Hello there again! Did you have some time to think a little about your space in the hallway? Perhaps you have a clear idea of exactly what to store; but not how to make it look nice, airy and clutter free? Here are six tips to help you.
Simply Home Decorating, Photography Tracey Ayton
Tip 1 – Store your stuff in a cloakroom
If you really have the luxury of keeping your everyday things in a separate cloakroom you can make your entryway completely clutter free and beautiful. However, you might not have this option, but instead a large recess, where you can hang coats and store shoes. Why not create a built-in custom cabinet there, maybe using sliding barn doors, which will conserve space and can add character?
If you have a recess; but the property is not yours, then you will probably not want to invest much into the hallway space. How about closing the recess with a curtain? The fabric you choose can determine the color and style of your entryway. However, not all fabrics are suitable for this purpose. I recommend that you check the fabric is suitable for a curtain use. Talk to the supplier about the way you plan to use it daily and get their opinion if it is easy to open on regular basis and if it doesn’t crease a lot.
Tip 2 – Built in cupboards for extra storage
Tip 3 – Somewhere to sit
If you still have space after after the built-in cupboards my next tip is to place some kind of seating in your hallway. Add a bench or a comfy armchair. How great is it to be able to sit down when you struggle to put on some boots? Or if you’re like me, being able to sit down sounds good every time! In addition, you can put your handbag on it while you are preparing yourself to leave.
Tip 4 – Improve your hallway by good lighting
Tip 5 – Lay practical but attractive tiles
Tip 6 – Create your story by displaying your items as part of the décor
Maybe you don’t feel the need to hide your things, or just don’t have the option. Consider if it is possible to display them in a way that is pleasing to the eye? You could group your hats in some creative way, use pretty decorative baskets for your scarfs and gloves or display the items you like most on open shelving.