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If the first thing you see when you step in through the front door is a pile of shoes, coats slung over the banister or other general domestic clutter, it could be time to start looking at hallway furniture. Although there’s no definition for what that means, furniture for the hallway is usually characterised by being small and functional, with no frills. That’s because hallways are usually the narrowest part of the home, perhaps just a few feet across, and furniture of normal domestic dimensions would just get in the way, especially if you’re laden with shopping bags, bikes and other things from outside.
We’ve created this category to collect together all the small cabinets and sideboards that would fit snugly in the average hallway or landing. They’re small but perfectly formed, and between them offer some brilliant storage solutions for your shoes, coats, umbrellas and any other such outdoor gear, as well as being handy storage units in themselves.
Some items, like the Fulton storage bench or the Kempton shoe bench, come with a padded seat built-in and are just the right height for sitting down in the hallway and putting on or taking off your shoes. And then you can use that very piece of furniture to store your shoes in. No more shoes lined along the hallway floor, and no more need for a stool or chair in the hall. Brilliant!
A console table is another handy thing to have near the front door. In times gone by, the household phone might have been housed here, but now we’re all wireless it’s not necessary. However, it’s a handy place to put letters, keys and anything else you need to take out with you. And with a plant and a couple of framed photos on top, you’ve got a lovely hallway display that’ll cheer you up every time you see it.
A nice bench is always a handy thing to have in the hall. Whether you use it to help yourself in and out of shoes or you’re someone who just needs a sit down when you get in, it’s a space-conscious place to sit that won’t obstruct the gangway.
We’ve got plenty of hallway furniture to match the decor of your entrance room, from the modern and sleek to something that’s purely traditional. So whether you’re looking for some extra general storage or somewhere to keep your outdoor things apart from the indoors, these smart, small cabinets, tables and benches really fit the bill.