Fed up of the chaos when trying to get all the kids out of the house all at once? Would you like your hall to be a space in your home that works for you rather than against you? Well, you have come to the right place. In fact, if you follow my instruction below you can achieve a hallway that isn’t just organised, but looks great too. Read on to find out more.
First off, it doesn’t matter how organised your hallway is, if you don’t have the basics in place, it just won’t look attractive at all. That is why before you start filling up this area of your home with shoe racks and storage boxes you need first to strip everything out and focus on the very basics.
Of course, as any busy mother will know the hallway is a high use area, and it can quickly start to look worn, what with all the bags and shoes, and sometimes the mud that get scraped along the walls. To that end repainting the wall with a waterproof and washable paint is a brilliant idea. Then all you need to do is take a damp sponge to the scuff marks every so often to keep it looking its best.
Also, consider any other permanent fixtures and fitting in the hall area as well, as these will also have an effect on the overall finished look. In particular, investing in quality items such as timber doors that can be made to fit the style and period of your home is a good idea. The reason being that the front door tends to be the main focal point of any hall, and you can really lift the results you can achieve, by getting this right.
Remember your front door is part of you hall too.
Next, to achieve an attractive and organised hallway you need carefully consider your use of space. Many of us, especially the one with newer homes have small halls way, and therefore it’s crucial that we are careful with how much we include in our designs. Yes, mums will want pegs for coats and storage space for book bags and lunch boxes. However, attaching these items to the wall, so they appear to be floating can help save on floor space, and make the areas seem bigger. Even its is shoebox sized!
Alternatively, large and roomy halls can look strange if they don’t have furniture and fixtures that match their scale. With this mind, larger solid oak pieces are a better choice in bigger spaces, and even the benches that will provide a comfortable space for everyone to change and out for their outdoor wear can work well.
Lastly, busy mums’ only hope of keeping their hallway attractive in the long term is to be on it when it comes to organisation. What this means is assigning space to each of the kids, where they can keep all of their stuff, and know exactly where it is when it comes time to leave in the morning.
In fact, doing this will not only keep things tidier but should also reduce everyone’s stress level as well. Something that busy mums are sure to be glad of.
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