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How to make a small hallway seem bigger


Small hallways require additional reflection on the interior so that it manages to keep functional as well as giving a welcoming first impression into your home. The winter season demands further consideration and planning of the hallway in order to use the valuable space wisely and fit all the clothes. However, there are some tips and tricks in which the hallway can seem bigger than it actually is — following are 4 tips from Essem Design for small hallways.

Winter will continue for a little while longer which means that the big and space consuming outerwear will remain in the hallway. The hallway is the first meeting with a home and perhaps that’s why it’s of extra matter that it creates a good first impression. Therefore, it’s of importance to find a hallway interior that provides functionality but at the same time feels inviting. More specifically for small hallways, smart solutions for storage are needed in order to fit all the outerwear in an effective yet nice way.

4 easy tricks that makes the small hallway seem bigger


1. Mirrors make spaces seem bigger than they actually are

Keeping a mirror in the hallway isn’t only useful before leaving the home — it’s also a great way to make a small space feel bigger than it actually is. Mirrors have the effect of giving rooms depth as well as creating light which makes a room feel more spacious. Check out our hallway mirrors


2. Keep only in-season attire in the hallway. Store the rest away

A common mistake is to store too much outerwear out in the hallway. Only storing the necessary in-season attire out makes a big difference. The rest could well be stored in a closet or stock.


3. Combine a hat rack and a shoe rack for maximum use of space

Combining a hat and shoe rack for the hallway interior is important for saving space, especially in Scandinavian homes. The shifting Scandinavian climate creates high demand of the interior’s performance and quality in order to store more spacious outerwear. Check out our hat racks and shoe racks


4. Store things vertically — an effective way to use limited space

Storing vertically is an effective way to store your belongings in smaller rooms. It’s a good way of using the room’s height instead of cluttering the rest of the hallway. As a result, more empty spaces are created which makes the hallway seem bigger. Check out our hooks


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