Create a drop zone by teaming an existing piece of furniture with wall and floor spots for grab-and-go items. Paint assorted wall-mounted mailboxes (High Noon, #5001-5B; Burbling Brook, #4007-8C; Escape, #4007-7B; and Woodlawn Salsa, #2003-3A, shown). Garment hooks catch hats, coats, and bags. For drywall, add wall anchors sized for the screws that come with the hooks. Then keep your entry floor clean and dry on a boot mat made from a water heater drip tray filled with gravel. It works for wet umbrellas, too.
Pair cork board and peg hooks with a compact bench with cubbies to hold baskets and shoes. Paint cork squares in colorful combinations (Carolina Inn Peach, #2003-6A; Secluded Garden, #5002-4A; Caramel Sugar, #2007-6A, and Sparkling Lake (#5002-3B) shown clockwise from the lower left). Then install using two-sided carpet tape. Shaker pegs can be used for hanging coats and as umbrella holders. For drywall, mount the shaker peg on an oak oval rosette and drill a hole to accept a screw in the decorative finish of your choice. Then screw the rosette to a stud in the wall.
Customize and build this entry bench to capture clutter at the door. The shelf works as a seat while overhead cubbies provide storage for each family member. A bin under the seat holds seasonal clothes and accessories.