One of the most underrated areas of the home, the humble hallway is often overlooked when it comes to interior design—but that’s all about to change. Add seating and style by sprucing things up with an inviting hallway bench, the perfect excuse to linger in your new favourite space.
It’s more than likely that the hallways in your homes aren’t exactly beacons of inspiration when it comes to interior design. Most often cramped, poorly lit, and not exactly functional, who can blame you for not putting the effort in? Or at least, that's what we used to think.
Before you start to fret that you don’t have impossibly high ceilings or magnificent mouldings to make a high-impact hallway—relax, and realize that all it takes are some key design pieces. Putting this once neglected stretch of square footage to good use, an inviting bench is a stylish way to add both seating and storage to overlooked corridors. Go for rustic charm with a farmhouse-inspired bench, a practical and oh-so-pretty piece you can pair with extra baskets underneath to store outerwear you’d rather keep out of the way. Or if luxury is what you’re after, don’t be surprised to find party guests lingering in the hallway once you introduce a lush bench with plenty of velvet throw pillows. Match with a glamorous side table to bring a touch of decadence to this little space, you’ll be shocked by the difference it makes.
When it comes to interiors, no nook or cranny should ever be overlooked and this simple upgrade is proof. In spite of their limited footprint, each hallway is bursting with potential for style, seating, and practical storage—something a bench offers in spades.