3 Quick + Easy Ways to Fake an Entry

No official entryway? We've got you. Here's three ways to fake an entry using a variety of budget furnishings.

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Entry #1: Need a Pet Solution?

Pet owners can make daily walks much more efficient by outfitting their entry as a pet station. Here, a shallow console table is used to showcase framed photos of the family dog, along with a crate to hold essentials neatly and within arm's reach.

Stylish Storage

Repurpose a simple wooden crate into a wall-mounted pet storage station by updating it in a bold hue. Add hooks to its sides or bottom to hold leashes or toys. Then, outfit the interior to hold your pet's everyday needs — treats, toys and more. Get the How-To

Hidden Essentials

Console tables with concealed storage are excellent for pet owners, because the interior can be used to keep pet food and pet-care items easily accessible without turning into clutter.

Entry #2: Want to Show Off Your Love of Travel?

Homeowners who love traveling can make a statement just inside their front door. Stick with an open-bottom console table to allow for displaying favorite items below, then utilize the space above to showcase souvenirs and framed photos of your trips.

Maps as Wall Art

Keep your maps from trips and have them mounted as wall art. This is a great way to personalize walls and also create conversation-starters for friends and family the moment they enter your home.

Tucked Below

The space below an open-bottom console table is great for keeping some of your favorite treasures on display. Keep it practical by using the area for sculptures or occasional seating that has personal meaning and can also double for practical use like housing books, magazine or personal keepsakes.

Entry #3: Trying to Keep Kids' Clutter at Bay?

Teach your kids to stay neat and organized with a kid command center just inside your front door. A tall hall tree with plenty of hooks to hold bags and jackets will help keep tabletop and bed surfaces free of clutter.

Hang It Up

Choose hall trees with plenty of hooks along the top to keep all coats, hats and bags layered and easily accessible.

Toy Baskets

Kids are prone to leaving their favorite things out day and night. Make sure everything is in its place by keeping a large basket placed within arm's reach of little ones.

Cute Cubbies

Integrated cubbies are ideal for housing different baskets to holding just about anything, from games and sports equipment to pint-sized sneakers.