Guest Picks: Sets for a Tiny Entryway

When you live in an apartment as miniature as mine, it’s sometimes hard to distinguish the entryway from the remaining portion of the joint. Collected here are a couple of bits and bobs that make the differentiation and keep things organized and neat at precisely the exact same time. — Erin from Reading My Tea Leaves


Hand-Knit Rope Rug by Slip Stitch Co. – $60

I really like this doormat’s weave. I keep a sturdy mat outside the door for collecting dirt, but I would love something cozy like this for inside.

Shanna Murray

All Are Welcome Tiding – $12

In a space that’s very little, there is usually room for a couple of sweet words. I like the concept of having a little welcome message in the entryway.


Vintage Industrial Wood Crate by Ethan Ollie – $46

In my little apartment, I store shoes at a crate from the door. If I did not have a cage, this one could be excellent for the job.


Felted Slippers, Neutral by Agnes Felt – $60

Since I leave my shoes from the front entrance, it’s wonderful to have something else to slide on for padding around the house. These would do the trick, particularly with winter around the corner.

Makr Carry Goods

Plate Hook – $95

I really like this combination hook and plate. I can envision hanging my tote bag from the hook and putting my keys on the plate over.

The Wild Unknown

Flowers & Feathers – $45

Sometimes a tiny extract of color is all you need. I have been a longtime fan of this print from The Wild Unknown.

Old Faithful Shop

Door Wedge – $6.95

Whether I am lugging home grocery store or trying to get out of the house for a weekend away, occasionally a door wedge is precisely what I need. I adore the classic form of this one.

General Store

I store canvas bags on the back of my apartment door so I remember to bring them to the grocery shop. Possessing an oversized tote to fit them all would help keep things organized.

Schoolhouse Electric

Doug Fir Wall Mount Coat Rack – $55

Coats tend to collect in my entryway. I would love one of these classic racks for hanging winter coats and hats.


Minimal Wall-Mount Shelf, Reclaimed Old Growth Wood and Iron by Blake Avenue – $70

A easy shelf at the entryway is the best place to decorate with a bouquet of flowers or to pile up library books that need returning.

Brook Farm General Store

I keep my keys from the door so I know where they are when it’s time to venture out. I would really like to bring these tiny leather covers to help tell them apart.

Circa Lighting

Vendome Single Sconce | Circa Lighting – $189

Just a tiny lamp will perform in a very small entryway. This one is simple and unfussy.


Wooden Writing Clipboards by Simplychi – $18

Hanging clipboards make for a wonderful spot to leave little love notes or reminders for folks going or coming.

Father Rabbit

Metal Shelf With Hooks

This mixture shelf and coat rack could perform double-duty within my tiny entry.

The Sill

The Eley – $48

Nothing brightens my apartment like the little pieces of greenery I keep. The scale of this plant and planter is perfect for a very small area.


Vintage Wood Peg Rack by Oh, Albatross

This classic coat rack is really a classic, and its profile is slender enough for a tight space.


Wall-Hung Porcelain Candleholder – CAD 80

When there was not space for a lamp in my entryway, I would love a little candlelight to welcome guests over.


Restore Grey Felt Storage Basket – CAD 120

I would use this catchall for stashing incoming email and library books.


Large Antique Vanity Mirror Plateau by Simplychi – $82

Everybody needs to check in every now and then. I would keep this mirror at the entryway to make sure I don’t leave the house with errant crumbs on my cheeks.


Two Homes Linocut Print by Erin Dollar – $30

Two miniature homes linked from the smoke of their chimneys is an awfully cozy image. I would hang this tight by the front door.

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