Oh, the hallway! The place where everything is dropped down on the way into your home - it can be a real nightmare. It's one of the smallest spaces in the house but also a space where you need storage for bulky items, it should also look organised and tidy, should anyone come to your door. It is good Feng Shui to have an organised and clear entrance to your home - as this is believed to allow positive energy and wealth into your home.
Have a seasonal clear out and tidy up to help keep this a nice welcoming space to enter your home. We love the industrial look so in this blog we will be looking at hardwearing industrial furniture that will provide ample storage opportunities in this high footfall space.
Remove summer items
It's getting less likely that you will be needing your flip flops when you head out - we're far more likely to be grabbing some trainers or boots from now on! So store them elsewhere to clear up space for more bulky autumnal footwear. While you're at it pack away any sun hats and light summer jackets. Hopefully, you will still be needing your sunglasses so get an industrial console table with a drawer to make storing these little items easier and tidier.
Invest in a shoe organiser
With autumn and winter come more bulky footwear so invest in a wooden shoe rack or a hallway bench. This will not only provide a space for storage but also a very handy to sit on as you battle to get big boots on and tie up shoelaces. The Standford bench is a great study choice and for hidden storage, you can add some wicker baskets below.
Think outside the hallway
You don't have to store everything in the hallway. Keen gardeners can store wellies in their garden shed, garage or utility room, the same goes for sports shoes that don't get worn every day like muddy running shoes, football or rugby boots. We really don't want to see them in the entrance hall!
Go basket crazy
Use wicker baskets to create as much storage space as possible - assign one for gloves, one for scarves, one for hats etc, or allocate one to each person in your home. You can place these under a hallway bench or under a console table. An industrial sideboard is not just for the dining room or living room, if you have the space, a sideboard is a worthy addition to your hallway with cupboards and drawers for all those things that you like to keep tidy by the front door.