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How to style on a budget: Entrances and Hallways

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The entrance is the first place visitors see when they walk through the door. Having a functional, uncluttered space will not only make a great first impression, it will make your life easier and more manageable. Traditionally seen in older homes, especially villas, hallways speak of character and charm. They also provide a place for hooks and console tables, but depending on the size they can almost lend themselves to being an extra room to style. Even small hallways cannot be overlooked when it comes to interior styling. Depending on what pushes your buttons, whether it be clever storage or eye-catching elements, this list should give you some great ideas.

Wall Hooks

I love the aesthetics of placing hooks at different heights, and it’s practical too – the kiddies can reach their things. A firm favourite of mine, The Dots by Muuto come in a range of colours and sizes. Peg hooks are another simple, functional idea. Father Rabbit has some great options.

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Not only do mirrors look great and increase the sense of space, you can check your appearance before you run out the door.

Console Table 

A console table is great for displaying favourite things like photos or a lamp. It’s also handy for practical items such as a phone and keys.

Bench Seat

A bench seat is also really handy for an entrance, not only as somewhere to put your things but also a place to sit while putting on shoes.

Clothing Rack 

I’ve talked before about the stylish simplicity of a clothes rack in the bedroom, when wardrobe space is limited. They also work well in the entrance as a coat rack. I love my Corner rack by I’ll Hang it Here as it is nice and compact. Made from white painted industrial pipe, the ends provide a great place to hang a hat or umbrella. Ceiling mounted hanging rails are also a brilliant idea, like this gorgeous Copperoom Hang It from I’ll Hang it Here.


A hallway lined with artworks or photographs will create a warm and inviting space. Alternatively, place one striking artwork at the end of the hall to provide a focal point as you walk down it.

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Plants and Flowers 

Bring some nature inside and create a welcoming feel with a beautiful plant or some fresh flowers.


If space allows, utilise this area for extra storage. The unit shown is actually a children’s wardrobe by IKEA. The drawers house smaller items like shoes and scarves while the closet is perfect for jackets.



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