The hallway is an often overlooked aspect of the home but one that can have an enormous impact on the entire house. This is often the first space that people will notice when they enter the home, so you will want to make a good first impression and set the tone for the rest of the house. With this in mind, here are a few ways that you can maximize this space and improve your home.
Add Wardrobes Under the Stairs With Storage
When you enter the home, you do not want to be faced with clutter that can make you feel stressed. This is why adding wardrobes under the stairs with storage boxes is smart as it will help you to keep your entranceway clear while also helping you to keep items that you need when leaving the house easily accessible.
Coat Hooks & a Bench
You will also find it helpful to have coat hooks on the wall so that you can easily store your coats and avoid people having to bring them into the home. Additionally, a bench with space for shoes will allow people to easily put on/remove their shoes when leaving/entering the home.
Hang a Mirror
A mirror on the wall can serve a few purposes in the hallway. Obviously, it is helpful for checking your appearance before entering/leaving the home but it is also a great way to maximize natural light and make the area feel much bigger. In addition to this, you will find that hanging a mirror can improve the decoration of what can be a bland space. The key is to use strong adhesives that will hold the mirror in place.
Experiment With Lighting
Lighting is key for setting the tone and atmosphere, so you will want to experiment with lighting in the hallway to set the right atmosphere throughout the house. In addition to using layered lighting, you could experiment with a chandelier or another interesting lighting fixture to add to the decoration in the space.
Add Eye-Catching Artwork
Following on from this, you should also add interesting and eye-catching artwork to the area. Decorating with artwork in the hallways can create a more complete, professionally-decorated look within the house and add visual appeal as soon as you enter the home.
These are a few of the best ways that you can make the most out of your hallway. Often, this is a forgotten or overlooked part of the house but it is actually very important both practically and aesthetically. You will want to make a good first impression and the above are a few areas to focus on that will help you to improve your hallway and, in turn, your entire home.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.