If the corridor is large and spacious, then arrangefurniture and make a beautiful design will not be difficult. Another thing when it comes to Khrushchev or new small cars. In the narrow corridor you need to put all the necessary furniture, and make it look as large as possible. We have prepared a lot of ideas and solutions to this issue: schemes and types of placement of furniture and ready-made modular hallways. The content of the article:
Rules Designed for Narrow Corridors
In order to furnish a narrow corridor and make it visually wider, it is necessary to consider the following rules:
We picked up a lot of ideas and photos on how to make this small apartment space comfortable and stylish. If you have an empty wall in the hallway - Read!
Types of hallways
There are several types of hallways:
- Open: not closed shelves, hangers
- Closed: with doors
- Mixed: a combination of the previous two types
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Open modular entrance hall
This option is the cheapest, sincefurniture goes less material and work. The advantage is that you immediately see that where it is on the shelves, things are convenient to get. It is also the narrowest option, because if there are doors, a couple of centimeters are automatically added. Minuses
- The downside is that your things are seen and everyone who comes to visit.
- Also the contents of the shelves more covered with dust, compared with a closed cabinet.
In the photo below are several options for hallways, theyall small and functional. The nuance is that such modular furniture allows you to hang a few jackets, in which you often go, but does not allow them to be stored. You will need to look for another place for winter outerwear in the summertime (place it in a closet in a room, for example).
Another tip: if you buy a narrow open hall, then it is better to choose with a built-in seat. It is unlikely that you will have a place to put it separately, and this small piece of furniture is simply necessary to comfortably take off and put on shoes, or wait for someone who is going to be long. Ready hallway schemes
- In these two hallways in the center there are hooks for outerwear, and around them are shelves.
- With this design, the lower shelves serve as a seat (even when the jackets will hang, you can sit down and lean on them).
- Such hallways can be of different heights, it is optimal to do to the ceiling (preferably already, but higher).
On the upper shelves, which are hard to reach,You can store things that are not needed at the moment (for example, you can change the contents of the shelves between each other, depending on the season, summer - on top of the hat and gloves, in winter - hats and summer bags). Here the number of shelves is much lessfit only what is used almost every day. Baskets allow you to conveniently get things (do not climb up to the elbow in the closet in search of the necessary). For convenience, you can choose a soft seat. But remember its functionality - shoes should fit under it. If the soft seats are not provided by the design, you can put some pads on them. An economical version with your own hands You can even make an open hallway with your own hands: take measurements and make boards, or use pallets. This is not as difficult as it seems, it also allows you to save at least half the amount of the purchase. ATTENTION: When calculating the height of shelves and hanging hooks, consider such factors: if you wear high boots, they should fit, the coat should not drag along the floor. You can also make a stylish rack-hanger. “! Also a great economy option - to put a dresser or an old cabinet. !
In such a hallway things are stored behind the doors of the cabinet. Open hangers can be provided for things that you wear right now (jacket, bag, scarf). The hallmarks of the choice of hallways
- When choosing this type of furniture, pay attention to the doors: it must be wardrobes - compartments, otherwise you will constantly squeeze, think, how to get around, and bump.
- Choose hallways of light shades, as a small corridor with dark furniture will look tiny and gloomy, visually shrink in size.
