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20 DIY Hall Tree Bench Projects You Can Build Easily

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Hall tree benches are good not just for organizing items or having a fancy coat and hat hanger section, but are beautiful aesthetic pieces to spice up the ambiance of your home if used properly. So, they effectively serve both functional and decorative purposes.

In this article, I’ve carefully put together a list of 20 DIY Hall Tree Benches that you can create to bring an about much-needed organization or simply add a little character where things had been a bit bland for your taste. Each DIY Hall tree bench is cheap, easy to assemble, and just as effective as their $500 dollar counterparts so, enjoy!

1. DIY Hall Tree Bench

For this beauty, you’ll need laminated panel boards, plywood boards, wood screws, Kreg screws, wood glue, and woodwork tools amongst others. The making of the various compartments is straight to the point and even a beginner at crafts or woodwork should not have issues assembling this. Paint it into any color of your choice to fit in with the color scheme of your interior décor when you’re done.

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2. DIY Farmhouse Hall Tree

Perfect for a farmhouse, this DIY farmhouse hall tree is practical and gets the job done. Play with different wood colors and textures/grain to get a more exquisite feel. The dimensions for every aspect of the woodwork are made available in this DIY, eliminating guesswork and ensuring you get perfect results.

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3. DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

To get this modern and versatile DIY hall tree bench, you’re going to need panel boards, pocket hole screws, a drill, a Kreg Jig, and other woodwork tools. It takes about 24hrs or less to assemble this, although beginners might end up using more time. Just stick to the building plans and you’ll be fine.

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4. DIY Hallway Tree

What I love most about this hallway tree bench is its finishing. It is an absolute beauty that deserves to grace your hallways and you can scale it down to size to suit your space, your woodwork tools and wood of choice are all you need, much like you were going to build a cupboard or a table – it’s really that simple.

5. DIY Hall Coat Rack With Bench

This DIY hallway tree bench is a simple hall coat rack with a bench. It’s simple to make and doesn’t require you to be a professional before you can assemble everything together. Pine is used for the frames of the upper body i.e. the coat rack section, while cedar is used for the bench i.e. the storage box section. The incorporation of regular paneling into the upper body lends a nice contrast to the entire frame.

6. How To Make An Entry Bench

With easy to source materials and a beginner-friendly approach, this DIY hallway tree bench is a must-have. A beautiful finish was obtained by contrasting the baskets placed in the storage bench section against the white-colored frame of the entire hallway tree bench.

7. DIY Hall Tree Storage Bench

This DIY hall tree storage bench is an intricate piece with 6 storage box partitions across 2 layers in its storage bench. The end result is perfect for large families who might need just a little more room than the average hall tree can provide.

8. DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

Step by step instructions makes this an easy one to follow. It’s a classic hall tree bench whose dimensions can be adjusted to fit your needs. Such is the beauty of a DIY hall tree bench! You can get exactly what you need.

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9. DIY Modern Hall Tree Bench

This is a modern farmhouse hall tree bench based on the popular “OG” Shiplap Hall Tree Bench. Don’t be intimidated by the sheer size of it though, you need only 5 tools to fashion this out; a miter saw, drill, orbital sander, pocket jig hole, and a pin nailer!

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10. Modern Hall Tree Bench DIY

This is an easy to follow DIY hallway tree bench guide. You’ll find it well listed out including pictures of dimensions for the woodwork and extras that may come in handy.

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11. How To Build A Hall Tree With ChalkBoard

Got an old chalkboard you no longer need? Create a fashionable hall tree bench out of it instead of throwing it away; recycling is always better after all. I can also serve as a reminder board which is perfect since it’s the last thing you’ll see before leaving the house. The best part about this DIY hall tree with a chalkboard is that it costs less than $100 to build and is perfect for smaller entryways.

All you need to do is build the frame for the board alongside the storage bench with all their necessary supports, attach the chalkboard to the frame and that’s it! Your very own chalkboard hallway tree bench.

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12. DIY Pallet Entryway Bench

This DIY pallet entryway bench makes use of the wood to create a great design with lines that will stand out anywhere. It would definitely require a lot of work hours to complete but the finished product is breathtaking and worth it.

The process uses some fancy tools. Feel free to purchase what you need if you’re going to be involved in such crafts more often than not, I’d advise you look at one of the plans on this list that requires fewer tools if you don’t already have what you need – this way you can stick to the original intent of budget-friendly hallway tree benches.

13. DIY Hall Tree Storage Racks

Here you’ll learn how to properly strip paint off reclaimed lumber and build a proper base. It’s a very detailed tutorial for those who require the process of a DIY hall tree bench broken down to the basics for them. This is the first of a 2-part tutorial and you’ll find the second part just beneath the video of the first when you use the link.

