How can I make my small entryway space look inviting?

I have a small wall in my entryway and my front door opens right onto it. I'd love to put a small shelf and a small mirror on that wall without the front door hitting it when it opens. Any ideas?
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  • Jill Feigelman Jill Feigelman on Nov 11, 2014
    Adding a picture of your entryway space might help others make some suggestions. But in the meantime you should check out these entryway decor ideas: @Engineer Your Space makes great use of her small space: If you want to just put up a small gallery wall burrow some ideas from @Kate @ Eating in the Shower:

  • Rocky Rocky on Nov 11, 2014
    Thanks, Jill! I will attach a picture as soon as I get a chance and will edit post!

  • Cathrina Mansfield Cathrina Mansfield on Nov 12, 2014
    I have he same problem, I am in the process of painting it a nice bright green and doing the closet door in white, this makes appear larger, I found this great idea for making a frame collage, another idea may to get a small floating shelf I would like to see a pic of your hallway, I will take one of mine and post it, also I will find the link for the frame collage and post it.

    • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Nov 14, 2014
      @Cathrina Mansfield yeah - you should definitely post your picture + question to get ideas as well!

  • Jill Valeri Jill Valeri on Nov 18, 2014
    You might consider adding a niche on that wall. They can usually be recessed between your wall studs. You can make it large enough to be a shelf to catch keys and mail and tall enough to accommodate a mirror or piece of art. If you have a power source on that wall, you can ask an electrician to add an outlet to create a charging station or add a mini-lamp.

  • Jaybird Jaybird on Nov 20, 2014
    We have the same problem, and I am using a large piece of artwork hung so that the center of it is at eye level. Over it I have a sign that has a welcoming quote. Under it I have a board with 5 old doorknobs mounted on it, that we use to hold the jackets or purses of visitors. You could also have a flattish hanging basket to hold keys etc..