Take a few tips on organizingspaces in the hallway, and believe me, your shoes and other items will be in perfect order. The transition from winter to spring is the best period to use to get rid of unnecessary items before entering your home. Consider the eight ways we offer to refresh your entryway. Their implementation will give warmth to space, add storage space for shoes, equipment and other items, set the tone for the rest of the house. Even if you have not improved the whole room, but only a section of the wall.
1. Make a list of gadgets that you would like to have in the hallway
Coming home, notice which itemsand accessories are with you - this will help determine the range of furniture and accessories that you will need. For example, silk scarves will require a box or basket, while shelves or hooks are necessary for bags. Here is an example of such a list:
- shoe tray;
- chest of drawers;
- tray for mail;
- capacity for waste paper and junk mail.
2. Think over the composition of the furniture, be creative.
Sometimes it is useful to repurpose the existingroom instead of an extension new. And it is not necessary to put a hard wooden bench in the hallway. A small double sofa or chair will be a charming addition. However, if you are afraid of stains, slip a cover over the chair. In this world, as a convenient store, an old chest of drawers can find its second life.
3. Decorate the space with colorful decorations and elements of fine art.
Paints can work wonders. Covering walls, stencil patterns on the floor, repainting furniture give the situation a completely new look. The combination of pale green and white colors creates an atmosphere of spring and looks especially refreshing. At the same time for such decorations does not require large expenditures. Here are some ideas for an inexpensive wall decor:
- Cut botanical illustrations from old books.
- Cut out a photo page from a beautiful calendar.
- Make a herbarium of leaves and flowers from your garden or backyard, put them in a transparent case (plastic film, bag) and hang on the wall in a frame.
- Fill the hoop bought in the store with samples of colorful fabrics.
4. Take advantage of the small space.
Remember - if you don’t have a hallway, it’s notmeans that you can not have an attractive and neat corner at the entrance where you can put shoes and hang an umbrella. Or a hat. A simple built-in or hanging shelf and a few hooks - all you sometimes really need. If you want to raise the perception status of this zone to the level of a mini-room, focus your attention on the wall, painting it or pasting there with colorful wallpaper to highlight a particular area. Or maybe you do not want an accent and want a smooth harmony? Decorate the wall anyway, but make a smooth, seamless transition from the created area to the color scheme of the rest of the room.
5. Consider flooring options.
For the entrance hall is, in the literal sense,transit transition zone between the external and internal environment. Dirt, snow or rainwater comes to you from the street along with shoes and other objects, so think carefully about what material to make the floor. If you are starting from scratch, consider practical materials such as stone or tile. Otherwise, cover the existing flooring with a hard natural fiber mat or even lay it on the street.
6. Create a comfortable zone for the whole family.
If you can divide the space, it shouldbecome a reason to allocate a corner for each person. A basket, a shelf and a set of hooks for individual use by every man, woman and child will allow them to pick up things from the floor to ensure proper maintenance. It remains to make sure that everyone is aware of the responsibility to empty the basket in time, not allowing it to overflow, and you can return to other matters.
7. Add something like a control center.
Since the entrance hall is often the last placewhich we see when leaving the house, it is most suitable for the placement of the said center. As a miniature office, it is an organizing start for the whole family. Here are a few things you could do here:
- Wall calendar;
- small table;
- hanging shelves;
8. Find additional space.
Not enough room indoors? Make your garage, veranda, porch addition to the space at the front door. If you live in an apartment building, you will probably have the opportunity to equip a small storage room near your door.