Mar 21, 2021

Make an entrance: 9 ideas to make the most of your hallway

Though they’re regularly used, entranceways, stairs, and hallways can often be unloved, hard-to-decorate spaces because of their size, shape, or quality of light. But, with a few clever decorating tweaks – think added storage and home accessories – you can transform awkward, dark, or narrow hallways into inviting and useful areas in your house. Read on to find out how.

1. Use baskets for extra storage

For shoes, umbrellas and other going-out essentials, storage baskets will keep your hallway tidy and free from clutter. Hang smaller baskets on a row of coat hooks to store little and light items such as dog leashes or reusable shopping bags or line the floor with larger, more sturdier styles for trainers and boots. In addition to providing extra storage, they’ll perk up the area with colour and texture too.

2. Create space with a mirror

Especially important in small or narrow spaces, adding a mirror to your hallway will maximise light and create a sense of space. Make a feature wall by hanging a group of mirrors, or use a full-length mirror to fill a large or empty wall. A mirror in your entranceway serves a functional purpose too, as you can use it to check your appearance before leaving the house.

3. Add a welcoming doormat

Place a colourful doormat at your front door to create a bright and welcoming entrance for you and your guests. Swap the usual brown mat for something with more pattern and personality, such as our Hello Doormat with a blue geometric pattern, our Hola Adios Doormat in pink and green, or our Leopard Doormat in roaring orange.

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