INSPIRATION FOR DECORATING THE HALLWAY
The entrance is often one of the most difficult rooms to decorate effectively, as both functionality and style must be combined. Nevertheless, the entrance hall is one of the most important rooms in your home, as it welcomes you and your guests into your home and gives a first impression of your house. Whether your priority is functionality or design, we at ByFlou offer three tips and a lot of inspiration to get the most out of your hallway.
3 tips for furnishing the entrance hall
The hallway has to meet a lot of needs and there are high demands on storage, multifunctionality and appearance. There are many smart and stylish solutions to these problems, and to find the perfect solution for your hallway, you can find below three general tips for designing the perfect hallway for your home.
The function of the hallway
The first step in designing your entrance hall is to assess what functions the space will have. Do you need space for the whole family's wardrobe and bags, do you just need storage for a few coats and shoes, or is the hallway an extension of the living room and needs a stylish design?
The size of the room
The size of your hallway often determines the options you have when it comes to interior design. If you have a large hallway, you may be able to assemble a spacious shelving system and create plenty of seating in the room. If, on the other hand, you have a small, narrow hallway, you could look for smart wall-hung entrance furniture that doesn't take up too much floor space.
If you want to give your entrance a more spacious and inviting atmosphere, you can also resort to more alternative design methods. If you have a small hallway where you want to create the illusion of a larger space, choose light colours when it comes to paint, wood and furniture. In a larger hallway, experiment with darker tones and heavy carpets to create a more cosy and welcoming atmosphere.
Wardrobe solutions are available in many designs and with different functions. The advantage of choosing a complete wardrobe solution is the flexibility and multi-functionality that allows you to combine all your storage into one large piece of furniture.
Flexible wardrobe systems also make it easy to adapt the wardrobe exactly to your entrance and your needs.
Many brands also make series of entrance furniture, with shoe cupboards, coat racks and benches that have the same design and therefore give the feeling of a coherent wardrobe solution.
Many of these sleek all-in-one pieces come with doors and drawers that gives a cleaner look to your entrance. But several models also have an open design, where your clothes and shoes become part of the hallway décor. At ByFlou you will find a wide range of flexible shelving systems and storage solutions for the entrance hall from brands such as HAY, String and Montana.
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Functional entrance furniture
If you're limited on space in your small hallway or just want to keep it minimalistic, functional hallway furniture is a good choice.
With a variety of entrance furniture, you can create a more personal look than with the large shelving systems, while achieving the same functional storage.
Besides being able to hang your coats in the hallway, a good seating area is an important function. Add a simple, stylish stool or bench that's both practical for putting on shoes and an obvious place to put your bag.
Alternatively, a sideboard or shelf can be an elegant way to add more storage space for hats and scarves, as well as keys and wallets, which are often left in the hallway.
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Mirrors, coat racks and other accessories for the entrance hall
If you want to give your entrance a more personal touch while creating the feeling of a complete space, you can choose to furnish your entrance with accessories such as mirrors, coat hangers and rugs. While they serve a function, they're also an easier way to show off your personal style in the hallway.
A mirror in the hallway is handy when you want to check your outfit before you walk out the door and it also adds the illusion of a larger space.
A single set of coat hooks also allows you to remove bags from the floor, and come in many beautiful and unique designs.
A rug or doormat is also a must in the hallway to avoid dirt from shoes. With a beautiful rug, you can add a personal touch and create a more welcoming atmosphere in the hallway.
For more chic and accessible storage, use colourful boxes and baskets to store mittens, scarves and hats.