A back entry should be just as welcoming as the front door. Here's how to set up a cheerful spot for kicking off your shoes.
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No built-in benches or closets? No problem. Get the same function with a single piece of furniture. Complete with seating, cubbies, and hooks, these units can transform any wall near an entry into a full-blown mudroom. Bonus: Catch-all pieces with built-in mirrors, like this one, let you check your look before heading out the door.
Buy it: Rustica Hall Tree, $529; homedecorators.com.