Coat closet attached to bench area. Nice way to keep bulky coats out of the way. Hooks above bench can be mainly for hats & scarves, etc. Need spot (off the bench and floor) to store bags/backpacks & my purse. Maybe hook or shelf inside coat closet?
I've always wanted a wreath that was Christmas-y AND winter-y so that it could stay put through February. Flannel scraps in holiday colors make for the perfect mixed plaid wreath. Add some sprigs of greenery, pine cones, and red berries.