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Go the Hallway! Your hallway check list

Opening your front door and arriving home is a joyous moment when you’ve finished work for the day but just how well is your hall working for you?

The hallway is, of course, a passage to other rooms in the house but it is also a room in it’s own right, it is the reception point for guests and the place where you put on shoes and scream at the kids and the dogs to hurry up and get in the car. In a simple guise of being a between point you should decorate the hall in a way that helps blend the rooms it connects, why go boring beige if every room off it is a cool and contemporary style? Your style may be calm and neutral throughout your home so reflect that in the hallway.For many, the simple act of leaving a light on in the hallway is a symbol of being at home so make that light a good one. I’m a fan of single pendants in hallways fitted with energy efficient bulbs so they can be left on without fear of big bills.Don’t let your hall become a dumping ground, storage is essential! A console table offers a slim surface for putting down your belongings when you walk through the door. Hooks on the wall for coats, hats and umbrellas are an ideal solution but don’t over load them! Baskets are a great addition to a hall whether they sit on the floor, steps or under a table they are great for tidying hats and gloves.Wipe your feet, door mats will save you so much cleaning time in the rest of the house and carpet runners are a great investment as they will keep your floor protected and are easily changed to suit your decor or when they are worn. Solid floors are a must in a hallway but if you really want a carpet choose something patterned to hide wear and tear.

Hallway Checklist-

  • Door mat
  • Carpet runner
  • Mirror
  • Console table
  • Lighting
  • Bench or chair
  • Hooks
  • Post Rack
  • Baskets