Is your hallway in need of simple and stylish storage solutions? If you're done with the days of tripping over shoes, finding your coat in a crumpled heap and frantically searching for your keys every-time you attempt to leave the house, the answer should be yes.
When it comes to designing a hallway that's organised, clutter-free and an inviting space for guests, carefully thinking through storage solutions is a must. Our selection of ideas are here to help.
1. Maximise hallway space with an all-in-one storage solution
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 hallway addition.
We love the vintage feel of this Cooper Hall Stand from Atkin & Thyme.
2. Use a simple solution 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 storage solution that promise to make your life easier. Hung from a spare coat hook, they're perfect for storing all of your doggie essentials – happy walking.
We love this set of Natural White Artisan Baskets from Cox & Cox.
3. Designate a spot for storing keys on a stylish console table
Console tables are a smart and stylish addition to any hallway, 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. Don't allow letters to litter your hallway
If a daily influx of junk mail leaves your hallway floor littered with letters, this storage solution 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 ideas for under stair space could be your storage 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. Visually enhance functional storage solutions with decorative pieces
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 option if you're looking to add interest to a basic storage solution.
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.