Recently, I’ve been fantasizing about having a larger hallway. You know the type, wide enough to have gorgeous seating, loads of storage and room enough to swing at least the cat if not the kids (metaphorically speaking of course). Sadly unless we win the lottery, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. It’s time for me to get real! We’re planning a major overhaul of our home in the next year, and I’m on the hunt to make our small hallway look more stylish, as well as practical.
I know I’m probably not alone with my yearning for a larger hallway, so I’ve done a bit of shopping around on both our behalves. Ready?……
5 PRACTICAL & STYLISH SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL HALLWAYS
1. DECORATIVE – MUUTO THE DOTS COAT HOOKS
What I love about these fun Muuto Dots is that they fulfil both the practical (you can hang your coats/bags), whilst adding some style (they’re decorative) at the same time. You can also have fun arranging them in any pattern and with 8 colours to choose from you can really add a pop of colour to suit your decor. You could even mix them up. Priced at £89 a set of three (small, medium and large dots).
2. ADD REFLECTIVE LIGHT – DANUBE CARRIAGE MIRROR
No matter how narrow or small your hall, most of us can be guaranteed some wall space. As with most small spaces, using the vertical is usually your only option. Mirrors are great at reflecting light and for making spaces appear larger than they actually are so it’s worth investing in one for any hall. I’m rather smitten with this Danube Carriage Mirror. Admittedly, your hallway is going to have to be long enough to accommodate its landscape shape, but it does have a shelf, which for me, adds more interest. It’s perfect if you like to stylise your hallways. It only comes in black but as black grounds any design scheme it’ll look great in most homes. It’s a tad on the expensive side at £795, but just think how gorgeous your hallway would look. (She says trying to convince the I.E. Hubs.)
3. STORE – STEP UP LADDER SHOE RACK
If there’s one pet hate of mine it’s the fact that even though we have 2 shoe cupboards, (one is er mine, grins awkwardly) the I.E. family fails time and time again, to put them away. So I’m kind of falling for this Step Up Shoe Ladder as it’s kinda of quirky and cool, and the kids might actually use it. Simplistic in its design, which I love, it would fit in with most modern hallway spaces. It comes in two sizes and doesn’t take up too much space as well as being easy to relocate if you decide to move things around. Prices £99 for small £129 for the large.
4. ADD SOME METALLICS – BRASS HAIRPIN CONSOLE
I love console tables, and only wish I could include one in our hall (sighs). If you can, add one to your hall, they’re not only practical ie., a place for the post, keys etc, but in the case of long hallways help create a focal point. It also means you get to faff around and add interesting objects and accessories to them. In short, they make your halls look more appealing and more like a room than a neglected space.
All spaces benefit from adding metallics, no matter what your preference whether it be gold, copper or as in this case brass, they add warmth and an element elegance and luxury. My halls too small for this beautiful hairpin legged console, but I’ve included it for you in case you can. The top has a simple geometric pattern which adds some additional interest. Priced at £475.
5. ORGANISE & STORE – AMPH BLACK WALL STORAGE
Back to using the vertical, these fab wired storage baskets will provide both storage and somewhere to hang up your coats. There’s also a matching storage bench, and floor shelving. Personally, I like to mix things up and buy from different collections/stores, as you create a more unique look and not one straight out of a catalogue. Priced at £99.
Just in case you missed my post on sustainable brand Wedowood, I am still contemplating their beautiful Coat Frame for our hall. You may want to check it out.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by…….
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