So, you’ve got a mood board and ideas for how the space should look. But what about how the space should work?
I don’t know about you, but our hallway has to work extremely hard! We’re in and out of the house a lot with the school run, off to client meetings and just generally out and about a lot as a family. And during the winter season it’s full of coats, hats, scarves and there seems to be a never-ending pile of shoes as well as school bags and other paraphernalia.
It’s worth spending time thinking about what you need to store and whether you’ve got all the necessary hooks for coats, shoe storage, somewhere to put bags, keys etc.
We’ve opted for hooks at two different levels, some up high for us grown-ups and others at a lower level that the children can use themselves. It gives them a sense of responsibility and pride that they have their own hooks each, so hopefully it will mean fewer coats and bags lefts on the floor.
Shoes, hats, scarves and gloves are also now stored in baskets by the front door. So, everybody knows which basket is who’s and it’s a really easy thing to throw them into. Perfect!