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Do you have a designated spot by the front door to catch your keys, bag, shoes and more? If you don’t, you need one! Creating a beautiful and nicely organized foyer not only makes it easier to grab your keys on the way out, it’s the perfect place to check yourself before you go.

A Scandinavian modern entryway that includes style and function. Image: Wettling Architects

If you’re wondering how to create the perfect foyer, you don’t need much. Depending on your space, start with a table or cabinet. Bowls or baskets can catch smaller things like keys or change. Be sure to add something on the wall to make the area look bigger. A mirror over the table opens up the space to look bigger and allows you to have a quick touch up before you go. Wall art is a good alternative. Everything else is up to you. Hooks, baskets and decor add personality to the spot.

Size doesn’t matter! You can create a functional entry in the smallest of spots. All that practicality can be beautiful — check out these entry decorating ideas for proof.

Entry decorating ideas with personality

Create a wall collage of your favorite sayings and images and add a small entry table or desk for your keys, smartphone and other items. Image: Dwell

A color-themed modern foyer

Keep the entry hall uncluttered and minimalist but don’t skimp on the right accessories to add your color of choice. This entry features a deep blue grey in the wall art, rug and flowers. Image: Elle Decor

Use a bench for function

A bench could be the perfect place to catch your items — and sit. Add throw pillows to make the spot more inviting. Image: Tommy Bahama

This bench doubles as a low table and a spot to put your shoes on. The wall hooks and basket add extra storage to this foyer design. Image: 204 Park

Get creative with floating ledges

Using floating ledges as a table alternative is perfect in narrower spots. Images: Facilisimo and Sam McAdam-Cooper

Add hooks to your floating ledge to make it more functional. Image: Instagram, @mylittlejourney

Room and Board sells the Loft wall mirror, an all-in-one wall mirror with shelf that can replace an entry table. Image: Room and Board

Add custom cabinetry

For a sleek, contemporary look, consider a built-in cabinet instead of an entry table. It will make the most use of the vertical area in your entrance. Image: Elle Decor Italia

Make it organized — and beautiful

A painted pegboard or a slatted wall with hooks are two ways to organize your foyer in a stylish manner. Add upper baskets and shelves for things you may not need every day. Images: Decorar Mi Casa and The Cottage Market

Create an entry nook

Don’t have a set foyer? Steal one! Use a wall or small nook to create a special and stunning entrance. Images: The Tiny Life and Little House of Four

Add life to your foyer

Add plants and flowers to liven up your entry area. Images: The Jack and Mare and Elena Del Bucchia Design

What are your favorite entry design ideas?