The entrance hall is where you get to when you return home, and where you meet guests before they enter the hall. Therefore, it is believed that the hallway is exactly the room that gives the first impression of the house and its owners. Therefore, many people strive to make the hallway more comfortable and beautiful, even if it has a small area.
This room should combine beautiful interior and functionality, therefore it is important to pay great attention to its decoration and furnishings. Each small hallway is capable of accommodating medium-sized furniture, so it is important to consider some rules when arranging this room.
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In many Khrushchev apartments, hallways are very small in size. It is the size that is the main feature that must be taken into account when creating a room interior project. When planning, you should follow the principles of a minimalist style. It shouldn't have a lot of small details. Try not to clutter your small hallway with different elements, especially this rule applies to the arrangement of a one-room apartment.
If you add a lot of decorative details here, such as photo frames, paintings, vases, flowers, and other objects, then it will look untidy and a little ridiculous.
Also, a feature of arranging such a hallway is that all storage systems should be predominantly closed in it. Open hangers create a cluttered feel and make the interior look gaudy. It is better to place all clothes and shoes in closed compact cabinets and drawers.
Hallways for a small corridor should be more compact. Furniture in it should visually expand the space, and not narrow it. Therefore, it is better to give preference to cabinets with front hangers and a shallow cabinet.
The main feature of arranging such a hallway is the principle of maximum release of space. When arranging, they usually use small cabinets as furniture for storing things, into which all outerwear does not even fit.
Thus, storage systems in such rooms should be minimal. They can be presented in the form of a compact wardrobe. Such a cabinet is an excellent solution for installation in this room, since it does not require free space for opening doors and is very narrow, therefore it takes up very little space. Another important feature of arranging furniture and arranging a small hallway is that you need to try to be as functional as possible. use all corners of this room. This way you can arrange the necessary things most compactly and take up a little space.
If you decide to put large furniture in such a hallway, then it should be very functional and contain all objects at once, including clothes.
It is better if the closet inside will have a large number of shelves, drawers, as well as hangers for outerwear and accessories.
Some features should be taken into account when arranging corner mini-hallways. Such small rooms are the most difficult to furnish correctly.But the big advantage of such a room is that you don't have to rack your brains over how to arrange furniture along the corridor. In this case, the main functional content of this room is located in the corner. As a rule, a large roomy wardrobe is placed there. It is better to refuse other storage systems in such a hallway.
When arranging a small hallway, some principles must be taken into account. So, all the furniture located in this room should be the same. Try to fit all large furnishings in one storage system, including wardrobes, drawers for hats, gloves and umbrellas, and drawers for shoes. In no case should you separate all these modules, since placing them together will take up much less space.
It is better to place the entire storage system in a corner or along the walls adjacent to it. When arranging small hallways, an important rule of softening corners should also be taken into account. It will save every square centimeter of the room and make it more spacious. It is better if the furniture is smoothly located along the entire functional corner and its design also excludes sharp corners. Smooth lines and compact design - a guarantee of a comfortable interior for a small hallway.
The smallest hallways, which are most often found in Khrushchev buildings, are even advised by designers to redo them. This applies to those rooms with an area of two square meters. Also, a feature of the arrangement of this hallway is the absence of different cabinets of great height, since they clutter up the room. It is better to give preference to narrow dressers and shelves.
Never leave your shoes in such a hallway. It is better to install shelves or a convenient cabinet for it. The passage must be emptied even if a small hallway leads into a narrow corridor.
When you move into an apartment with a very small hallway, you have to look for solutions that can be used to make it visually wider and more spacious. In this case, the situation can be changed with the right finish. Initially, you will need to abandon finishing materials that can narrow the area of the room and clutter it up.
Therefore, give up natural decorative stone, panels, embossed wallpaper and other volumetric elements. They hide the area of this room and make it narrower. It is best to give preference to the thinnest wall coverings. Classic wallpaper or regular paint works great.
Pay attention to the color of the coating. It should not add gloom to this room. If you have preferred wallpaper as decoration materials for the walls, then they should be monochromatic.
Try not to purchase bright wallpapers with large patterns.
In a small hallway, it is better to pick up stretch or suspended ceiling. Moreover, it is better if it is light and glossy, since it will allow you to place accents in a room decorated in a minimalist style. In addition, the glossy ceiling allows you to play with the light and fill the entire room with it. Stretch ceilings are only suitable if the height of the room allows it.
