IKEA hacks and ideas to give your entryway a fresh new vibe. And usher in all things goods.
And we’re back.
First things first, happy 2020 to you and your family.
I don’t know about you but for me, a new year, even more so, a new decade, brings in so much excitement for better things and hope for the “never before” to come.
On the home front, I’ve pretty much settled in and the house has lost its new house smell. It smells like home now.
But I’m not quite done with it. And I suspect you aren’t with yours too. So I’ll starting the new year with a series of easy projects to refresh your home, room by room.
Let’s start with the entryway and work out way into the home, in the next few weeks.
The entryway is the first spot that greets you (or your guests) when they step into your home. You can make it a highly functional space and deliver on impact too.
Here are 7 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.
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.
#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.
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.
Another option is the KLÄTTA chalkboard stickers. You can have an ever-changing wall mural to suit your mood.
#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.
(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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.