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Tips on furnishing a hall way

Posted: 14/10/2014 in Blog

Tips on furnishing a hall way

My Italian Living Ltd
Everyone is dreaming to have functional entrance hall in which we can fit our outdoor clothes, shoes and other handy stuff which we might need in hurry, for example - umbrella, gloves, various shoe polishes, etc. However, the small size of the room could create a problem at achieving it. So what we can do in this case? 

Tips on creating interior for your hall way 

Most of the times hallway has limited space because of bulky cabinets, old fashioned racks and not attractive shelves. But there are still solutions and techniques to get enough storage and visually expand the space, without compromising the overall appearance of the room. 
  • For the finish of the ceiling, it's better to use a tone lighter colour than the finish of the walls. The floor needs to be several tones darker in order to create a contrast
  • If you have a small hall way you need to get additional lights
  • Colours of the room should not combine more than three colours
Basic requirements for a hallway furniture 

As any other furniture in the house, it has to be functional with aesthetic appearance. The main components of the hallway furniture: wardrobe, mirror, console, shoe cabinet and clothes rack. 

In choosing the material it's better to give preferences to the natural wooden furniture, which is most environmentally friendly and durable. When you are purchasing furniture for your hallway make sure that it's consistent with one style.

The main elements of the hallway


If hallway is spacious enough, then you can place such a bulky furniture like a wardrobe. If you hall entrance is narrow or small in size, then it's more appropriate to pick a small closet with mirrored doors in order to visually expand a space of a  hallway. Regardless of the space, the hall way furniture sets of Italian manufacturers will look great and harmonious, as Italian designers and craftsmen use the latest technology in design with minimalist approach (see picture bellow).
For colour selection, it's better to get pastel, light, cool colours that contribute to the expansion of the space. Dark colours make the space visually small and bright colours make space ''compressed''. 

modern hallway furniture with mirrorContemporary modern design shoe storage made in ItalyMinimalist Italian hallway furniture with unique shaped mirror design and shelves


If in house not many residents you can select wall or stand hangers for your hallway and it would space saving option too. There are many designs and styles of them, so you can choose according to your preferences. 


When you will be buying the shoe cabinet, consider the size of the largest shoes, as you want to make sure that your whole collection of shoes will fit there without any problems. The choice of the open (without doors) or the closed (with sliding or fixed doors) shoe cabinet is based on personal preference. 

Purchasing furniture for a hallway if not an easy task, if you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact My Italian Living team at info@myitalianliving.com 

Mustard Yellow Italian contemporary design hallway furnitureContemporary minimalist Italian design hallway unit for clothes with mirror doorMinimalist wall mounted hallway cupboards custom made furniture
Slim modern glossy custom made shoe storage set with mirror and benchPlump colour Italian designer shoe cabinet for entry way hallway area Contemporary white glossy Italian wall mounted hallway unit