Hallway Changes

August 14, 2013

Hallways are some of the most used spaces in a home but often get neglected when it comes to decor. That’s in part because they have to be so functional that sometimes looks fall by the wayside. We recently made some changes to our hallway spaces that help bring both together, I hope.

Our main, downstairs entryway was just not functioning well this winter. Big bulky coats and shoes were all over the place. So, I moved the coat rack down to a place where it made more sense: right in front of the door. I also got a new mirror for the top, and moved around the artwork we had on the wall. It gives the space a better flow and makes it much more functional.

Upstairs, I also made some changes. We had a little nook on our landing that was just wasted space (this really should have been a linen closet, it’s clear that not much thought was put into this when designing the house).

I ended up putting a shelf that was exiled from my office there. It’s a nice place to put things for the baby, kid’s books, and even some sheets.


In the future, I see it being a little reading and play space for kids, but for now it’s multipurpose. In my dream world, we could afford to have it made into a linen closet, but that’s not happening anytime soon.

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  • Reply mandymunroe August 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I love the hallway, you’re so right, it has to be practical but it looks fun too. From your photo I wonder if your stairway might have been too dark if this was a closet? – just trying to make you feel better about it!

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