The HUX Report Vol 4: How To Design A Hallway To Impress

Hallways are often the most overlooked spaces in our homes. Most of the time they are messily chock-full with coats, shoes and paraphernalia. The hallway should set the mood and tone for the entire home and first impressions count, so give your client’s hall the wow factor.

Dress your hallways with beautiful pieces, such as low-level panelling or tactile bespoke joinery pieces to complement your FF&E scheme. Choosing the right interior design can transform a hallway from the space between rooms into a luxurious space in its own right.
From clever storage solutions and stylish lighting options to statement stairs and beautiful tiles there are countless ways to create a lasting impact.

Add stylish storage

Consider an all-in-one unit that combines a coat rack and shoe storage, or a bench to sit down to take shoes on and off. A floating console table is also a smart and stylish storage idea as it offers a chic surface for a vase of flowers or post.

If you can’t decide whether to opt for a full-height cabinet or a low console with a surface, try combining the two. Maximise the decorative potential of storage by choosing built-in open units instead of those with doors. Add an internal window to bring light in, give another view onto your front room and make the hallway space feel larger.

Hallway storage benches are a perfect solution to the issue of storage. If you have too many things and not quite as many places to put them, a hallway storage bench can provide you somewhere to place shoes and coats, or anything else that may currently be clogging up your hall.

Hidden coat storage is another way of hiding the messy look of chunky coats and jackets within wall panelling

A simple shelf, above concealed storage units, provides the perfect place for keys, welcoming vases of flowers and family photos to give your hallway a touch of personality.

Under stairs storage

Never neglect the space under the stairs. This is a popular spot for hallway storage, and there are many different ways you can turn this into a clever storage solution. Try dividing the surface into a series of stepped doors or invest in pull-out cupboards on runners as it will save you a lot of time when you’re trying to find things.

Panelled Hallways

Panelling can make a large room feel cosy and warm, it can make a small room feel wider, and it can provide real architectural interest in busy areas such as a family hallway.

make a statement

The style of your front door should be one of the first things to consider in order to keep up with the style of the rest of the house.

Choose a design that suits your scheme such as an Edwardian style front door, which tend to be elegant and refined. These doors normally feature simple panelling and stained glass. Unfortunately we do not supply front doors, but we do supply a near limitless range of bespoke fire doors, all made in the UK on short lead times.