There’s more to hallways than meets the eye—especially when you put them to good use. While you may be used to breezing through your corridor without a second thought, the right design elements can completely change the way you see this space. Transform this neglected strip into an appealing arena for both storage and showcasing some of your favourite things, all it takes is a bit of imagination and a few stylish additions.
To start off, consider the size and shape of your area. For wider hallways, installing some wall shelves is a great way to prioritise vertical space and give an additional surface for storing items like books and magazines, as well as storage baskets beneath. Make sure you instal them on one side of your hallway, giving you enough room to move freely while still taking advantage of this overlooked square footage. Also, be mindful of how you arrange the items on your shelves to avoid a cramped appearance. For instance when using storage boxes, be sure to space them out and if they’re at eye level, use a lid to cover whatever is inside and stack them for a tidier, more modern appearance.
When dealing with a narrow walkway where shelving is not an option, hooks are a great way to use the space for storing seasonal outerwear and other textiles. A narrow bench or console table is also a practical addition when paired with baskets beneath for keeping things out of the way but ready to go. Make the most of what your corridor has to offer with great design that's functional as well as totally fabulous.