If you long for an elaborate and sophisticated hallway design then you're not alone.


Millions of us are searching for the best ways to decorate a hallway – after all, it's the gateway to your home – but sometimes these corridors turn out to be quite the challenge!

Limited space and awkward layouts mean having to think of new and inventive ways to add practical storage with a splash of style, and that's why we've taken a look at the best hallway products on the market right now, so you can decorate your narrow hallway without a hitch.

Take a look to see if you can find some small hallway ideas that will suit your property…


Narrow hallway storage

Hemnes shoe cabinet
© Ikea

Hemnes shoe cabinet, £75, IKEA

Hallway shoe storage can be one of the biggest problems when it comes to houses with narrow corridors. You want something that is big enough to hide all those messy shoes, but not so big that you have to do a crab-style walk down your hallway to get past it.

The IKEA Hemnes shoe cabinet is great for small hallway storage. Designed to screw directly into the wall for balance, this shoe cabinet has a leg clearance greater than most skirting boards, meaning it can fit flush to your wall.

Once installed, this Scandi shoe cabinet can hold 8-12 pairs of shoes, plus the top is wide enough to fit a few decorative accessories!


Hallway mirrors

Large rose gold pebble wall mirror
© Oliver Bonas

Large rose gold pebble wall mirror, £58, Oliver Bonas

The secret to a great hallway design? A huge statement mirror!

No matter how small your hallway is, a large mirror will instantly make it feel bigger by reflecting the light all around and giving it a light and airy feeling.

To style your mirror, position it off-centre above your shoe cabinet, then add some botanicals and other accessories of different heights around it.


Tall coat and shoe stands

HIBA pine and metal coat stand

HIBA pine and metal coat stand, £185, La Redoute

If you can't go wide with your storage, then go tall!


Combining a sturdy frame with pine shelving, this industrial-style hallway stand from La Redoute is perfect for nestling in a corner, or even in a wall alcove. Use the three shelves for storage baskets if you need to hold more shoes, then hang your coats and add a faux String of Pearls house plant to the top shelf for a tidy storage solution.