Scandinavian inspired entryway furniture with ample storage from brands like Kristina Dam Studio, Normann Copenhagen, and Skagerak
Your entryway serves as a first impression of your design aesthetic. Realistically, it’s a high-traffic space that needs to be both functional and beautiful.
That’s why we’re sharing some of our favorite entryway furniture ideas from iconic Danish design brands. Each piece serves a purpose while also satisfying the minimal Scandinavian aesthetic.
Whether you have a cozy entryway, a high-traffic hallway, or an airy foyer, we hope you find just the right pieces to make your entryway both beautiful and functional.
Entryway furniture ideas with storage
Maximize your space by utilizing entryway furniture with built-in storage.
Kristina Dam Studio’s Grid Cabinet has two large doors that lock with a magnetic closure. This piece is made striking through the use of beige perforated powder-coated steel that allows you to see the silhouettes of items inside, inviting you to curate a lovely vignette of your most coveted design objects, or for storage of items you need by the door, such as pet supplies, hats, or shopping bags. The two shelves provide plenty of storage space.
The Grid Sideboard is a great option if you love the aesthetic of the Grid Cabinet but have a more spacious entryway that could use a statement piece. Just like the cabinet, the sideboard has perforated powder-coated steel doors that lock with a magnetic closure with plenty of storage space within. There’s also plenty of room on top for keys, a lamp, or anything else you want to keep on hand by the door.
Danish design brand Ferm Living’s Plant Box collection has evolved to become far more than an aesthetic way to display plants. Shown here is the Large Plant Box, a long and low powder-coated metal storage solution that can be used in a variety of ways. We love how it’s used here as a storage bench for taking on and off your shoes with a lovely pop of greenery! Pair it with the Large Plant Box Pot to add a plant and the matching oiled or smoked oak tray to serve as a storage bench.
If you prefer to keep your shoes visible and within reach, Normann Copenhagen’s Sko Shoe Rack is a minimal and functional option that can fit in compact entryways, hallways, or even inside a closet. With two shelves, there’s plenty of room for multiple pairs of shoes.
Another favorite from Normann Copenhagen is the Kabino Sideboard with Drawers. “When you buy a modern sideboard it is often designed with pure craftsmanship or total industry in mind,” designer Simon Legald says. “With Kabino I have explored manufacturing methods and various combinations of material in order to give Kabino a little of both.” We love the visual elegance of the perforated holes in the sliding door that easily hides away entryway bits and bobs.
Entryway furniture ideas: benches
Benches are always useful in an entryway. These benches from Danish design brands are built to last.
Round yet edgy, the Maissi Bench from Skagerak is an artistic bench inspired by the handrails from classic staircases and industrial machinery. The narrow style can fit in compact entryways or hallways that also serve as entryways, with plenty of room to fit storage baskets or shoes underneath.
“The idea behind the Cutter Bench is the coherent progression of the frame and the stringent repetition of the slats,” says designer Niels Hvass. The Cutter Bench draws inspiration from the German Bauhaus movement. Its clean simple lines and honest materials make it a great option for an entry space. Pair it with the matching Cutter Box to add tons of storage underneath. The solid wood box features four tiny wheels making it super easy to move around. It also fits perfectly underneath the Cutter Stool if your entryway doesn’t have enough room for a full-sized bench. Both the stool and bench can serve as an extra surface and seat.
Entryway furniture ideas: hang it up
You can never have enough places to hang coats, scarves, dog leashes, and other bits and bobs in an entryway.
The Cutter Wardrobe serves as a coat rack, shelf, and storage unit in one streamlined wall-mounted piece. It works great in hallways or foyers to hang jackets and store hats, scarves, or whatever else you need on hand.
Inspired by the aesthetics of conic pillars, Kristina Dam’s Column Coat Rack is a sculptural work of art that serves a purpose. You can mount several together, or opt for one based on your storage needs. Each piece comes in oak or black stained oak and features four hooks.
With a shelf, a bar, and plenty of hooks, the Grid Coat Hanger packs a ton of function into one sleek and minimal piece. We love the detail of the perforated steel shelf. This piece comes in black or white.
Made with solid brass, Ferm Living’s Curvature Brass Double Hook looks beautiful wherever you style it. It’s sturdy enough for everyday use, making it a great hook option for keys, coats, dog leashes, or whatever else you may need.
Danish designer Peter Johansen collaborated with Normann Copenhagen on the Curve Hook, a playful and modern take on the classic hook. The enlarged size makes it ideal for hanging bulky items. Mix and match the black, white, and Ash options for a neutral yet striking look in your entryway.
The Dots Wood - Set of 5 from MUUTO features 5 hand-selected oak, ash, and walnut dot-shaped hooks that are carefully polished and oiled. We love the variation in sizes and in the natural wood itself which creates a really playful and interesting design on an entryway wall.
“The Attach Coat Hook arose from an interest in the meeting of two elementary shapes: a cylinder and a rectangular box,” says Swiss designer Dimitri Bähler in his first design for MUUTO. “From there, the design was created by combining a simple wood cylinder with an anodized aluminum form, joining together industrial and natural materiality. With its contrasting elements, the Attach Coat Hook brings a refined yet sturdy perspective to the modern coat hook.”
Entryway furniture ideas: freshen up before you head out
It’s always nice to have a mirror to freshen up before you head out the door.
Elegant lines and a simple oval shape make the Poise Oval Mirror a lovely addition to an entryway. Framed with black powder-coated metal, this piece comes with a wooden peg that makes it easy to mount.
Simplistic in design, the Rotating Mirror from Kristina Dam Studio allows you to rotate the mirror for a new perspective in your space. It’s super convenient for quickly freshening up before you head out for the day. We love the simplicity of the black steel frame.
The full-length Georg Mirror has classic Nordic styling. Nordic designer Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm uses solid oak legs that allow you to lean the mirror comfortably against a wall. The legs are made with ethically sourced FSC-certified Oak with a black stained option available as well.
Complete your entryway design with our durable plastic woven rugs from Pappelina.
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