SOLID WOOD HALLWAY FURNITURE IDEAS
6 ways to tame your hallway.
CREATE AN ORGANISED HALLWAY
As the entrance to your home, your hallway is a snapshot of your life for visitors, and it’s the first and last thing you see when you leave the house. As the hub of a busy home the hallway can quickly become a disaster zone of shoes, wellington boots, abandoned coats, fallen umbrellas and forgotten post.
A glance over an organised hallway with everything in its place compared to something that looks like a dumping ground will start the day on the right foot and welcome you back in good spirits at night. We’ve put together 6 ideas to tame your space with solid wood hallway furniture from Indigo.
Item Shown: The Merchant’s Chest
Idea 1: Coats & Jackets in their place
If your bannister is the go-to spot for all of the families coats then the first thing to do is find a home for them. Most people own coats for each different seasons, so pack away your winter coats in summer, and vice versa as the seasons change. Our weather can be fickle in the UK so make space in your wardrobe to store so they are easily accessible.
Make sure each family member has a their own coat hook and knows to use it! Indigo’s range of solid wood Hallway Stands will sit happily in your hallway, and the addition of 3 sets of pronged swivel hooks will ensure there’s plenty of space for all of the families coats – a really hard working piece of hallway furniture – choose from solid pine or oak.
Item Shown: Alderman Oak Hallway Stand
Idea 2: A spot to pop your boots and shoes on
A solid wood hallway bench creates an inviting entrance way, dress with a set of cushions to lend comfort. You’ll be able to sit down to put your shoes or wellies on, and you can store the everyones shoes underneath
– baskets or old fruit crates lend a rustic touch and keep footwear neat and tidy, again each family member can have their own container. The bench can be brought into your dining and living space if more seating is needed for impromptu guests. If you can’t accommodate a bench then why not consider a little occasional chair instead?
Item Shown: Aged Oak Pew Bench
Idea 3: Everything in its place
A robust storage unit in solid pine or oak is a hardworking furniture piece for your hallway – making sure there’s a place for everything so you don’t waste time in the morning hunting for your car keys or laptop.
If you hate clutter then choose a chest of drawers or cupboard so you can close the doors – or a cube unit makes a good compromise The Six Plank Cubbyhole Storage Unit can be customised with deep dovetailed drawers, “hide-all” doors or simply left open for easy access.
Item Shown: Six Plank Cubbyhole Storage Unit
Idea 4: A sense of Space & Light
If your hallway isn’t blessed with floods of natural light then choose a statement mirror – ideal for a quick visual check before you leave the house and also fills the space with reflected light making it feel bigger and even more welcoming.
Indigo mirrors are crafted with a solid wood surround in pine or oak to match your other hallway furniture.
Item Shown: Plank Mirror
Idea 5: Be gone soggy umbrellas!
With the UK average precipitation at 133 days of rain or snow (and don’t we know it!) an umbrella is an essential bit of kit.
Unfortunately, they are always dumped in the hallway and usually dripping wet. A large wicker basket makes the ideal spot for brollies – with the addition of robust plastic bag or tray in the base you can also make sure that drips are kept at bay.
Idea 6: A welcoming table that hides clutter
A console table is a good mix of closed storage, a display surface and handy shelf. Pop a big bunch of flowers from the garden in a vase to welcome guests, whilst the deep drawers are the ideal spot for car keys and electronic devices.
Use this as your ‘post base’ and segment the drawers for each family member’s letters – a handy basket can be used to ditch junk mail and pizza menus into, ahead of taking them out to the recycling bin. The base shelf can hold extra storage baskets, small logs for the fire or use to store shoes and boots.
Head over to our hallway section for more solid wood hallway furniture ideas and do let us know your thoughts below.
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