14. Hall Tree Bench Build DIY

It’s relaxing watching the kids come and go in the background as the tutor builds the DIY hall tree bench, makes you feel like your DIY hall tree bench lessons are in safe hands. You’ll need your wood of choice and regular woodwork tools to create this simple, slim hall tree. Finish up with paint of your choice and enjoy.


How To Make A Coat Rack Bench Hall Tree

This coat rack hall tree bench looks sensational painted black and paired with reclaimed Barnwood – a simple piece that reinforces the fact that sometimes, less is more. You can pre cut your wood while buying to make your work easier and ensure you have accurate dimensions.

16. DIY Shiplap Hall Tree With Bench

You’ll be building a shiplap hall tree bench like a pro with this one. A ¼ inch underlayment plywood cut down to specified strips is part of what is required to create the shiplap effect on this one and in 10mins, you could already have them up against a wall. The shiplap was nailed to the wall but you could glue them up permanently as an alternative or fix them to the wooden frame instead if you envision switching its position or just don’t want it secured to the wall.

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DIY Hall Tree Bench Plans

Pine, redwood, and cedar come highly recommended in this DIY hall tree bench plan because of their durable nature, nice finish, and ability to survive humidity. Tool wise, you’ll need safety gloves and glasses, a miter saw, jigsaw, measuring equipment (chalk line, tape measure, carpentry pencil, etc.)

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18. How To Build A Hall Tree Bench

It takes about 2 days to complete this hall tree bench at an approximate cost of $150.  This project is not for the faint of hearts and is rated by the tutor on a difficulty level of ‘hard’. The finished product is however beautiful and crafting it would be a nice challenge to take on.

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19. DIY Hall Tree Bench

This DIY hall tree bench is a practical bench with a shoe rack underneath as opposed to storage boxes like most traditional hall tree benches, and a coat rack above. A bit of welding is required as you’ll be working with metal alongside wood and you’ll find the entire creation process in a detailed step guide.

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20. Pottery Barn Entry Hall Tree

Construction for this unique design of hall tree bench is divided into 4 easy to remember parts by the tutor; feet, uprights, shelf supports, and hook boards. The process is outlined in 5 steps that may require a bit of experience or trial and error. Whatever the case, this is one DIY hallway tree bench you do not want to miss out on.

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Before planning on building any of the projects listed in this article, know that this project is space consuming and would take a significant amount of space in your hallway. The build process might also require woodworking tools. Feel free to share plans with a woodworking expert if you are having issues building one yourself.

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15+ Stately DIY Hall Tree Plans [FREE] - MyMyDIY

I’m sure you’ve seen pricey hall trees in stores before. They look pretty cool but they cost a fortune.

And if you want one, you’ll probably end up paying at least $300- and if they’re from Ikea, budget a day for assembly!

(Check out our favorite home hall interior design ideas!)

But did you ever think you could make your own? Well, you can! It’s actually really easy.

A hall is a typical piece of furniture that holds clothes, hats, bags, and other items. The hall tree is usually placed in the hallway or entryway. It provides storage for the outwear and daily gear.

This is the design I went with: 

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You can check out the plan here– make sure you check out all our other plans below:

Also: check out these DIY mudroom bench plans as an alternative to these DIY hall trees!


  • DIY Hall Tree Plans & Ideas
    • #1. Hall Tree With Shoe Storage
    • #2. Hall Tree Bench
    • #3. Easy Wood & Industrial Pipe Hall Tree DIY
    • #4. Pottery Barn Built In Entry Hall Tree
    • #5. Industrial Coat Rack Bench
    • #6. Rustic Farmhouse Hall Tree
    • #7. DIY Modern Shiplap Hall Tree Bench
    • #8. Shiplap Entryway Idea
    • #9. Cheap Upcycled Hall Tree 
    • #10. Small DIY Hall Tree Bench
    • #11. Hall Tree Storage Bench Idea
    • #12. Cheap Hall Tree Bench
    • #13. Entryway Hall Tree with Storage
    • #14. Hall Tree Storage Bench
    • #15. DIY Hall Tree Coat Rack Bench
  • How to make a DIY hall tree
    • Tools required
    • Woodcutting list
    • The steps for making the hall tree

DIY Hall Tree Plans & Ideas

#1. Hall Tree With Shoe Storage

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A hall tree is a piece of furniture that provides an opportunity to keep all your bags, coats and accessories organized in one place. If you are planning to buy a new hall tree, there are some important things to consider before buying. This article discusses the factors to consider when buying a hall tree and provides some useful tips for buying your first hall tree.

#2. Hall Tree Bench

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A DIY hall tree is an easy way to add some character to any room. It’s also a great project for kids who are learning about building things from scratch.

#3. Easy Wood & Industrial Pipe Hall Tree DIY

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Build your own DIY hall tree for your home with this easy step-by-step guide. It will be a great addition to your home and you will love how it looks.

