The hallway is often the smallest space in the home, yet its purpose is to store lots of stuff. Keeping the hallway clutter free can be a challenge especially if you have a growing family; nobody wants to trip over a mountain of shoes when they come in. Here at Laura James, we have a range of stylish storage solutions to help you keep your hallway clutter free and create a warm and welcoming entrance to your home.
Tackle the Shoe Pile
Our shoes usually live in the hallway, perhaps not all but the ones we use everyday that we can slip on in a hurry are often right next to the front door. To avoid shoe pile ups a little organisation can help make sure every family member knows where to put their own shoes, which will hopefully keep the space clutter free. Shoe baskets or a storage bench are a great option for the hallway as it not only gives you a place to sit to put your shoes on but it keeps the shoes tucked underneath.
If you have a narrower hallway you may want to consider a shoe cabinet. These are often taller and slimmer and designed to fit in the hallway without taking up too much space.
Creating a designated space for coats and bags will help keep your hallway clutter under control. Firstly, limit the number of coats you have in the hallway; you don’t need to keep all or your coats downstairs, keep your big winter warmers in storage during the summer months and swap them when the weather turns cooler. If you don’t have a cupboard, then a coat rack is handy if you have the wall space. If you need a little extra storage, then opt for a coat rack with a shelf or baskets above to store accessories like hats and gloves.
Cupboards & Consoles
A console table is a useful item of furniture for a hallway, not only do they look stylish, but they are practical too. At Laura James we have a range of console tables for all interior tastes. For a sleek and minimal look try the Harris table, or if you prefer a style with storage then the beautiful Willow console table comes with a lower shelf and a drawer to keep your things organised. The other option is to have a small cupboard in the hallway; ideal for keeping important mail and various keys out of sight.
Now that you’ve organised your hallway and are making use of the practical storage you can style the space. Adding artwork, quirky quote prints or family photos will give your hallway some personality. Decorate shelves or a console table with plants, accessories and your favourite scented candle and add a pretty umbrella stand if you have room. If your hallway is dark, then invest in a stylish lamp to create ambience.
Revamp your hallway with Laura James.