Hallway decoration is very important when creating a harmonious home interior, since this room is the first thing that guests pay attention to when entering your home. Therefore, it is important to furnish the hallway in the most stylish and functional way. In many apartments, the hallway is the smallest room, so functional corner furniture is often used for this. It allows you to save space and fill the room correctly.
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Almost every room has an empty corner that needs to be filled. Corner furniture is a convenient and practical solution. It is especially important to properly use the space in apartments where the hallways are small and cramped. Every square centimeter in such rooms counts. If you install a compact corner wardrobe in a small hallway, you can free up space that can later be occupied with the necessary things and used more functionally.
So, having installed such furniture in the corridor in the corner, you can save space for walking and changing shoes.
In small hallways, it is usually impossible to turn around, and a cabinet installed along the wall clutters up the space even more. Corner models are among the most compact, which is why they are so often placed in such a tight space.
Modular corner models are very popular. A feature of this design is that all the elements of this product can be combined with each other. That is why they are often used for furnishing premises. A corner wardrobe is a practical solution. This is due to the fact that it takes up little space and does not look as bulky as the classic linear models.
In addition, the corner piece of furniture is quite spacious, you can put a lot of clothes and other things in it. The capacity of the cabinet is largeas it is quite deep. Such models have a very diverse and functional content. So, a corner cabinet is very often used to store outerwear, shoes, hats, gloves, scarves. Small corner products are more functional than other models.
The main advantage of such products is their convenience and roominess with a small amount of occupied square centimeters. Another feature of this product is that when you install it, you will be able to use a corner niche.
The big advantage of such cabinets is their compactness. This especially applies to corner wardrobes. It can even be installed near the door, since this design does not require space for the swing of the leaves. In addition, such cabinets have a large number of shelves and drawers, so they are very convenient to use. Corner cabinets are the most versatile, as they have a variety of filling in the form of hangers, shoe shelves, dressers.
In addition, many corner cabinets, especially coupe models, are complemented by manufacturers with a large mirror that fits perfectly into the interior of any hallway. Such furniture allows you to make it more spacious and light and speed up your morning packing.
Corner cabinets look very aesthetically pleasing … Now manufacturers offer a large number of options for such products with a wide variety of designs.
Such a cabinet can be easily selected for any room, since corner models are the simplest and most versatile products in terms of installation. You just have to decide on the dimensions of the cabinet and its height.
What are they?
Corner cabinets are of two types by design:
Cabinet models are independent pieces of furniture that have all facades and walls in stock. This design is more massive, but it can be easily rearranged to any place.
The built-in wardrobe is a model without a back wall. Sometimes such products do not even have side and bottom panels. This corner cabinet is mounted on the place where it will stand for a long time and the structure will not be rearranged in the future. That is, it is assumed that this cabinet will stand in a certain corner for years and decades. Its further rearrangement will be quite difficult, and you will have to carry out installation and alteration.
In this case, the shelves are mounted on the wall, so they will also have to be moved along with the cabinet and reinstalled. Built-in wardrobes have a price advantage. They are more budget-friendly compared to more versatile mobile models. In addition, since this product lacks some of the walls, the interior becomes more spacious. A lot more things can be placed in such a cabinet. But sometimes its installation is rather difficult, so you have to resort to the services of masters.
Corner cabinets are also divided, depending on the shape and external characteristics, into the following types:
It is believed that corner triangular cabinets are not the most practical, so they are in little demand. This is due to the fact that such corner structures completely take up some extra space, since the farthest corner is most often empty inside.
The shelves in the corner are difficult to install, and such a corner arrangement is inconvenient. Things located in the corner will be difficult to access, so the corner itself inside the cabinet is wasted.
L-shaped cabinets are also not very popular., since they occupy two adjacent walls, one of which in the hallway is usually completely occupied by the modules. That is why such a cabinet is the largest. But the semicircular L-shaped headset looks very stylish and takes up less space. Its corners are smoother and the lines are smooth, so it is more elegant.
A popular version of the L-shaped wardrobe is a combination of two elements: a wardrobe and a console. Moreover, part of the wardrobe will be deaf, that is, it will not be possible to open it, which is due to its angular design. That is why this element of the cabinet usually has a shallow depth in order not to create inconvenience and not impede access to things.
As a rule, one side of such a corner cabinet is longer than the other. That is why one side is often decorated with long sliding doors and outerwear is placed there, and the other side, on the contrary, is more compact and has filling in the form of small shelves and narrow drawers.
