLNING napkin holder

TILLSTÄLLNING napkin holder | IKEA.com

#3 Make an impact

Technically it’s not wallpaper but IKEA has a coloring poster called GETNÄS that ticks all the boxes on interesting visual impact. See how Medina of Grillo Designs did it. Your kids (or you) can progressively color it in too.

GETNAS coloring poster as wallpaper

Source: Grillo-Designs

If not the GETNAS coloring poster, you can opt for the LUSTIGT coloring roll.

Another option is the KLÄTTA chalkboard stickers. You can have an ever-changing wall mural to suit your mood.

KLATTA chalkboard stickers

#4 Refresh your entryway with some greens

A surefire way to add some warmth to your entryway is to add some plants. The LURÖY bed slats hung on the wall becomes an effective vertical space for hanging plants. At your entryway, or really, anywhere you wish.

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe.

Source: Muramur.ca

(If you can lay hold of the discontinued SULTAN LADE, that would be better. It’s sturdier.)

#5 Bring in a bench

A space for shoes and for putting them on — a bench is almost a must for the entryway.

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe.

Sonja hacked this for toy storage in the nursery but seriously, it’s too cute to be hidden away. She used the HEMNES wall bridging shelf for it.

The KALLAX is also a great choice for a bench. Here’s a video tutorial for a shiplap style KALLAX bench.

#6 Get your shoes sorted

Too many shoes, not enough space? This tall and slim shoe cabinet may just be the project you’re looking for.

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe.

Related: You’ll love our 9 ingenious hacks to maximize shoe storage.

#7 Create light with mirrors

If your entryway is dimly lit, this hack will certainly bring in more light to the space.

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe.

Buy the NISSEDAL mirror on IKEA.com.

#8 Get the hang of it

Who would have thought hooks can make a space look this cute? The multi-colored IKEA LOSJÖN knobs are an instant pick-me-up.

IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe.

Source: Livethemma

The LURT rack with customizable knobs is also a great options, especially if you don’t want all the same hooks and knobs.

Tag us if your updating your entryway with any of these IKEA ideas hacks and ideas.

Which room should I cover next in our 2020 Fresh Start series? Let me know in the comments.