By Displaysense's Lucy Eagland
Your hallway is the first place you see when you enter your home, and it’s the first impression you give to guests. It’s often the most convenient space to store coats, shoes, and other practical outdoor things. But it’s also the smallest space in your house, making hiding clutter a challenge. Choosing the right storage for your hallway will prevent clutter and help create a warm and inviting feeling when you come through the door.
We’ve explored some clever small hallway storage ideas to maximise storage for a clean, inviting hallway.
Tidy away shoes with a shoe rack
Without shoe storage, a hallway can quickly become messy. A shoe rack is ideal for organising shoes in a small space. So, rather than leaving a messy pile of shoes at your front door, you can keep your hallway clean and tidy. In addition, a shoe rack allows you to make use of vertical space in a narrow hallway. Choose a 3 or even 6 tier shoe rack to provide plenty of storage for up to 24 pairs of shoes.
Combine functional storage and bench seating
Hang keys within easy reach
Hanging keys in your hallway will save time hunting for lost keys. A key rack will keep keys organised and ensure you can always find them. However, always ensure keys are tucked out of sight and away from your front door to prevent burglaries.
Choose coat storage with additional shelving
Coats are a clothing essential, and depending on the time of year, they can take up a lot of space. Keep coats and other outdoor items organised with a wall shelf with coat hooks. Choosing a coat rack with extra shelving maximises storage space, allowing you to store coats along with other smaller items.
Keep things organised with small storage
There will always be items, such as gloves and scarves, that tend to get lost! Contain them inside storage boxes and baskets so you can just grab and go before you leave the house. Here are some of our favourite small hallway storage solutions:
- Plastic storage boxes – Plastic storage boxes are hygienic and can easily be cleaned if they become dirty. Clear plastic storage boxes are ideal for finding what you’re looking for, but coloured storage boxes will add a touch of fun to your hallway.
- Wooden storage boxes – Wooden boxes are popular in modern homes as they bring a touch of rustic charm and scandi style to your house. They’re incredibly durable and come in a variety of different finishes. For a personal touch, opt for untreated wood and paint them to match your décor.
- Wicker style baskets – Wicker is an on-trend style. Smaller baskets can be placed on top of a sideboard or shelf, and larger baskets will look stylish placed alongside a shoe rack or coat stand.
- Canvas or felt baskets – For a softer addition, choose canvas or felt storage baskets. Both are hardwearing but less imposing than other styles.
Save space with narrow ladder shelves
Do you have a narrow hallway? Ladder shelves are the perfect storage solution for, particularly narrow spaces. Store clothes, shoes, and accessories without taking up valuable space. Use a ladder shelf to house storage boxes, separating items by type to take the stress out of leaving the house.