Make an Entrance Problem: No entryway. Solution: Make one with a partition screen. Close off the adjoining room with a screen and place a table on the entry side. Since it is pushed up against the partition, the table will make the screen feel more like a wall and less like a randomly placed object.
Love the idea of a partition screen to create and entrance hall in a small space.
traditional entry... built-in bench and oval window
Standard coat closet turned functional, mudroom-esque, entryway nook. Yes, really! I would make alternate choices for the organizational aspects of this space but SO love the space iteself. Find the three part tutorial at The House of Smiths blog. Great blog, by the way. Shelley shares practical ideas about upgrading, organizing, and decorating the home on a budget and more! : ) cute site!!
Remove closet doors to make a hallway nook.
Corners seem to get a bad rap. They are generally regarded as a waste of space. However, with a little ingenuity, these often dismissed areas of our home can become an active and functional part of your everyday life. For example, we think this "Samantha" Corner Bench and Shelf by PotteryBarn, is perfect for a small entryway.
Great way to maximize the corner.