Glossy ceilings will also make the room taller and more spacious. Such a ceiling is able to align the walls and give this small room a more correct appearance. In addition, such a coating is suitable for the hallway, since it is easy to maintain. The suspended ceiling will also allow you to create an individual lighting system, place light accents in the hallway and fill it with light and lightness.
When finishing, also try to buy only high-quality and durable materials that will retain their original appearance for a long time and will serve you for a very long time.Otherwise, it will lead to a change in the interior and a violation of harmony in such a minimalist design. As for the flooring, it is better to put tiles in such a hallway. It is better if it is made of ceramic or artificial stone. This is an ideal solution for a hallway, which will emphasize the neatness and rigor of its interior.
Ceramics and stone are not susceptible to moisture and temperature changes, they are very durable. These coatings are also easy to maintain. It will create the perfect ensemble with a glossy false ceiling and make the hallway visually more spacious.
Laminate is perfect as a floor covering in such a room. It is better if it is not dark, lighter with a natural woody tint. It will look very strict and restrained. Such a coating will have a fairly long service life.
If you want to somehow decorate the hallway, then try to give preference to medium-sized and not catchy elements. It can be a painting with an abstract pattern or a dull image. It is better to use one or two accent elements of small size as decorative elements. The fewer various decorative elements in such a hallway, the more spacious it will seem
A small hallway should have a few decorative elements - this is the main rule when arranging.
Everyone knows that in the hallways, and especially in the small standard ones, there are no natural sources of light in the form of windows. That is why it is necessary to properly equip artificial lighting. If possible then it is better to direct the streams of light with diffused light to different walls. So you can visually expand the space. The hallway can have the main light source - a chandelier with bright diffused light, or it can have additional spotlights.
Some lighting fixtures are located on wardrobes. It is better to fill this room with a lot of light rays, using both lamps and lamps or sconces. If there is a wardrobe in the hallway, then it is also better to install a backlight inside it. Additional lighting will never be superfluous in the interior of such a room.
An excellent solution is to buy a sconce with the ability to adjust the brightness of the light. So, depending on the time of day, you can change the brightness of the colors in the room and thus affect the interior of the hallway. It is better if the sconce is located on the walls higher than human height. If there is a mirror in the hallway, then the bar must be hung near it. So you can interestingly place light accents and play with lighting.
Try to illuminate the most beneficial elements of the hallway and darken the least attractive ones. When choosing bulbs, it is better to give preference to LED bulbs with natural daylight.
They are very durable and provide the light needed to illuminate this dark room.
Many people want to decorate the hallway in various styles:
Most often, a hallway with a small area is decorated in the style of minimalism. In this case, it has a minimum of furniture and decorative elements. Everything that is located in this room is designed to directly fulfill its functions and is not used as decoration. For the arrangement of the hallway in this style, mainly light shades and monochromatic coatings are used. Bright patterns are discouraged. Such a minimalist room is complemented by bright light and pale colors
To create an interior hi-tech you need to use more mirror and glass elements and colors such as white, gray, silver and other inconspicuous shades
When decorating a room loft style it is best to use a light metal finish.Such a hallway can have slightly rough interior items, for example, shoe cabinets with raw facades. As a material for wall decoration, bricks or decorative stone for a brick, as well as visualization of unplastered coatings, are perfect
When decorating a hallway in classic style it is necessary to take into account the rule of compliance with strict and correct forms and the absence of unnecessary decorative elements. All lines must be clear and strict. In this case, coatings with light colors and furniture with a bronze and gilding finish are perfect. You can hang a large mirror with a beautiful bronze decoration. The classic allows you to make such a hallway more strict and elegant at the same time, so it is also able to fill this room with space
If you want to decorate the hallway in provence style, then this will be an excellent solution for a small room. This is due to the fact that the Provence style is characterized by the use of pastel colors. In this case, only light coatings are purchased as finishing materials. As a decoration, you can use plant elements. So you can revive a small hallway and at the same time fill it with light. The Provence style is also characterized by the presence of a large number of light sources. They allow you to create a sense of freedom
As a rule, a small hallway has the shape of a rectangle or square. That is why, when choosing furniture, many designers recommend taking into account the shape of the hallway, giving preference to pieces of furniture that are correct in shape. Therefore, it is better to arrange the furniture in such a way that it makes it possible to bring the shape of the hallway as close as possible to the shape of a regular square.
