Hallways are one of the hardest areas in our homes to maximize potential of and decorate into something we adore. Whether it’s the size, the layout, the location or something else that makes it difficult for you, we believe the hallway should still be a space that you love! We’ve shared ideas for decorating your hallway before, but when the folks at Chadwicks sent us this infographic all about making the most of your hallway, we like the ideas and wanted to show you some inspiration, too.
12 Ways to Make Your Hallway Decor Work
It’s very true that you can maintain a clean, organized hallway while still creating storage space. Just get creative!
Use a narrow console table (via) to add storage without blocking the passageway.
Seating works double duty in this hallway niche.
These tips still provide your hallway with the open feeling while offering convenience and personality.
Work Your Wall Space
Going vertical provides storage without using floor space.
Many people have at least one person in their family who leaves a trail of personal belongs from the door to any other room in the house. A functional hallway “drop zone” is a great way to let them “drop their belongings” as they enter, but in designated place.
With these convenient tips everything will have a place and it won’t be on the floor! It’s always such a great feeling when everything has a place and now it will!
Hidden storage almost feels like a deep dark secret, but somehow if it’s organized, it’s no longer dark, it’s just a secret. These forms of storage are a great way to keep things out of sight and out of mind.
Install a slim cupboard or cubbies behind the door — or even a stealthy mudroom like Jenna Sue Designs.
These DIY rustic wall bins would be a great fit as well!
or these easy-to-build wall pockets for inside a cabinet door (free plans here).
This is perfect for a closet, too, to create a mudroom space like An Inviting Home.
Turn your staircase into drawers — not for the faint of heart, but such a smart use of space!
Creating organized storage spaces doesn’t just give you a place for your things, it also maximizes your space, giving you more options and more room.
Capitalize on Cupboards
Maximizing your stairs for their space is a great way to give yourself more storage room and keep your hallways clean. Instead of throwing away the space under the stairs, open it up and use it for décor or storage. Built in drawers and dividers under stairs are also becoming more popular as they add character and use out of an otherwise wasted area, and again, give you a way to make the most of your hallway space.
Remove the door from the cupboard under the stairs to more space, and storage (image via BHG)
Install drawers under your stairs. Love this! (via Traditional Home)
Use under-stairs compartments for storage and organizing. (image via Shelterness)
As we said before, we want every space in your home to be a space that you love and the hallway is no exception! With all of the possibilities, you should figure out how you can fall in love with your hallway today!