Small Space Secrets: 7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Hallways

Small Space Secrets: 7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Hallways

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Nancy Mitchell
Sep 25, 2015
(Image credit: Bolig)

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.

The hallway above, from Bolig, also functions as an entryway. IKEA Trones shoe storage boxes and hooks above provide storage without impeding the flow through the narrow space.

(Image credit: Keltainen Talo Rannalla)

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.

(Image credit: Hus & Hem)

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.

(Image credit: Luxe Interiors + Design)

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.

(Image credit: Dezeen)

This hallway, spotted on Dezeen, has both wall mounted shelving and a storage bench underneath.

(Image credit: Bolig)

From Bolig, via Nordic Bliss, here's another idea for a wider hallway: shelves below, with baskets for storage, and hooks above.

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