The entry is one of my favourite places in our apartment. We started with nothing, just a 4.5’x 3′ nook to the left of our front door. We added the coat hooks, built and stained the bench, added a mirror, and a soft woven basket for seasonal accessories. Perfectly functional with a little bit of pretty.
We try to limit it to one coat and one pair of shoes each. Our few extra coats and shoes go in a closet down the hall, but this is the perfect catch all just inside the door.