It’s finally warm enough to spend more time outdoors in the garden — or the park. Make sure you have a place to stash muddy shoes, shopping bags, spring hats and sunglasses by updating your mudroom or entryway to include a few fresh storage solutions. These items will help upgrade your style game and keep clutter at bay. Now’s your chance to nip spring cleaning in the bud.
Chatham House Cascade Entryway Bench
Easy entry: No mudroom? No problem. This Chatham House Cascade Entryway Bench is practically a whole room in itself. The 66-inch-tall wood and metal piece features hanging hooks on top, a bench for sitting, and a lower shelf for storage. $149 at bedbathandbeyond.com.
Stackable basket from Muji
A basket, naturally. These generously sized stackable baskets are made of sustainable palm fibers. The 13.8-inch square baskets are 6.3-inches high, and they're ideal for stashing essentials such as sunglasses, wallets, and reading materials. $42 at muji.us.
Madison lift-top storage bench at Home Depot
Get benched: If you need a seat and storage, this Madison lift-top storage bench has it all. Available in black or white, the 36-inch-wide bench is made from wood and wood composite, and it has safety hinges which keep it from slamming shut on little (or big) fingers. $77.70 at homedepot.com.
Frameless wall mirror from West Elm
Take a look: Give yourself a final once-over before leaving the house by hanging this frameless wall mirror near the door. The 22-inch-by-30-inch mirror is made to position either vertically or horizontally, and the frameless style fits into any decor. Hanging hardware included. $99 at westelm.com.
Venetian mirror glass troughs from RH
Reflection of taste: Keep smaller objects handy and dress up even the most basic spot with one of these 18th century-style Venetian mirror glass troughs from RH, formerly Restoration Hardware. The handmade glass dishes are oxidized using rain and sun to get the perfect aged look, and the troughs are available in 29-inch and 41-inch lengths. $165 to $195 at rh.com.
Fin-shaped rack from Rejuvenation
Hang all your essentials on this fin-shaped rack, by Portland, Oregon-based designer and architect Brendon Farrell. Available in oak or walnut, the 24-inch-long, 6-hook racks are designed to be installed side by side to create as much hanging room as you need. $129 at rejuvenation.com.
Home Vista Gray Basket from JCPenney
Big basket, little basket: Whether your needs are large or small, this JCPenney Home Vista Gray Basket fits the bill. The weathered bamboo basket has rope handles, and is available as a 12-by-12-inch model or a 14-by-17-inch version. $42 to $64 at jcpenney.com.
Actual Sized Animal Tracks doormat from Uncommon Goods
Don't track it in: Get your clan to leave their footprints at the door with this Array of Actual Sized Animal Tracks doormat, designed by Ben Gibson and Patrick Mulligan. The 18-by-30-inch coir mat features elephant, giraffe, wolf and human prints, among others. $30 at uncommongoods.com.
Aqua Two Tier Wall Cubby with chalkboard at Michaels
Sort incoming and outgoing mail, and leave notes for family with this cheerful Aqua Two Tier Wall Cubby with Chalkboard from Ashland. The 20-inch-high cubby is made from medium density fiberboard, and it brings a subtle farmhouse vibe to your space. $39.99 at michaels.com.
Fjantig hooks from Ikea
Caps, spring jackets and market bags can take a seat with this set of Fjantig hooks from IKEA. The chair-shaped hooks stand 4.34 inches high, and they're made from reinforced polypropylene. Mounting hardware sold separately. $3.99 for a set of three at IKEA stores and online at ikea.com.
Extra-strong wall magnets from Kikkerland
You'll never lose track of keys again after you install these extra-strong wall magnets near the door. The clean, minimalist trio of magnets features peel-and-stick 3M adhesive on the back. $9 for three at kikkerland.com.