Give your hallway some love

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When I moved into my flat in the summer, I couldn’t have cared less about the hallway. The word and the space seem to belong to big rambling houses, not little urban hideouts.  Say ikat cushion or hand thrown mug or anything Bang & Olufsen and my ears will prick up, but say hallway and I will find it hard to care.

This could be to do with the fact that mine is a damp, cold, foot of a staircase which leads to much more colourful and exciting things, but I think it is also indicative of the fact that in general not many excited new home makers care about this odd and transient space. But when it comes to urban living, a hallway where you can fit anything larger than a set of keys and a coat or two is gold dust. And it should be maximised.

So  – partly in an effort to find out what to do with mine, and partly because when I think of my friends’ houses I realise I am not alone in the hallway wilderness (the worst are mostly male-tended but that’s no excuse) – I scouted out some of my favourites. The first, above, packed with robins and colourful gourds, is perfect while autumn hangs on in there.

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