Tight rooms demand creative thinking. Small spaces also require more than a little personality to keep them from feeling too utilitarian. Take the entryway. Most city apartments lack the square footage to turn them into a grand gesture—many urban dwellers install a few hooks and a lackluster doormat and call it a day—but that doesn’t have to stop you from creating a warm, inviting moment that can set guests at ease upon arrival or make daily life just a bit more beautiful every time you come home. All it takes is a little outside-the-box ingenuity and some careful consideration. To start, look for furniture and accessories with minimal footprints.
Small-Space Hack: How to Fake an Entryway | Architectural Digest