1. Install a bulletin board near the entry for stashing tickets, coupons, outgoing mail, etc.
2. In the back of the house, keep it casual enough that sports equipment fits right in. Here, the racquets are functioning as decorative accessories.
3. This is a great small space solution. Add an umbrella stand, a small dresser for gloves and hats, and a mirror to check your face before you run out the door.
4. If you are lucky enough to live in a grand Victorian or run some sort of Newhart-esque Inn, keep the homefires burning for visitors to come in and warm up cold toes.
5. Give everyone in the household their own cubby. It can contain the mess in an organized way.
7. Think about composition - Artsy hooks make for a sculptural wall when there aren't any coats on it. Using the clear shelving unit in the corner keeps a more open and less cluttered look.
8. Don't neglect design, even in a mudroom. While this is a room where you can shed all of your things, the lovely bench storage, light fixture stripes, and giraffe rug give this casual entryway mad style.
9. Even in a formal entryway, you can keep your keys and letters hidden in an antique console like this one.