Making an entry way when you have no entry hall 

Currently, our home has no mud room or entry way. When you enter the door, here is what you see.

We do have this lovely sofa table and mirror and I like how it looks in this space. What I don’t love is how the table catches everything and how the space is so boring. Just look at all that wasted space behind the front door!

Our plans for our home do include an improved Kitchen and laundry room, with the addition of a mud room. This could be years away, so we’d like to repurpose this entry into a mini mudroom of sorts. Here are some ideas I’ve found:

These would be awesome for behind the front door.

From “Downright Simple”

We don’t have a lot of room behind the door so this would be great.

From “Apartment Therapy”

We also talked of adding a hall tree on the wall where the sofa table is now.


Or maybe this one, but in white:


Either way, we are looking for something with a storage bench and an upper shelf. Something that looks built in.


Once we build our new mudroom, we would repurpose this hall tree elsewhere.

What does your entry way look like?

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  1. That bar with the hooks is so smart! I love that you can fit bags of all shapes by just sliding the hooks around. Thanks for sharing these ideas with us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. Oh finally a post where I can comment. I am not sure if you have the comments shut off or there is a glitch. You are also listed as a no reply blogger” so letting you know how much I loved your kids chore post was challenging. 🙂
    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. Hi Angela
    These built-in looking hall trees are a great idea. As you say, the table in my own house becomes a “catch all”….This way – it becomes an organized way to catch everything. Good luck with your organizing and renovations!
    Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!) 🙂

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