More than just a home’s thoroughfare, hallways are where shoes, keys and coats tend to live.
As well as coat stands and benches, console tables are a hallway’s best friend. Like slim coffee tables on long legs, they’re for all those last little things you need to grab when leaving the house.
Give your hallway some TLC with designs to turn this neglected space into a useful and attractive extra room. For a practical, hard-working space, there are coat stands and wall-mounted coat hooks, storage benches and trunks, and wooden shoe racks and metal shoe storage units to free up valuable storage space in the bedroom.
Or go the glamorous, grand entrance route with designs that combine functionality with decorative appeal: a chic console table
– with an oversized vase or a distinctive table lamp
– an accent chair, perhaps, or gloss-lacquered cupboards for a luxurious, streamlined space – don’t forget to add a statement ceiling light for a show-stopping entrance.
Hallway too narrow for storage or tables? Make it seem lighter, brighter and more spacious with mirrors
in multiples, every interior designer’s favourite trick.