Simple Update Idea: Chairs in Hallways, Even in Small Homes

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Do you know what I've been considering a lot lately? A chair in my upstairs hallway. I'm not talking about a sprawling manse here, either, but a compact little 1930s Cape Cod.

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You see, the hallway widens a bit at the top of the stairs, allowing space for just one seat. There's a window there, and it would be a nice place to linger alone over a book or just to watch the birds for a minute in the morning. Up until now, I always thought that chairs in hallways were for the much more space-endowed than I, but no more. I love the cozy feeling of a chair in this space meant primarily for passage. I'll check back soon when I've given the new arrangement a test drive.

In the meantime, what about you? Do you have seating in a hallway in your home? Do you use it for its intended purpose, or has it just become a catchall for stuff?

(Images: 1. Lonny, 2. Lonny)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.