Very comfortable trapezoidal corner cabinets … The side walls of this product are installed at an angle, which excludes the possibility of installing furniture close to it. This is a very convenient design, which is very often purchased for small hallways. It has a convenient filling and is very versatile. Radial cabinets look very interesting. These are rounded models. They can be concave or convex. The latter are very rarely installed in the hallway, since they take up quite a lot of space.
The pentagonal cabinet is the most popular option for installation in the hallway. These can be both swing models with traditional doors and models with compartment doors. The two walls of such a cabinet are installed at a 90 ° angle and fit very well, while the side walls are installed perpendicular to each wall adjacent to the corner and are usually quite wide. Filling such a cabinet is considered very convenient, such a storage system is the most rational, therefore it is perfect for installation in the hallway.
In such a small room, a wardrobe-rack, a wardrobe-bedside table, a wardrobe-bookcase, an open wardrobe-pencil case are also often installed. Also popular are small shoe cabinets - the so-called shoe racks.
For storage of accessories, the compact wall model of the corner cabinet. In this case, in the hallway, in addition to this product, you can also place a table and an ottoman. In a small hallway, you can install cabinets for storing small items and gizmos, but it is better to use them in a set with a compact wardrobe, since you cannot put outerwear in them. In general, such an ensemble will look harmonious, but it will take up very little space.
Unusual design ideas
As a rule, much attention is paid to the design of cabinets in the hallway, since in this small-sized room, the closet is the most central element. Furniture for the corridor is selected depending on the overall stylistic design of the apartment interior. As a rule, a hallway is a room in which residents do not spend much time, so it is usually not decorated as luxuriously as other rooms.
But the decor is still of great importance, since the guests will first of all enter the hallway when entering. You can complement the cabinet design with a beautiful umbrella stand made in the same style or other stylish novelties.
Now, very often, luxurious wardrobes with a large mirror are installed in the hallway. Such a corner cabinet makes the room more spacious and fills it with freedom. It can be decorated with a combination of matte pattern with glossy, as well as beautiful paintings in the form of abstract patterns.
If your hallway is decorated in a classic style, then it is better to install more massive natural closed wardrobe. It should have a minimum number of open shelves. Try to give preference to designs with swing doors and classic drawers as filling.
Such a product must be symmetrical and have the correct geometric shapes. To decorate the hallway in more artsy interior styles, such as Empire or Baroque, you need to put a corner cabinet with elegant fittings and winding molding. For country-style design, it is better to give preference to wooden cabinets in natural wood shades.
It is important that this cabinet does not have unnecessary decorative elements and is distinguished by its environmental friendliness.
Making out the hallway in the style of provence, it is better to purchase a corner cabinet with light facades. It is acceptable if it is decorated with carvings and will have an antiquity effect on facades and coatings. This product looks very elegant. The Art Nouveau style is characterized by the presence of asymmetric elements in the design of such a corner cabinet. That is why L-shaped models are perfect.
Radial curved cabinets with curved facades will also perfectly fit into such a hallway. It is better if modular cabinets of more modern models are installed in the hallway, decorated in the Art Nouveau style.
Into the hallway, decorated in the loft style, as in another room, made in a modern style, it is better not to install a classic wardrobe. More stylish designs are more suitable. Its content should be minimal and functional. Such a cabinet should take up very little space and should not be used as a decor, but only fulfill its main purpose. In some cases, cabinets in the loft interior are even replaced with side tables or dressers.
For a hallway decorated in high-tech style, consoles are more suitable, since they will fill the interior with lightness and will not clutter it up. You can use contrasting color combinations, but it is better not to give preference to bright colors.
In all apartments, the hallways have a non-standard layout, so very often you have to make custom-made wardrobes. A small entrance hall requires the owners of the house to find a narrow and roomy corner wardrobe. Corner low cabinets do not look aesthetically pleasing at all, so practically no factories manufacture such products. The minimum height of such a cabinet is 150 cm or more. The mini-cabinet can have dimensions of 50 x 50 and 30 x 30 cm.
A large wardrobe can have a depth of 600 x 600 mm and a height of about 2 m. Such a product is suitable only for decorating large and medium-sized hallways. In this case, it is worth giving preference to trapezoidal and triangular models. In triangular models, the depth is measured from the inner corner to the front wall and can be about 70 cm. In five-wall models, there is usually a large width, it is about 70 cm.
