There's no better way to refresh your entrance than by means of savvy hallway storage ideas to help you tidy up. Indeed, the days of a messy greeting on arrival are done, and no more tripping over shoes when you only wanted to reach the bedroom...
Hall storage is must in every home, and most especially if you've a busy household with various sets of coats, keys and mismatched shoes to stow away, in an elegant fashion. Keep scrolling for our nifty hallway storage solutions and you simply won't look back.
Then for hallway ideas and inspiration that goes beyond the realms of storage hacks – check out our feature.
- If you're designing a hallway from scratch, we can help too.
1. Maximise space with hallway seating benches with storage
If you're blessed with a large hallway, if renting prevents you from drilling into walls or you want to create a more relaxed feel to your space, an unfitted storage unit is worth a thought. Opting for an all-in-one unit that combines a coat rack with hallway shoe storage and a spot to sit down maximises space while functioning as an attractive addition.
We love the vintage feel of this Cooper Hall Stand from Atkin & Thyme.
2. Use pegs for storing dog leads
The search for dog leads, balls and poop bags can be a frustrating one if you've been volunteered for the early-morning walk. Wicker baskets are a stylish hallway storage idea that promises to make your life easier. Hung from a spare coat hook or cool peg rail let's them be on display and very much ready for all doggo walks.
We love this set of Natural White Artisan Baskets from Cox & Cox.
3. Designate a spot for storing keys on a stylish hallway console table
Console tables are a smart and stylish hallway storage idea, creating an understated focal point that also serves a practical purpose. Opting for a design with different compartments encourages organisation as different sections can be designated for different purposes, be that storing letters, address books, umbrellas or other daily essentials.
Find this Oak Storage Console Table at Cox & Cox.
4. Prop a ladder shelf against the wall if you have a narrow hallway
If you like the idea of a console table but your narrow hallway doesn't allow for it, propping a rustic-looking ladder shelf against the wall is a great alternative.
With shelves for displaying decorative house plants and storing every day essentials; a hook to keep keys at hand and a ladder rung for hanging light coats and jackets, this Skagerak Nomad Rail makes for a handy narrow hallway storage solution.
5. Bring order to letters that litter a hallway
If a daily influx of junk mail leaves your entrance littered with letters, this hallway storage idea is an easy fix. Pinned up next to the door, it's perfect for storing letters so that you know exactly where they can be found when you have time to read them.
We love the industrial feel of this Farringdon Letter Holder from Garden Trading.
6. Maximise under-stairs storage space
Often overlooked, clever under stair storage space could be your salvation. Coupled with deep drawers, this hallway shoe cabinet is also a great spot for storing dog walking essentials, toys and winter woolies.
These drawers are by Clever Closet.
7. Create a unique design feature with bike storage solutions
To the frustration of those tired of side-shuffling past, bikes are too often stored in the hallway. A well chose wall-mount provides the most perfect of bike storage solutions; keeping them up and out of the way, while still on hand and away from the risk of robbery. If you're lucky enough to have a stylish bike frame, mounting it on a bike storage rack even makes for a unique design feature.
Find this Bicycle Wall Rack at Crowdyhouse.
8. Pick out wall hung hallway storage units to max out space
Coupling a functional fitted coat storage unit with a stylishly decorated shelf (styled with a zen enhancing house plants, perfectly displayed pictures and other attractive bits and bobs) is a great hallway storage idea if you're looking to add interest to your space.
Find this Antiqued Brass Iron Shelf at Cox & Cox.
9. Organise shoes in an open storage unit
If you're looking for a hallway shoe storage solution that allows you to see and organise all of your shoes in one place, a solid open storage unit could be for you. Sturdy and timeless pieces, they double up as an effective console table when paired with statement glassware and delicate house plants.
Find this Large Wooden Box Unit at Cox & Cox.
10. Customise storage solutions to suit the whole family
When designing a storage solution to suit the whole family, make choices that enable and encourage children to stay organised. This could include coat pegs within their reach; baskets where they can easily find their scarves, gloves and winter woolies or a spot for them to sit down and remove their shoes.
We love the versatility of storage solutions from Ikea.
11. Use a modular system for hallway coat and shoe storage
A modular system is a great hallway storage idea because you can personalise it completely to your space and needs. String shelving is made up of different modular components that you can build up and evolve as much as you want, choosing from shelves, cabinets, drawers and more. We love its neat looks – very contemporary Scandi.
12. Upcycle antiques to create practical hallway storage
We love this combination of ideas: a useful pegboard for everything from coats to dog leads to keys, and a cabinet to stash away everything from letters to all those bits and pieces that end up on the hall table, however hard you try to keep it tidy...
13. Be clever with hallway furniture ideas
Another clever idea using budget furniture that can be easily adapted to an under stairs space. This bookcase and trolley combination is from Ikea and is a) smart, b) practical and c) affordable. Here, it's used for paperwork, but it would make a great storage solution for the family's shoes, scarves and gloves.
14. Pick a hallway wardrobe to hide coats away
If your hallway has the breadth, it's worth buying a wardrobe for it to hide away the family's coats and shoes. For a contemporary, light-starved space, choose one with glazed or mirrored doors to enhance the space; for a larger hallway like this one, pick one that's characterful to heighten the hallway's period feel.