How to place everything you need in a narrow hallway: 5 practical tips

Your apartment has a narrow hallway, and there is nothingfits? There are great interior solutions that can completely change a small hallway. For the discussion, we attracted experienced designers who have already worked with such projects. An entrance hall is a visiting card of every home. It has an important communication function: a person gets home from the street, a guest comes into the house, and the first thing he sees is the entrance hall. Often, in a typical dwelling, this room is not too large, irregular, narrow and elongated. To solve the problem with interior zoning, you need to try very hard. But for our designers, nothing is impossible. Initially, the hallway should be decorated inlight colors, with a minimum of external (not built into the walls) furniture and good lighting. If the furniture cannot be built in, then it is better if it belongs to the classic style with elements of minimalism. Marina Vostrikova, architect of the GuruDesign design studio: - The easiest way to balance the proportions of the hallway is to divide it into two main zones: the entrance ("dirty") with a dressing room, shoe cabinets, hangers and a hall, into which the doors of bathrooms and pantries can go. Visually, the zones can be distinguished by different levels of ceilings, different floor coverings, and colors. The number of hallway zones is determined by the wishes of the owners. In the entrance area, a guest hanger, a shoe cabinet, a large illuminated mirror, a banquet or ottoman and a built-in (if the layout allows) wardrobe are usually placed. In the lobby area there is an open shelf for small items. Separate attention should be paid to howthe front door will open. It should not interfere with anything, whatever the room. A small closet, a mirror and a bedside table are the obligatory elements of any hallway.

Keeping things in the hallway

If the hallway allows, you need to use the built-in closet, even if it is shallow - the sliding doors to the ceiling will hide the clothes and things will look neat. Combinations "an open top shelf with hooks or a bar for hangers under it + an open bench with shoe shelves" can also look very impressive. Modular system of open hangers and shelves for dressing rooms offers solutions that can be transformed depending on the season. Use of shirts and slim-closets can save space. Now many workshops make inexpensive and high-quality cabinets for compact hallways. There is a choice. In the storage of accessories will help the upper cabinets,open shelf-consoles, floor baskets. On the floor baskets it is worth paying more attention. They are not only comfortable, beautiful, but also ergonomic. Suitable for almost any interior, they can easily be rearranged if necessary. According to Annika Larsen, a designer from Berlin(Germany), the scourge of all modern premises is the lack of lighting. No matter how small the hallway is, but light walls, high-quality lighting and a large mirror will make it not only stylish, but also visually large. Editorial opinion: - A narrow hallway is not a sentence. A few simple and practically useful tricks with walls, built-in wardrobes and the right choice of lighting are great things to save the day. We also advise you to seek advice from a designer who has already done such projects - it will definitely pay off. You will not spend twice as much on building materials as the interior requires.,,