When you live in a teeny apartment, it's just adding insult to injury when a seemingly inordinate amount of that space is devoted to a hallway. Sure, hallways are good for getting from one place to another, but you can't live in one. A hallway, so the thinking goes, is just a waste of space. But it doesn't need to be. Here are seven ways to make the most of your hallways.
Here's a clever idea spotted on Keltainen Talo Rannalla: mount a shelf on the wall, above the door frames, to provide a little extra storage in a hallway.
This works even in a narrow hallway (as seen on Hus & Hem) because the shelf is above head height and doesn't diminish circulation space.
Here's another idea for an entryway, or just for squeezing a little storage out of a normal hallway. If you have enough extra space to mount a pictured ledge to the wall, you can add hooks underneath for storing bags and clothes. This setup, from Dos Family, makes use of an IKEA Ribba picture ledge and a Bygel rail.
If you've got a little dead-end space at the end of a hallway, why not add some built-in storage? Image from Luxe Interiors + Design.
If your hallway is wide enough, you can add wall-mounted shelves and turn it into a home library. Image from The Studio M Designs Blog.
This hallway, spotted on Dezeen, has both wall mounted shelving and a storage bench underneath.