Of course, a large spacious entrance hall is convenient - it is easy to place everything you need in such a room, without thinking about planning and saving space. But if the corridor is narrow and long, finding furniture in the hallway is more difficult. When making a repair plan, you need to take into account the dimensions to centimeters, the technology of opening the valves, the location of doors, sockets, etc.
Minimalism in a narrow corridor will allow you to install all the necessary furniture and leave the space light
What needs to be considered when choosing
There are several significant criteria that should be repelled when choosing a hallway in the corridor. The functionality of the room itself, along with a harmonious view of the interior, depends on compliance with these parameters.
This is the most important parameter, which is worth paying special attention to when choosing furniture for a small hallway. In order for cabinets with shelves not to take up much space without interfering with movement along the corridor, models with a width of up to 40 cm should be stopped. If the headsets are too massive, this can greatly interfere.
A tall closet on the whole wall with bright panels will dilute the monochrome white interior of the hallway
Shallow shoe holders help save valuable space so that the passage remains sufficiently free. This is important in case of an emergency in the apartment.
Important! The optimal width of the passage should allow two people to walk simultaneously without interfering with each other.
Wardrobe with open shelves - this season's chic!
You can store shoes for the current season in shallow boxes of shoes, small objects, scarves, gloves, and shoe care products will also fit there. If you purchase several shoe holders, it makes it possible to store more things with a minimum load on the hallway area. How to choose compact furniture for a narrow long hallway can be viewed in the photo.
Stylish hall in beige tones
Combination with wall decoration
If the furniture stands out sharply against the background of wallpaper, it visually makes it more massive. To closet cabinets are not too conspicuous, they must merge with the walls or be as close in tone as possible. So cabinets and shoeboxes will merge with the surrounding surface, without attracting attention.
Bright fusion cabinets looking very organic in the built-in niche of a narrow hallway.
A well-thought-out arrangement and number of compartments, as well as shelves with drawers, allows for the most efficient storage of items with various accessories. In addition to the internal shelves, cabinets can be supplemented with external shelves, hangers for clothes, as well as large mirrors. If you choose a modular kit, think in advance where and what will be stored. Under each type of things a separate shelf, drawer or whole compartment should be provided.
A closet cabinet is an excellent solution for a narrow hallway.
Functionality and practicality
In a narrow long corridor, furniture that combines several functions is most appreciated. It can be a shoe holder with a seat and additional drawers with a stand for a phone, a cabinet with a mirror, a cabinet with hooks and shelves outside. Such furniture well saves space without losing functionality.
Modern cabinets are very functional and fit perfectly into the interior of a narrow hallway.
When you have to calculate every ten centimeters, it is important to use any available space. In the narrow long hallway it is difficult to hang shelves on the walls or above the doors, so you can make the corridor even smaller. Instead of hinged shelves, you can use corner models and hangers.
White entrance hall with open shelves does not clutter the space
Types of furniture
A narrow long corridor is not very suitable for a large amount of furniture. However, leaving it empty is not worth it. Often for a small hallway take a wardrobe complete with a shoebox, hangers for clothes and, if space permits, a bookcase. The design of such furniture can be modest, elegant or elaborate. The abundance of unnecessary details and complex shapes does not have a very good effect on the visual perception of a small corridor. The abundance of decor only reduces the space. When choosing furniture for a long narrow hallway, you can focus on the photo with examples below.
Shallow furniture with open shelves is great for long and narrow corridors
Important! It is better to choose extremely simple models of furniture, and use mirrors, wall panels or a beautiful clock as interior decoration.
Bright color will transform the simplest furniture and will add fresh notes of a hall
For narrow, long rooms, angular types of cabinets or classic case variants with a width of 65-70 cm are not suitable. It is necessary to select a compartment with a height from floor to ceiling and a depth of 40 cm. Sliding doors do not take up extra space when opening and closing coupe in the narrowest rooms. The length of the facades can occupy the entire wall if there is enough space. What to place inside:
- Shoe shelves;
- Bar with hangers;
- Boxes for small things;
- Brunette woman;
- Compartment for large items.
In such cabinets there are many shelves and drawers, but it is better to select metal bars for hangers not perpendicular, but longitudinal. Otherwise, with a width of 40 cm (including the roller system), outerwear simply does not fit in width. The facades of such a cabinet should be chosen with mirrors. They can be smooth or decorated with ornaments. The mirror surface visually expands the room, making the narrow long corridor more spacious as in the following photos of the hallways.
