Shop our Entryway Cubbies Space:
One of the many things that sold us on this house was actually these cubbies. We fell in love with them when we saw the house! So many that we had seen were in tight hallways, only had a couple cubbies or were just really small. Though we are happy for any space like this at all since we’ve never had it before, we really wanted to make sure we had some room to grow!
We also loved that there were 3 cubbies. We were planning on having baby number 3 and loved that there would be 1 cubby for each child. We have used this area from day 1, but it was definitely lacking a little. It looked a little too empty like a brand new house…so we added a runner (I have one for the kitchen and 1 for this space), a gorgeous round mirror, baskets, pillows and hooks. And I LOVE how it all came together. I’m sharing my tips below on how to decorate your cubbies.
1.) Plan out how you will use the space first.
If you want shoes to be stored at the bottom in the cabinets, plan for that and add a pull out tray that will hold dirt and water if there is any on the shoes.
Personally, we have a lot of things stored in the cabinets that we use fairly often but don’t want to put out in the garage like some tools, picture hanging kits, cards, shipping tape. Basically it stores a bunch of our house items, and we have them all stored in different tote bags that can collapse. They have handles, so it’s easy to just pull them out and carry them around to wherever you need them. The baskets up top are also a great place to store items for each kid like socks, gloves, hats, etc.
2.) Make your entryway cubbies space personal.
Assign everyone their own cubby. This especially comes in handy as the kids get older and are a little more self sufficient. Leighton knows exactly where her things are and what to get each morning for school. And when she gets home, she knows to put them back in her cubby for me to go through at night. They each have their own spot for backpacks, coats, etc. You can even put up a canvas or framed picture of each child above their cubby.
3.) Add storage solutions like hooks, bins and baskets.
We knew we wanted a lot of storage, so we added 3 hooks in each cubby instead of only 2 like the builder wanted. I figured there was enough space to hang 3, why not help us out down the road to have even more room?? Bins and baskets are great for the shelves up top or the cabinets below to hold so many items. It also makes the area look clean and nice and contain all the things.
4.) Decorate your entryway cubbies space by adding wall art or mirrors.
Just because the cubbies are in an entryway or hallway doesn’t mean it has to be boring. We added a multi-panel mirror, and I absolutely love it! We are still thinking about hanging small canvases of the kids too to really personalize it even more.
5.) Get cozy.
Add pillows, a rug or even a throw. You would be surprised how often I sit right here in these cubbies working on my phone, or Leighton sits there in the morning waiting for us to leave. You might as well make it comfy and cozy. And as a bonus, it looks cute too!
What do you think this area still needs? So far, we love how far our entryway cubbies have come along. It finally feels like a home. Do you have a cubby space in your home for the kids?