#4. Pottery Barn Built In Entry Hall Tree

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A hall tree is a multipurpose storage piece that typically has two or more hooks along with a bench seat that can be used for sitting and to store coats and other items. Hall trees were originally made from wood, but they are now available in a wide range of materials and styles.

#5. Industrial Coat Rack Bench

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A DIY hall tree is an easy way to add some extra storage space to your home. It’s also a great way to save money on decorating your house. You can find many different ideas for DIY hall trees online or at any craft store- or try out the elegant model above!

#6. Rustic Farmhouse Hall Tree

Furnishing a home can be a fun and exciting process, but it can also be a bit daunting. The first step in any DIY furniture project is to create an accurate budget. This guide provides a detailed list of all the steps involved in this process.

#7. DIY Modern Shiplap Hall Tree Bench

#8. Shiplap Entryway Idea

If you are looking for a way to spruce up your entryway, a DIY hall tree is one of the most practical and attractive options. With just a few tools and supplies, you can customize your personal entryway to fit your style and needs.

#9. Cheap Upcycled Hall Tree 

If you’re looking for a new way to add storage and style to your home, then check out this DIY hall tree project. This stylish DIY hall tree is a great addition to your entryway. All you need is a few common tools, time and patience as you follow along with these step by step instructions.

#10. Small DIY Hall Tree Bench

A hall tree is a simple piece of furniture that sits in the hall and acts as a place to hang coats and bags when you come through the door. It’s a great way to get yourself organized. When designing your hall tree, make sure to use strong materials, such as timber for the frame and a wood veneer for the top surface. This will ensure that it lasts for a long period of time.

#11. Hall Tree Storage Bench Idea

#12. Cheap Hall Tree Bench

You might be hard-pressed to figure out what to do with all that extra space when you start downsizing your home, but the fact of the matter is – you’re going to need somewhere to put your belongings. In fact, it can almost feel like a challenge to find ways to store all of those little knick-knacks and decorative items that you have around your home. One solution is to build a hallway tree.

#13. Entryway Hall Tree with Storage

If you are looking for hall tree, this is the right plan. They’ll show you how to build your own DIY Hall Tree in a really easy way. You can make your own hall tree with these plans and instructions, or modify them so they fit your needs.

#14. Hall Tree Storage Bench

A lot of times when we think of a hall tree, we picture them in an entryway, serving as an umbrella stand, laundry hamper, and coat rack all in one. But did you know a hall tree can be used in other areas of your home. Hall trees are great for rooms that have limited space in your home. They can be used for storing all those extra things you want to keep, but don’t have any room for.

#15. DIY Hall Tree Coat Rack Bench

How to make a DIY hall tree

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The following products are required while making a hall tree

  • Two boards each 1” by 12”, 70”
  • Five coat hooks
  • The favorite painting
  • One packet of 2 ½” pocket screws
  • A packet of 1.5” brand nails
  • Thirteen boards 2” by 2” each 70”
  • One wood glue
  • A Brad Nailer
  • Two boards 3/4” each with a thickness of 15.5” by 37”
  • A packet of pocket hole screws, 1 1/4”

Tools required

The tools required include the following;

  • Cramp -6” wood project
  • Pocket hole jig
  • A Kreg right angle cramp for ensuring everything is at the right angle
  • Miter saw
  • Sander
  • cordless drill
  • a small painting roller and brush
  • A carpenters hammer

Woodcutting list

The best cutting list that we used in the preparation of timber works

  • One bottom shelf, 12 ½” by 37”
  • Two middle benches support 2” by 2”, each 9 3/16”
  • Four bench sides 2” by 2” each 12 ½”
  • Four 2” by 2” bench sides each 15 ¼”
  • One benchtop 15 ½” by 37”
  • Seven 2” by 2” bench stretchers each 34”.
  • Four 2” by 2” hall tree sides each 43 ¼”.
  • Two hall tree backing, 2” by 2” each 40 ¼”
  • Three 2” by 2” tree vertical supports each 40 ¼”
  • Six 2” by 2” hall tree side stretchers each 2 1/4”.
  • One hall tree backing, 1” by 8”, 37”.
  • One hall tree top shelf, 1” by 8”, each 37 1/ 16”.

The steps for making the hall tree

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The following is the procedure followed when making the hall tree

Step one

Start by assembling the bench sides using a Kreg Jig on the setting of 11/2”. The 2” by 2” stretchers are attached to the bench side with the 21/2” pocket screws and the wood glue.

Step two

The second step is to attach the top bench stretchers. Assemble the bench by adding the 2” by 2” stretcher pieces on the top side of the bench using a Kreg Jig with pocket screws in the combination of wood glue.

