Being the first area you step in upon entering your home, the hallway needs just as much love and care as your living room, bedroom or kitchen. Despite being smaller than those spaces, it gives you an amazing opportunity to show the world what a creative and organized person you are, especially if it’s spiced up and beautifully decorated. If you want such a hallway, you need to look into hallway storage solutions first and find ideas that will help you achieve your goals. Here are a few you need to look into right away.
Words: Amelia Atkins
In order to organize proper storage space, your hallway needs to be completely decluttered and free from all unnecessary items. This may not be your favorite project ever, but it’s still something you absolutely need to do if you want a cool new hallway. Decluttering it can actually be completed in a matter of hours, as long as you know what you’re trying to accomplish, so you need to remove all your shoes, bags, coats and jackets, as well as your junk mail, umbrellas and other things that just don’t belong there.
Add a seating solution
No matter how small your hallway is, there’s always room to sit – anything from a couple of chairs to a tiny bench will do the trick and really help you organize your hallway. What’s even better is that these seating options can also double as storage as well, giving you the best of both worlds. You can even try designing and making your own bench you can use for storing your most valuable possessions – from umbrellas and raincoats to mail and even car keys – and always keep them close by.
Build cabinets and shelves
If you’re living in a tiny home and are always lacking storage space, you can make the most of your hallway and maximize the space you have there. Putting every inch to good use is a great idea, and the best way to turn it into practice is by getting a wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelf that can prove to be one of the most effective and elegant storage solutions out there. These shelving units are reliable, durable and visually appealing, and can really take your hallway to a whole new level.
Another problem that comes with organizing the storage space in the hallway is the space above the front door – this is an area nobody pays attention to and very few people actually want to spend time figuring out a way to put this space to good use. But, if you apply a few easy and effective vertical solutions, you can save a ton of space in your hallway and still make it look good. Those over-the-door shelves are useful in every room of the house, and especially in the hallway, so a few of these might actually do the trick and help you save all those valuable inches of unused space.
Squeezing in a storage unit in your hallway might not be the easiest thing in the world, but, as you can see, it’s still doable if you think outside the box and aren’t afraid to explore unusual and seemingly crazy solutions. Try to have fun while doing it, and you may end up with more space than you’ve hoped for!