Entryway Bench and Coat Rack Ideas

The word “portmanteau” comes from the French language and literally it mean big suitcase, but we often name it as coat rack.

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At first, the term referred to a suitcase, and at a later stage it took on the meaning of a hanger. These are furniture modules made of wood, metal or other material with dual purpose. They are often placed in the entryway of the home. Mostly the coat rack is a combination of a clothes hanger and a cabinet for storing shoes and other items or a cabinet combined with a mirror.

Entryway and Hallway Coat Rack – one place with different functions

Nothing takes away as much from the look of the entryway as a clutter of coats, shoes, hats and other items scattered around. This most often happens when you don’t have a wardrobe or similar storage solution in the hallway (entryway). If the entryway is too small, you already know how difficult it can be to come up with a place to store all your daily items. So it’s worth exploring this storage ideas to make the most of the available space.

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A coat rack for a entryway can be distinguished in various combinations performing various functions. It can be designed like a cabinet, playing the role of a bench for undressing and putting on shoes. There are options where the seat is raised and the space below can be used to store shoes and other items (look the first photo of the article). In this combination there can be either a large shelf above the cabinet or a wall hanger for jackets, coats, clothes and others.

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The combination of a cabinet with a mirror and clothing rack will look fantastic. Of course, this is a good option, only if you have more space.

Modular Coat Rack

If you want to keep your hallway clean and organized, but don’t want to clutter up the space with a big coat rack or similar large piece of furniture try the following. Use a single traditional clothes hanger, they are ideal for this purpose. Clothes hanger stand with a shoe rack and other combinations are always welcome.

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This combination is convenient if you’re one of those people who don’t have much time in the morning, because thanks to its open design, you can hang coats, scarves, shoes, umbrellas and other stuffs, all together in one easy-to-access place. Most of these modules are designed to fit good next to the wall, so they won’t take up too much space. With this option, you can show an innovative spirit and hang stuffs at different levels for more storage.

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Clothes racks & stands

Sometimes all you need is an elegant and classic clothes rack for your hallway, especially if it’s small.

If you don’t have a big entryway and just want to have enough space for your outerwear, then choosing an elegant coat rack (like the one pictured below) for clothes is a good choice. It’ll look stylish next to the door, and you’ll be able to grab (or leave) what you need as you enter or exit with ease.

We advise you to carefully consider the decoration of the hallway and do not allow to become a mess. This room should be as much welcoming as it can be.

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