Of all the rooms in your home, the hallway has a unique role – it’s the space that welcomes you home after a long day and the one that gives your guests that all important first impression. So whether you are looking for decorative hallway furniture, need some practical hall storage ideas, or simply some hints and tips to help keep your entrance clutter free, your choice of furniture plays a key part of creating your ideal home.
Hallways come in all shapes and sizes, some long and thin, others wide and spacious. Whatever space you have, here at the Wooden Furniture Store we have plenty of smart hallway storage ideas to help. From small tables, hall units and cupboards. there's plenty of inspiration for you to make the most of the space you have.
Hallway furniture can make all the difference to your home
Once you step through the front door, across the threshold and into your home, the hall is the room that greets you. It’s also the space that your guests will see as their first impression of your home, and by extension, of you. Given this fact, it is surprising that many of the UKs hallways are simply treated as connecting spaces between the outside world and the first ‘main’ room of the house. Often little more than a dumping ground for shoes, coats, hats, keys and anything else you can think of, many entrances are relegated to become a glorified storage area, and often not enough thought or care is put into their arrangement or décor.
So why not give your home (and yourself) a well deserved lift and treat your hallway to a makeover – start with a fresh coat of paint or new wallpaper to brighten and lift the surroundings. Smart storage solutions will help keep everything neat and tidy, and a well chosen rug gives you a reason to remove those dirty shoes, and store them away in a wooden shoe rack.
The Craftsmanship Behind Our Furniture
When you buy from the Wooden Furniture Store, you're investing in craftsmanship. Our Mobel Oak range, for example, is crafted from the highest quality solid oak, designed to withstand the daily hustle and bustle of family life. The attention to detail, from the dovetail joints to the smooth finish, sets our furniture apart. We think that every home can benefit from a neat and welcoming entrance, but how do you go about planning the perfect hallway - well, it depends on many different factors. Here’s our simple guide on how to get started.
Step One: Practical Tips for Choosing Hallway Furniture
Selecting the right furniture for your hallway can be a daunting task. Here are some practical tips to guide you:
- Measure your space: Always measure the available space before making a purchase.
- Consider traffic flow: Make sure the furniture doesn't obstruct the walkway.
- Multi-functional is key: Opt for furniture that offers both storage and aesthetic appeal.
Step Two: What furniture do you need for your hallway?
Clearly, the answer to that question depends largely on two things; first, what size and type of space you are working with and secondly, who will be using it. One of the most obvious items to consider is a suitable shoe storage - a real must-have for a busy family home. There’s nothing more likely to create a sense of clutter and mess than piles of shoes clogging up the hallway, so get them all tidied away and out of sight. At the Wooden Furniture Store we have plenty of shoe storage options available, from oak shoe cupboards to tall shoe storage units, designed to fit into a narrow area when space is at a premium.
A shoe storage unit is a great start; but most homes need more to help keep the hallway free of clutter. The next most popular item are our selection of hallway console tables. These are all designed to look great but also to provide useful storage for those smaller items such as car keys and phones.
Another useful home styling tricks is to use mirrors to create a sense of space, especially important for a small hallway and you can add the final piece to complete your hall storage with a wooden coat rack. You can see our selection of mirrors and wooden coat racks here.
Our range of hallway furniture is not just about aesthetics; it's about functionality too. For instance, our shoe storage units double as seating benches, and our console tables come with drawers to keep your keys and mail organized. Imagine walking into a hallway that not only looks inviting but also solves your daily storage dilemmas.
Step Three: What material do you prefer?
Oak Hall Furniture
An ever-popular choice, light oak has always been an effective material and oak hallway furniture in general is sleek and hardwearing enough to withstand some of the bumps and scratches of family and friends bustling in and out, usually (if our house is anything to go by) in a mad rush.
Our bestselling solid oak furniture range, Mobel Oak, is a perfect example of this blend of practicality and solid construction, with a number of high quality, extremely functional items in the range. Its smooth lines, sturdy build and versatile features make light oak, and the Mobel Oak range a natural choice. It the budget is a little more modest, then Aston Oak is a terrific value alternative.
Consider Hall Furniture in Walnut
If you are looking for something a little more characterful, than walnut hall furniture is an interesting alternative. Growing in popularity, the dark, rich wood often creates a stylish contrast to a wood or tiled floor and often blends modern stylings with the traditional look and feel of the walnut wood. To reflect this growing trend, we have two beautiful walnut ranges, each with a number of items.
For those that prefer a more artistic feel then the art-deco inspired Shiro Walnut range would be of interest, with rounded edges and subtle design features. The Mayan Walnut range is a more up to date, modern collection, designed with sharp clean lines and loads of practical features.
Traditional Mahogany Hall Furniture
For those who look for a more formal, traditional feel then our La Roque mahogany is going to be a perfect choice. No longer the preserve of the stately home, mahogany furniture creates that impressive first impression, but with more a modern design style that ensures that your home doesn’t feel dated. The range is full of contemporary design and style features that look perfect in any home, no matter how traditional or modern it might be.
Something more on trend - Painted or Reclaimed Wood
If you are hoping to create a more individual and unique style to your entrance, then recycled or reclaimed timber is an interesting alternative as it is more colourful and less predictable than more regular materials such as oak. Our Urban Chic collection makes a real statement. The metal box frame gives it an industrial feel, whilst the reclaimed wood provides a talking point for your guests as you welcome them into your home.
Step Four: Order today and have your new hallway furniture in no time
Once you’ve found the items you are looking for then you’re just 5 to 10 working days away from having a tidy hallway. Our in-stock items are delivered promptly and efficiently, with our delivery team taking your new hallway furniture into your home with care and consideration. For more information on how they do this, see this real delivery story.
Step Four: Looking for inspiration and ideas on how to choose the perfect hall furniture?
Not quite sure what it is you need? Well, hopefully we can help. Over on the blog we have plenty of articles on how to choose hall storage, as well as others offering essential reading for anyone seeking ideas, tips and inspiration for how to choose the ideal hallway furniture for your home.
Don’t forget that we’re here to help – our specialists can advise and offer recommendations; which material, layouts or hallway furniture storage will be best suited for you. Chat to us now and we’ll be pleased to help - the fastest way to speak with us is by using the live chat button in the bottom right of this (and every) page. Chat to us now, we’d love to help.
About the Author
This guide is written by Clare Jackson, the owner and manager of the Wooden Furniture Store. With years of experience in interior design and furniture, Clare brings a wealth of knowledge in creating a functional and welcoming hallway