7 of the Most Organised Hallways on Houzz
Are you ready for a storage masterclass? These neat hallways have it covered
If your hallway is on the skinny side, take a look at this clever little storage unit, designed and made by Pencil and Brick, for inspiration. To make up for the lack of shelf depth, every inch of vertical space has been harnessed instead to make space for hallway essentials.
Low shelves allow multiple pairs of shoes to be stacked at a low level, while hooks have been added to the central section to allow coats to be stored flat to the wall, negating the need for bulky clothes hangers. This area provides one more surface for shoes or boots if needed.
Making use of the full wall height, high-level cabinets for lesser-used items have been added at the top of the unit, while a cubbyhole is perfect for plonking down bags, and hidden storage in the form of baskets creates space for hats, gloves, dog paraphernalia and random outdoor accessories.
You could also divide one of the shelves here into two slimline ones for shallower baskets, which would create space for dumping keys, wallets and those other bits and pieces that can accumulate throughout the day.
There’s something both pleasingly rustic and visually soothing about this neatly planned hallway, designed by Mowlem & Co. A large cupboard, painted the same shade as the wall behind, provides plenty of shoe and coat storage, taking the bulk of the clutter and allowing just a few everyday pieces to be hung decoratively from the peg rail along the wall.
A deep, padded bench offers a comfortable perch for pulling off boots and layers, while wicker baskets below provide extra storage and chime nicely with the wooden shelf above. A woven basket and a couple more large wicker boxes on the shelf tidy away any extra items.
Make the challenge of finding the right people for your project easier by searching the Houzz Professionals Directory.
This design packs a lot of storage into a medium-sized hallway and it’s all thanks to the clever use of vertical space.
Designers Zulufish have built cupboards along the entire wall on the right. There’s a mix of low cabinets underneath the internal window (which allows the hallway to borrow light from the living room), tall coat cupboards at the end, and row upon row of cubbyholes above, stretching all the way up to the ceiling.
An umbrella stand at the end of the hallway and a slim bench to the left add two more layers of organisation to this ordered and serene space.
If you have a hallway nook like this, it demands a clever storage solution to prevent it from turning into a messy jumble of boots, shoes and bags. A built-in corner bench will make the most of every inch of floor space, maximising both seating and under-seat storage.
In this space by Doris Lee Design Studio, large baskets have been measured to perfectly fit the space under the bench. Wall hooks offer vertical storage for coats and bags, while a small shelf above provides a perch for miscellaneous items.
More: How to Choose the Perfect Hallway Flooring
Maximising the space under the stairs is a classic hallway storage trick and this example shows how careful measuring and planning can make the most of this tricky-shaped area.
Here, three drawers pull out to reveal row upon row of carefully ordered shoes. Tall wellingtons tuck into the narrow end of the wedge-shaped space, while flat shoes and trainers fill the low rows behind. Taller shoes, such as high-top trainers, take the top rows to make the most of the extra height.
This tucked-away solution by Kub3 leaves enough space for a chest of drawers to run along the right-hand wall, acting as a console table for post and keys, with two deep drawers into which everything else can be swept.
If you often find leaflets, flyers and post drifting across tables and cluttering up kitchen worktops, this hallway idea could be the answer to your storage prayers.
As well as designated sections for coats, shoes and bags, there are also eight slim nooks designed into the storage unit to clearly sort and manage ingoing and outgoing post.
You could create something similar by subdividing an existing storage space, or a wall-mounted post rack would serve the same purpose if space is really tight.
This wall of storage in a Conley&Co project is a beautiful example of how bespoke joinery can ensure every item has its place in a busy hallway.
Take stock of everything you’ll need to store and design this in when planning a hallway that caters for your family’s needs. Whether that’s plenty of book storage, extra shoe space or a row of hooks for your hat collection, thinking ahead will allow you to build a cabinet that works perfectly for you.
What do you think of these hallways? Share your ideas for organising this space in the Comments.