In the open hallway the color issue was not sorelevant, since you can see only the edges of the shelves, and they themselves are filled with things that cover the back wall. In the closet with the door you can see all the furniture entirely, it does not close anything. It is also better to choose a hall with built-inseat (although in the closed halls such options offer less than in the open). In these two photos there is not only a seat, but also mirrors, the importance of which we will talk about. They can be placed on the wall or be built into the hallway door. Pay attention to the lighting, in the corridors there is nowindows, so you need to properly hang the lamp. If there is no mirror, then the only requirement is that they should illuminate the room well, but if there is a mirror, the lamp should hang so that the shadows from the objects do not interfere with you to look in the mirror (it’s better even to do separate lighting for this, especially if the mirror is in as in the photo). Drawings and schemes of closed type These designs are verythey remind some photos that were in open hallways: similar placement of hooks and shelves, only here they are closed. Another option is to make a pipe with hangers instead of hooks. It is relevant if you prefer to wear strict coats and jackets (for example, a leather jacket will stretch and deteriorate on a regular hook), or even just to make things less crumpling. By placing the seat on the corner of the cabinet, you remove the corner,on which you can accidentally catch on and visually slightly increase the space. Choose a closet with the optimal location for shelves: how much space is needed for hangers, how many for piles of clothes, what should be at what height, what part the shoes will take. Here are a few options for organizing things in the hallway:
Hall of the mixed type
The combination of the two previous options makes it possible to increase the number of ways to furnish a corridor.
- Such a hallway is not necessarily 50 to 50 open and closed, more precisely, even almost certainly it is not.
- There are more open, or more closed options, but in any case, they are combined, just in different percentages.
This method allows you to distribute things for more convenient use. For example, in the photo below, all the outerwear (notonly daily use is stored on open hangers, and shoes in closed shelves (only the one in which you walk today and in the coming days is next to it on the floor or shelves). A mixed hallway can also be a combination of a bedside table and a wall or floor coat hanger. This design we have already discussed, as you can see, hecan be represented in this form. You can close all the lower shelves, shelves of one of the side parts, or only some of them. All at your discretion. Shoe cabinet In a small corridor there is no place to put shoes just on the floor. In general, it is better not to do this in a large corridor. Arrange a place to store shoes: the usual shelves of several levels, sliding shelves, turning when opening, or a hanger for shoes. This will not only save the place, but alsoprolong the life of the shoe (plus no one will come on it). Calculate the height so that you do not have to bend the top of the shoe, squeezing it in there, but not too high (in this case, most often the shoes begin to put one on top of another over time). Optimally make shelves of different levels for shoes of different seasonality. Dead end in the corridor If the apartment has enough cabinets, then the corridor can not load the hallway. For example, put a narrow nightstand for the most necessary, storing various small things (brush for shoes, keys, etc.). If you have . It is not necessary to put a bedside table or cabinet alongwalls. If there is a dead end in the hallway that allows you to place a narrow built-in locker, use it. Thus, the size of the corridor will remain almost the same as it was before, but its functionality will increase many times. And in this case, the walls can be decorated with photographs, paintings, decorative plates, or something in the same spirit. Or . It is important that when you come home you do not have tothrow the bag and jacket on the floor while you take your shoes off. Make a mini - hanger and this issue will be resolved. Keyring and hangers for clothes Do not forget about such items as hooks and houses for keys. from improvised means - they look bright and give a highlight in the house! It is very stylish and at the same time simple even for beginners.
Padded stools and stools
Do not forget to equip the hallway with a comfortable ottoman or stool, where you can sit down and take off your shoes comfortably. We have separate workshops Mirror Another important element is the mirror. It has several functions at once: it allows you to visually enlarge the room, check your appearance before going outside, and is also a decorative adornment of the corridor. The mirror can be in full growth (I like this option most), or a small one, hung at the height of the face - shoulders. For a narrow hallway is better to choose a mirrormade in the style of minimalism, that is, the usual simple mirror (without bulky frames, no matter how beautiful they are, since their pomp will press on the corridor, reduce its size). Wall decor You can simply decorate the walls with paintings or photographs, put a decorative table -. Such a corridor will not be very convenient, especially in the winter season (when, coming from the street, you need to remove outer clothing and shoes). But if the corridor is narrow, and you like the space and do not want to reduce it by a centimeter, it is worth considering this option. At the entrance you can put a good shoe mat so that dirt from the street remains on it, walk in, wipe your feet and go undressing to the nearest room. How - in this master class! We considered a lot of optimization options.a small corridor, photographs of suitable furniture and design. So that all this does not mix in the head, let's summarize all of the above. I wish you good luck and inspiration in the process of choosing the right idea, as well as its implementation!