That is, if you have a rectangular hallway, then the furniture should be placed along one wall so that the free space forms a square.
The furniture that you plan to install indoors should be predominantly modular. Such a solution will allow you to make a rearrangement at any time and lighten the interior of the hallway. The best solution for arranging a small hallway is a wardrobe. It takes up very little space and does not require free space for opening the door.
You can also give preference to the built-in wardrobe. It is the most economical in terms of space, but redevelopment is necessary to install it. The advantage of sliding wardrobes is that mirrors are installed in many of them instead of a door leaf. This way you can fill the space with light and make it wider.
The wardrobe should be quite high. This is necessary in order to take up less space and make the most of the height of the room. It should contain all the necessary elements, such as shelves for shoes, drawers, shelves for accessories, hangers for outerwear and some accessories. Having installed such a cabinet, you can find free space for installing an armchair, ottoman, mini-chest of drawers or other furniture. When arranging this room, pay attention to corner furniture, since it also takes up very little space.
When choosing materials, try to give preference to high-quality wear-resistant coatings and facades. This requirement must be observed, since the hallway is a room that is characterized by sharp temperature changes. It is best if the surfaces are smooth and easy to clean. Also pay attention to moisture resistant materials.
When choosing furniture, try to give preference to lightweight products that are made using glass or mirror surfaces, as they can fill the room with space.
A small hallway should be light, since such shades can make it visually wider.It is better to use white, beige, light gray, yellow, light blue, milky shades when decorating. Pay attention to light furniture with natural wood facades in milky shades.
As for the color combinations of the ceiling and walls, a pure white matte or glossy ceiling with milky, yellow wall covering or ivory wallpaper will look good. If you want to decorate the room more brightly, you can choose one accent wall and make it in a contrasting color. If you want to brightly highlight any element of the hallway, you must take into account some rules.
It is better if the corridor and the hallway itself are monochromatic and made in cold colors. You can give preference to blue and green tones.
Furniture design should be contrasting. So, a wardrobe can be purchased brighter and more juicy in color, or you can decorate its facades yourself. So you diversify the interior and fill it with bright accents.
A small hallway should be arranged compactly without the use of bulky furniture. For a narrow corridor, it is advisable to select high and narrow cabinets. Depths of a chest of drawers, wardrobe or drawers of 45 cm will be sufficient for a narrow hallway. In a room 1 meter wide, try to put furniture in length, not in width, so as not to narrow the room. Also, about 30 cm of free space can be saved by installing hangers in the front.
A large number of the most diverse hallway furniture is offered by the famous brand Ikea. There you can buy a small wardrobe, an ottoman, an armchair, a mini-chest of drawers, and also portable shoe racks. All of these items can be ordered from this manufacturer. He presents a large number of different interesting solutions.
Beautiful examples in the interior
Arranging a small hallway with your own hands is sometimes a rather difficult task:
- In order to make the hallway wider, you can use registration of the passage in the form of an arch. It is better to lay the floor at the entrance with ceramic tiles, and then you can decorate it with light parquet. So you can competently carry out zoning, dividing even a small hallway into an entrance area, a place for changing clothes and a corridor.
- It's better in the hallway lay the carpet. You can furnish the room with light, neat furniture, such as a chest of drawers, a soft ottoman, light shelves. You can install shoe racks on the floor and attach small racks for keys and other accessories to the walls.
- In the apartment you can come up with stylish and interesting options for arranging a cozy hallway. So, in a narrow hall you can put all the furniture along one wall, and opposite it, place wide mirrors across the entire wall or cover it with one color. It is better if such furniture has a glossy surface and a light finish. Such a solution in the house can make any hallway more spacious. This will create a beautiful light corridor.
- When arranging the entrance hall, you can create another unusual interior. So, the cabinet can be connected to the wall and arrange it in such a way that it will not be visible. Thus, it seems that the wall is getting bigger. These real design options make it very interesting to decorate the interior of any small hallway and make it more comfortable.
For one of the options for the finished interior of the hallway, see the following video.