Organization Inspiration: Small Hallway Storage Projects That Make a Big Difference

published Jan 22, 2016
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Hallways are awkward spots in our homes, both overlooked and undervalued —they’re weird in-between places that we pass through multiple times daily, but we don’t actually spend a lot of time there. What they don’t have to be is a waste of space. With a little time and effort they can be storage powerhouses.

Who says you can’t have built-ins in the hallway? These simple unfinished ones (lead image above) from Hajattamolla fit perfectly in the space and seriously amp up the storage without feeling overwhelming. Additionally, they make for great seating and shelving for your houseplants.

Happy Interior Blog shared this hallway from 91 magazine. They used IKEA shoe cabinets, which have a very low profile, for extra storage.

(Image credit: Callwey)

A narrow picture ledge was hung in this blue hallway from Callwey. It adds a place to keep little things, without making the space feel claustrophobic.

(Image credit: Manhattan Nest)

Daniel’s former hallway got some slim, wall-mounted, stylish storage in the form of a fauxdenza. Now instead of being greeted by an empty wall, he is greeted by a nice arrangement of hidden storage and decor, without losing too much square footage.

(Image credit: Alvern Makleri)

Pastel hanging shelves were used to stage this Scandinavian home for sale, seen on Alvhem Makleri.

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A bike shelf, like this one from Curtis Micklish, lets you bring your bike indoors, but doesn’t eat up precious space.

(Image credit: Hus & Hem)

This shelving idea works even in a narrow hallway (as seen on Hus & Hem) because the shelf is above head height and doesn’t diminish circulation space. Plus, it’s perfect for displaying your book collections!

(Image credit: Delikatessen)
Delikatessen took advantage of the empty space at the end by adding extra seating and hanging cabinets above. What would have been considered dead space, has now been reconfigured into a cozy and functional landing spot with lots of hidden storage.
Re-edited from a post originally published on 1.22.16 – AL