If you’re like me, your hallway table is one of the most underutilized spaces in your home. A narrow little island for holding keys, mail and maybe some fruit? And it’s probably a little beat up from all that traffic! That’s what I thought (and still do) about my hallway table until I discovered some ways to redefine it with style and function. Now it’s one of my favorite things in the house!
Tips to Redefine A Hallway Table With Style & Function
Use It as a Shelf or Narrow Cabinet
- Use it as a shelf. If you’re placing your hallway table in an entryway, use it to display decor or important items like keys and mail. To make this look more intentional, add hooks above the table for coats and bags.
- Make it into a narrow cabinet. If you have the space to spare, create a narrow cabinet by adding shelves inside your hallway table—this way, there are places for different types of items (like shoes if you live in an apartment). If you have limited space in your apartment/home but want to make use of as much floor space as possible, try using a staircase railing as an alternative storage option!
- Add mirrors above it! Mirrors can help visually enlarge any room they’re placed in so consider throwing one up above your new storage solution. The trick here is finding something with just enough style: go too modern with something like geometric shapes and you’ve lost that feeling of warmth we were going for earlier on this list!
Give It Some Space
In order to make the most of your hallway table, consider using space underneath it. If you have a hidden storage area with room to fit a few baskets or bins, then this is a good spot to store shoes and other items that may otherwise be lying around.
You can also use the top surface of your table as an extra place to display decor, like books or art pieces. Simply add in some shelves or hooks on either side, and you’re good to go!
Finally—and this tip is more for those who have taller tables—consider adding mirrors on either side of your piece. Mirrors are great for reflecting light into dark spaces (especially if there are no windows), making them ideal additions if you don’t have adequate natural light coming into your home.
Make It a Focal Point
- Use it as a focal point in the hallway.
- Add artwork to bring in more color.
- Use it as a spot for a plant, or other decorative item.
- Turn it into a desk where you can work on your laptop and other projects while having easy access to your mail and keys when coming and going from the house.
- Make it into a small table where you can put down drinks/snacks while having dinner guests over, or place invitations on when having guests over who need directions to find their way around (especially if they’re new).
Add Artwork to Bring in More Color
One of the best ways to make your hallway table stand out is by adding some artwork. You can use artwork to bring in more color or even add a focal point on the wall. However, if you’re going to do this, keep in mind how you want it to look and whether or not it will fit with your hallway table!
- Check the size of the artwork. If it’s too big for the space provided by your table then it might be better off elsewhere (or maybe just somewhere else in your home!). Even if it does fit on top of an existing piece of furniture like this one though, make sure that its colour scheme matches well with both other elements already present nearby – although this isn’t always necessary because sometimes all we want is something bolder than usual!
- Consider where you’ll be placing things before purchasing anything too expensive like paintings; they’re meant t
Whether you’re looking to repurpose an old hallway table or are just looking for a way to add more style to your home, these ideas can help.
The key is to think creatively about what you already have and how it can be used in new ways. If your hallway table doesn’t have a lot of storage space or needs an update, consider one of these options instead of buying something new!