Designer furniture for entrances and hallways
Individual clothes racks and wardrobes with String & USM Haller
As individual as your demands, your favourite wardrobe and coat rack can be customised with shelving systems such as String and USM Haller. Whether with or without drawers or doors, in bright colours or simple tones, a compact hat rack or sophisticated cloakroom system - with USM and String there is something for every need. And if your needs change, if you want to expand or adjust something, then the systems from String and USM Haller allow just that, so your convertible solution can withstand every move and transformation.
Classic & modern design for your hallway
Your entrance area is the first thing visitors see when they enter your home - so do not neglect its design. Targeted lighting is especially important in corridors with no or very little daylight: in addition, you should pay particular attention in the hallway, so you and your guests feel comfortable when entering your home. Pay attention to ensuring enough storage space in the form of sideboards, baskets or trend furniture such as the Plant Box of the Scandinavian manufacturer Ferm Living, which can be used as storage space or stage for beloved objects. In addition to its functionality, a well considered clothes rack can also serve as an eye-catcher - be it a design classic such as the Classicon Nymphenburg coat rack or the contemporary Kiila clothes rack from Artek.
The details are not the details: accessories for your hallway
In addition to clothes racks, wardrobes, benches and shoe cabinets, it is worthwhile to provide your entrance area with a few accessories. Unfortunately, the hall often degenerates into an area that serves more as a storeroom, and is neglected when decorating the home: yet needn't be. Staged artwork can provide a remedy, as can an extravagant chair or a decorative floor lamp. A mirror in the hallway is a good idea in three respects: It visually enlarges the room, is a practical accessory, and looks at least as good as the viewer in the case of astutely selected design mirrors!
Five tips for narrow corridors and small entrance areas
In order to create an inviting feeling when entering an apartment, narrow corridors and small entrance areas should be carefully designed and matched to the rest of the apartment. But how can you optimally set up a narrow hallway? Little space, outgoing doors and therefore little wall space can be a real challenge when designing the corridor. To assist you we have put together five practical tips that will help you to turn any narrow corridor or entrance area into an inviting and functional space.
1. A colour concept for the narrow hallway
Corridors usually have little daylight especially in small hallways, it is therefore advisable to use a bright colour concept so that the room appears larger. Pastel tones, grey, beige or neutral white have an inviting, open and friendly effect and are best combined with light-coloured furniture in natural wood tones or with light colours that match the walls. Carefully used home accessories, mirrors or pictures create a pleasant contrast and enliven the room. Careful consideration should be given to ensure the chosen colour concept harmonises with the overall interior.
2. Create space and order with carefully selected hall furniture
If possible, only a few pieces of furniture should be placed in small hallways. With a space-saving shoe cabinet or shoe rack, you can easily manage the shoe chaos in the hallway. Regardless of whether a shoe cabinet, chest of drawers or clothes rack, in narrow corridors objects with a minimal depth are crucial so that the hall furniture does not block the way. Long, narrow furniture also emphasizes the shape of a small hallway and creates sufficient storage space. Sophisticated, multifunctional furniture is often designed especially for small rooms: benches that have a further level, for example, offer seating and storage space in one. The manufacturer Müller Small Living has specialized in design furniture for small apartments and, for example, supplies the perfect furniture for a small entrance area with the Flai storage bench.
3. Practical wall mounted coat racks for small entrance areas
When choosing furniture for the hallway, a focus is appropriate storage space for coats, hats, scarves, and general clothes: whereby placing the cloakroom as high up as practical, certainly above the line of sight, gives the impression of more space. Instead of hangers that protrude far into the room, coats, jackets and bags can simply be hung on coat hooks. In addition to timeless Thonet or Vitra clothes racks, there are also innovative contemporary designer objects from manufacturers such as Nils Holger Moormann or Schönbuch.
4. Home accessories and design ideas for your hallway
Instead of using large pictures that need a lot of space to work, you should consider decorating the walls in small corridors with small pictures. Runners not only provide a pleasant floor feeling and beautiful colour accents, they also elegantly emphasize the narrow shape of your hallway. A noble bowl as a storage space for keys, wallet or mobile phone on a chest of drawers or a wall shelf is not only indispensable, once introduced, but also sets special aesthetic accents. A round mirror placed over a chest of drawers provides a noble contrast in a narrow hallway. Mirrors in the hallway also make the room appear larger and always allow a last check of your outfit before going out.
5. Inviting lighting in small hallways
The light is also absolutely crucial for the hall furnishings, because a bright hallway not only looks larger, but is above all inviting. As floor lamps can take up too much space, it is best to combine one or more pendant lamps with an additional wall lamp. Design lights with integrated LED technology in particular are often characterised by their minimalist, slim design, without compromising on luminescence.