The first impression visitors receive about your home is based on your front hallway. Make the entrance to your home an inviting, tidy place. Get organized, so that you can have an easy access to your outdoor essentials.
Your hallway has a very important function in the house. It is a place to store seasonal clothing and outdoor items. To get the most out of your hallway, combine functionality and style. The first thing to do is decide what you need in your hallway. Then you can think how to make it look attractive.
Depending on the size of your hallway, you might choose to buy a simple coat rack or a hallway closet. The coat rack may be affixed to the wall or free-standing. In either case, you will probably need to install shelves for hats, scarves, gloves, umbrellas or briefcases. Another possibility is to turn to a carpenter to build a hallway closet to fit in the space. The advantage of the built-in hallway closet is that it helps you keep your things organized and hidden behind closed doors. If the hallway is small, you may want to install sliding doors to your closet. Use white or beige colors so that the hallway will not look too overcrowded, or mirror doors.
You might opt to decorate a wall in the hallway with a big, bright pattern. It will look cheerful and since you don’t spend too much time in the hallway, it won’t get on your nerves. For this purpose washable paint is a good choice, because it is easy to clean or redo when necessary. You should also pay special attention to the hallway floor. It gets the most traffic of the entire home, so it should be able to withstand wear and tear. Avoid plain, pale shades, because dirt will be more visible. A carpet is also not a good choice, because it will be really hard to clean.
Choose the furniture and decorations according to your personal style, but don’t forget to keep the hallway clean and organized. A welcoming hallway will lift your spirits every time you enter or leave your home.