Most often, manufacturers use mixed materials such as chipboard or MDF to create corner compartment models for the hallway. This is due to the fact that they have a low cost and at the same time a long service life. Solid wood for furniture in the hallway is rarely used, since it is a rather expensive material for the manufacture of large-sized furniture. Large products for the hallway are not always suitable, therefore, they prefer lighter, unnatural models.
All facades, door leaves and walls are made of chipboard. In some cases, the shelves are made of wood, like other filling. This mixed design is also popular and is quite durable.
In addition, some corner cabinets for the hallway are decorated with veneer. This coating makes them look like natural wood products.
For cladding, PVC film or plastic is also used. Laminated models are also quite popular, which look very luxurious and without other decor. Such products do not need cladding. Corner compartment models are made from the same materials; in addition to those indicated, laminated chipboard is used as a door leaf.
A corner cabinet with a mirror is very popular. This material is often used in the manufacture of sliding-door furniture. Mirror surfaces are decorated with sandblasted patterns, mosaic and colored glass inserts.
Such a door leaf will simultaneously play the role of a mirror and fill the room with space.
The doors are also made of acrylic plastic. It is a very lightweight and comfortable material that can last for a very long time. Its great advantage is the availability of ample opportunities for decoration. So, for this, the technique of photo printing, painting is used, you can also choose between a matte or glossy finish.
Glass models of hallway cabinets are also very popular. In this case, a material such as triplex is more often used. This is glass that does not break at all and therefore is quite often used for the manufacture of wardrobes. As a rule, it is not completely transparent, so it allows you to hide the content. But at the same time, such a design will look very light and elegant.
For any hallway, white furniture is an excellent solution. This is due to the fact that this room is usually small, and light furniture is able to visually expand any room. Try not to purchase very dark cabinets, as they will make the hallway, which already lacks natural light sources, even darker. A dark corner cabinet will look unsightly and create a feeling of discomfort.
For the corner option, they are better suited pale brown, gray, beige, natural wood shades … For hallways that are more classic in design, a model with wenge-colored facades is perfect. It will look very luxurious and rich. The color of the cabinet should depend on the size of the hallway. That is, the larger the area of the room, the darker the cabinet can be. In the smallest rooms, it is better to install models with very light surfaces.
When choosing the color of such furniture try to take into account the overall design of the hallway … The corner model should not completely merge with the walls and should stand out slightly against their background. It is better if the furniture is a little darker, by a tone or two. Bright contrasting options are not suitable, since a dark cabinet against a light wall will look very cumbersome and unaesthetic.
Bright, catchy facades are also unacceptable, since they will look ridiculous against the background of more traditionally decorated hallways. Try to choose the most harmonious colors and use the most restrained colors for decorating the hallway.
Beautiful examples in the interior
In any hallway, a concave radius cabinet will look very elegant. It can have an asymmetrical shape and beautiful flowing lines. The doors of this product are usually glass. They can have wooden frames. As a rule, they are decorated with delicate patterns, colored glass, stained glass or sandblasted ornaments.
Moreover, such a wardrobe can have both a traditional design for more classic interiors, and a fashionable and modern design. This is a great solution for a private house with a fairly spacious entrance hall. In "Khrushchev" it is better to install a more compact corner model, for example, a five-walled cabinet. In this case, you can find budget economy class furniture, but with beautiful facades.
A wardrobe with doors with a mirror looks very elegant in the interior of any hallway. Mirrored compartment furniture looks very stylish and luxurious. This design will perfectly fit into any interior style. You can buy a beautiful corner model and complement it with a small table and an ottoman for changing shoes. Then the design will allow you to complement the interior with several more small pieces of furniture, therefore it is very convenient.
In rustic interiors such as country or provence, use wardrobes with a wooden lattice on the door. She is able to make this product more graceful and elegant. The artificially aged coating will add charm to this product. More elegant and graceful interior items are decorated with carvings or paintings. As a rule, these are lighter models of natural wood shades.
Models of ivory, milky or light peach color look very elegant in Provence style interiors. They fill the hallway with lightness and make a pleasant impression on guests when they visit your home.
The storage system can also be supplemented with comfortable and spacious mezzanines, decorated in light colors. Light glass doors can also be used for this.
In the next video, you will see an overview of a corner wardrobe for a small hallway.