When Your Apartment Guests Come A’ Knockin…
First impressions can make a lasting impression. As the holiday countdown continues, you’ll probably want to make sure your apartment is presentable for company, and that includes tidying up your unruly entryway. If you’re like us, you’ll need a place to put all those loose items – like keys, wallets, shoes, bags, and coats. Here are a few ideas in a range of prices and styles to get your entryway in guest-ready shape in no time.
Flip wall-mount rack with flip-up hooks by Umbra ($26-50)
Sleek in design and a super space saver, the Umbra Flip Wall hook and cubby may be all you need to keep your apartment entryway neat and tidy. The coat rack is smartly constructed in wood with brushed-nickel-plated metal hooks that can be flipped up when not in use. Plus, the coordinating cubby is a convenient place to stash mail, phones, wallets, keys, and 2 additional hanging items. Both come in a range of wood finishes, and the coat rack offers a choice 3, 5, or 8 hooks.
Deer Coat Rack Wall Decal and hooks – from $38 This hip deer decal is a clever, affordable, and holiday-spirited way to hang your bags, coats, and keys. It even comes in a wide selection of colors to match the personality of your space. Four elegant hooks and screws are provided in the package, with the option to increase the number when you order. The decal is easy to use and remove, which is ideal for apartment living.
Another option: if you have a larger budget and dig the deer theme, then check out the Ghost Antler Coat Rack for $299
“Build your own” Daily System components: $9-69 Clever and versatile, this Pottery Barn modular Daily System allows you to build a sleek, space-saving system that’s ideal for your needs and available space.
Entryway Organizer: $115
This practical and stylish all-in-one entryway organizer cabinet found on Etsy features a chalkboard door on the outside, a cork board on the inside door, 3 labeled key hooks, and a mail organizer slot. Each cabinet is handmade, so you can make some custom choices, including paint color, hardware finish, and personalized wording on the key hook labels. The perfect décor addition for any home!
This hall tree is an apartment-sized classic, featuring an elegant wood finish and a storage shelf under the bench, perfect for a basket of shoes.
And, a clever DIY option:
With just a wooden rod, wall brackets, and a few S-hooks from the hardware store, you can easily create your own coat rack and hanging system – like this one, found on remodelista.com.