Sets of modules allow you to create any interior. For a narrow long hallway, you can pick up only the required number of parts and assemble them in any way that is convenient. Modules, as a rule, have a simple design and a minimum of decor. They are produced in a whole series, so you can easily buy new parts, and not buy everything at once, if there is no such possibility.
If necessary, modules can be swapped, thereby refreshing the interior. For a small hallway, it is enough to pick up a narrow locker, cabinet, mirror and coat hanger. In addition, you can purchase a stand for umbrellas, as well as a shelf for hats and scarves.
Entrance hall with entresol
If there is no room in the hallway for a large cabinet, you can choose models with entresols. The upper shelves can be located directly above the ends of the cabinet or on the side of the doorways. Mezzanines are convenient because they can store things that are not needed in the current season.
This closet fits well into minimalist interior styles, and simple glossy facades do not overload the room. Mezzanines can be additionally equipped with lighting if they are located above the doors. If you buy such furniture to order, you can purchase a unique model that corresponds to the size and shape of the corridor.
Hall with shoebox
Separate or built-in cabinet cupboard for shoes useful item for the hallway. This allows you to keep all shoes clean and tidy. Additional shelves make it possible to store many small things that may come in handy. An obuvnitsa with a seat will save space, this is especially important if there is no space for poufs or low benches.
Shelves may vary in shape and size. The narrowest species are only 30 cm wide, but their height can be any. The only drawback of this design is poor stability, so you need to think in advance about the additional fasteners.
Choosing a cabinet for shoes, it is better to give preference to closed models. In such a shoebox dust will not accumulate. However, it is necessary to take into account good ventilation, otherwise the risk of fungus is high. Modern shoe coasters of the closed type are often equipped with a quartz lamp, disinfecting shoes. Variants of hallways for narrow long corridors can be viewed in the photo.
Without a hanger can not do in any hallway. It may be the simplest or most complex and elaborate piece of art. The choice of design hangers depends on the style of the interior corridor.
Designs also differ in location, hangers can be ceiling, floor, mobile or static, as well as built into the closet. Clothes are usually hung either on hooks or on hangers. In small hallways there is not enough space, so it is better to choose an angular model.
In the narrow long hallway there is not always a place for the closet, it will have to be replaced with hooks, a shoebox with a seat and a mirror. If the room has high ceilings, you can place under them shelves and drawers, where easily fit things out of season.
If there is a niche in the corridor, you can mount a compact wardrobe in it. Mirror shutters in addition to practical functions will visually expand the space. Smooth glossy facades will play the same role. In this case, the mirror should be placed opposite the entrance, above it or on the sides of hanging lamps. Options for the arrangement of furniture for a narrow long hallway in the apartment can be seen on the selection of photos.
What is important to pay attention to when planning
Thinking through how to arrange the furniture in a narrow long hallway, you should also take into account a number of fundamental points. Some may seem small things, but this is not so - even comfort depends on minor details.
Location of doorways
The design of the doors should be combined with each other, as well as with the decoration of the corridor. It is best to choose them in the same style and colors. Decorative elements can overlap with the decoration of the facades of furniture or walls.
Where the doors open
It is important to consider the direction of opening the doors. If they open out of the hallway, nothing can be changed, but if the sash opens inward, this can create problems when placing furniture. Too thick door frames conceal the hallway space. If there is not enough space, you need to choose sliding models or leave only arched passages.
Floor heating system
It is not necessary to lay warm floor throughout the hallway, there is enough space in the area of the door and under the shoebox. Heated allows the shoe to dry faster. Razvuvshis from the street, it is more pleasant to step on a warm surface, and not a cold tile or laminate.
The cabinet and the area near the mirror should be well lit. Placing the light sources on the sides of the mirror surface will make the hallway lighter. The compartment light can be located on the remote canopy, under the outer shelves or inside the cabinet itself. Switches for local lighting should be placed near the entrance door, and toggle switches to turn on the general light are more convenient to be mounted at the entrance to the living room. If possible, install motion sensors to automatically turn on the light.
Furniture should not block access to outlets. They are needed in the corridor for electric dryers, vacuum cleaners, wired phones and other equipment. The most convenient place for the location of several outlets at the entrance.
Intercom and electrical panel
To accommodate these devices, you must have free space on the wall. This must be taken into account when arranging furniture. There must be free access to the electrical panel. To pick up furniture for a narrow and long hallway, sometimes an entire art, it is not at all easier then to correctly put everything in its place. In the setting of a small room should be armed with the principles of minimalism - less, but better. Simple compact models will not take up much space and will look neat without overloading the interior.