02/23/2012 09:11 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Keep It To The Essentials, Make Organization Easy, And Create A Warm Welcome Home

The entryway is the first visible part of a home's interior, so it's important to keep it neat and stylish. But it also has the inevitable tendency to become a catch-all for everyone's junk collected throughout the day. The key is to keep both functions in mind when setting up your entry. This is one space guaranteed to be used every day, so treat it as a room and not just an awkward transitional area. These 5 tips should help you create a functional and tidy and welcome to your home.

Read the full article over at Houzz.