Selecting Hallway Furniture
Dress up an otherwise naked hallway by adding a furniture piece or two suited to the space. When deciding which furniture belongs in the hallway, keep in mind several things. The best way to start choosing hallway furniture is to decide what your needs are for storage, decoration, and functionality in a hallway space. In many cases, the hallway requires very little furniture at all, as too much furniture can lead to clutter that can cause injuries or inconvenience. This is especially true in narrow hallways in which space is already limited. Try choosing narrow hallway furniture that does not take up a significant footprint in the hallway, or consider furniture such as shelves that hang from the walls rather than sit on the floor.
Benches and chairs are pieces of hallway furniture that can certainly serve a function, but they can also take up a fair amount of space, especially when someone is sitting in the chair or on the bench. Measure the hallway to see if it is feasible to place a bench or chair in the space, and don’t forget to measure a hypothetical distance between a person sitting in the chair and the other end of the hallway. If your hallway has enough room, consider benches that are long and thin rather than chairs that tend to be short and wider.