11 Ways to Improve Your Entryway (In Less Than One Hour!)

Make your home's first room your favorite space.

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1. Polka Dot Cloud Mat

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Your doormat is one of the first things guests see. Why not spend time creating one that reflects you? This polka dotted cloud mat from  is adorable — and so, so easy. Using IKEA's inexpensive  doormat as a base, she simply cut out a cloud shape and added a little paint. The perfect accompaniment to rainy weather!

 2. Vintage Spool Wall Hook

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An organized entryway always has a catch-all for all of the odds and ends that need hanging but can't go in the closets — like purses and scarves you wear every day. transformed this vintage spool into an unobtrusive and beautiful wall hook.

3. Rain Boot Vase

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Have an old pair of rainboots you're not sure what to do with? Why not transform them into a brightly-colored planter following this easy tutorial from ? The burst of color is perfect for spring — or for the months preceding spring when you're desperate for any indications winter might just finally end.

4. Sawhorse Entry Table

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Sure, this cheery sawhorse table from  is partly the result of a lucky thrift store find. (That yellow sawhorse! Rest, my beating heart!) But hey: You might be just as lucky (and if not, you can always paint your sawhorse a color that fits your decor).

5. Birch Forest Coat Rack

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DIYing this forest-inspired coat rack from  is a simple task: It requires just Scotch tape, white paint, yellow construction paper, and some twigs (foraged from your own backyard, if you'd like!). 

6. Folding Chair Command Center

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If you have a small home, figuring out where to store your folding chairs — truly, only necessary when guests are over — can be difficult. That's why we're so in love with this brilliant DIY from : Paint the underseat with chalkboard paint, attach a tray at the bottom with some removable hooks, and hang it at your entrance. Storage and organization, all in one!

7. Personalized Entry Mat 

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Cutesy clouds not for you? Try creating this personalized entry mat from instead. None of your guests will ever second-guest whether they're standing in front of the correct house again. All of the information they need is at their toes!

8. Bungee Entryway Organizer

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This simple entryway organizer from  is the perfect project if your décor style tends towards the simplistic: It's not flashy or "too adorable," but it's still an elegant statement — not to mention, the perfect place to store stray sunglasses and keys. 

9. Wooden Monogram House Numbers

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Is your doorway looking a little bland? These DIY house numbers are sure to make it pop — and it's so easy to make, too, with a little paint and Mod Podge. (Yes, watching paint dry pops the DIY time over an hour.) Find the full directions at .

10. No Salespeople Sign

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Salespeople will get the message with this cute printable and DIY frame makeover from : Don't knock here. (Please!) Spray paint your frame a bright yellow to create this cheery — but demanding — sign.

11. Shutter Wall Organizer

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Have a lot of things you need to keep organized near your entryway? This shutter wall organizer does it all, with slots for mail, hats, coats, and all the doodads you desire. And all you really need to do for the DIY is hang it on the wall — which makes it a clear win in our book. Find the instructions at .

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