The entrance room in your home is the first impression your guests receive when entering. If you are constantly clambering over clutter this not the ideal effect you want to start with. Sort it out for good with these handy tips for a smart and practical hallway. Even the smallest solutions such as coat hooks and wall-hung shelving units will make a huge amount of difference to your entrance room.
Console tables provide a great opportunity for adding decorative flair with pictures, ornaments and flowers, but also as a place to store items. Look for a narrow but wide design that has drawers, racks, shelves or even a pull-out desk so it can double up as a temporary office space.
Fit narrow open shelves
Fit narrow open shelves so you can quickly grab what you need when you’re leaving the house in a hurry. Pretty lined wicker baskets will keep the area looking tidy, while adjustable shelves will make the most of your space. Remember to store laptop bags and handbags high up so the kids can’t reach them and tip the contents out.
If you’ve got the room, stagger your hooks at varying heights so the kids can reach them and to add visual interest. Allocate each member of the family a hook and, to avoid over-cluttering, keep out-of-season jackets somewhere else.
Invest in a stylish but practical doormat to catch dirt and debris before it enters your home, and protect your flooring or carpet with a hallway runner, too.