Step three

The third step is to attach the bottom bench stretchers to the assembled bench using a Kreg Jig with wood glue and pocket screws. The bottom stretchers should be measuring 2” by 2”.

There should also be a 2.5” space from the bottom of the bench to the first stretcher piece to ensure that the bottom bench shelf has not come in contact with the ground.

Step four

The fourth step is adding the bottom bench shelf. Cut 2” by 2” squares on every corner of the bottom shelf, then attach it to the bench using the brad nails and wood glue to ensure it is firm.

Step five

The fifth step is the attachment of the middle bench supports pieces on the hall tree bench using the Kreg Jig. For firm, the attachment uses pocket hole screws and wood glue.

The support pieces should measure 2” by 2” are attached directly to the middle of the bench though close to the edge of the bottom shelf.

Step six

The sixth step is assembling the hall tree sides. Attach three 2” by 2” stretcher pieces on the side of the hall tree using a Kreg Jig. Use the pocket hole screws for attachment in combination with wood glue.

Apply the same method to assemble the other side of the hall tree. Ensure that all the pocket holes face upwards on the top stretcher while on the bottom stretcher, they point downwards.

Step seven

Attach hall tree sides through assembling the three 2” by 2” stretchers using a Kreg Jig with the pocket hole screws along with wood glue.

Step eight

Attach the 2” by 2” middle post to the hall tree using a Kreg Jig with pocket hole screws and wood glue. The stretcher should be connected directly in the middle of the hall tree.

Step nine

In this step, we attach the 1” by 12” boards at the back of the hall tree using Kreg Jig with pocket hole screws and wood glue for attachment. The boards should not exceed or be less than the front of the hall tree.

Step ten

At step ten, we attach back supports at least two, using a Kreg Jig with pocket screws and wood glue.

After attaching the back supports, attach the top bench using wood glue and brad nails.

Step eleven

The next step is to attach the bench on the top of the hall tree. Drill holes alongside the bottom with a countersink bit on the hall tree the four, two by two’s verticals; then insert the 3” wood screws to attach the hall tree on the bottom bench and fill the holes left with wood filler; alternatively, use wooden dowels.

Attach the top shelf, 1” by 8” using brad nails and wood glue.

Step twelve

This is the step where we attach the middle shelf by cutting 2” by 2” notches on the shelf and removing 1.5” from the back shelf. Use brad nails to attach the middle frame to the hall tree.

Drill pocket holes on the underside for screwing the two sides into 2” by 2” of the hall tree bench using the brad nails. After doing so, the hall tree is ready for finishing.

The final step is finishing

The hall tree is painted with the favorite paint for wood for the finishing. The paint should give it a good look or match with that on the walls. Paint the hall tree with at least two coats using a smooth paintbrush and a paint roller.

A mirror of any size can be attached to the front part of the hall tree. Also, other items such as pot flowers are placed on the hall tree to ensure it looks better.

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Hall design in a private house

The hall is not just an entrance hall, but a real hall that combines the functions of receiving guests, storing shoes and outerwear, and a staircase area. Often it is the design of the hall in a private house that is its face, the preface. Therefore, it is important that the style chosen matches the overall concept of housing, but is not overloaded with details and is practical to use.

Design features

Often the front room is used not only as an entrance hall, but also as a place to place books, photographs, decor, dressing room. In private houses, the hall goes well with terraces, it can smoothly move into a dining area or living room. Before creating a project, it is important to determine the purpose of the room and its functional elements, take into account the features of the space.

Characteristic properties of the hall

  • Lack of natural light. Even if a hall is planned in a private house, it does not always have full windows. In the apartments there are none at all, which is why there is a problem with lighting. To do this, you need to carefully consider the location of lighting fixtures.
  • Patency. It is in this room that most people pass, most often in shoes (couriers, acquaintances, guests, etc. ). Therefore, the used finishing materials must be resistant, durable, easy to clean.
  • Proper layout. Even a spacious hall can turn into an impractical area if the furniture is not properly arranged. First of all, they should not interfere with the passage of people. In addition, you need to leave room for comfortable gathering before going outside.
  • Required zoning. Even if the hall is connected to the living room, dining room or other rooms, it is important to correctly zoning the space using colors, textures, height differences, finishing materials, furniture, etc. Lack of hallway borders will spread dirt from clothes and shoes throughout the house.

Furnishing a small hall is somewhat more difficult due to the number of doors that lead to other rooms, the lack of space for elementary pieces of furniture, etc. But, designers offer compact and interesting solutions that can solve any problem.

Options for finishing the hall

The choice of finishing materials and decor depends on the area of ​​the room. At the same time, it is desirable to make all the doors that open into the hall the same for complete harmony. Further, the purpose and idea of ​​each zone is determined. The lightest part should be the entrance so that you can easily open and close the door, pick up an order, etc. For this, spotlights and sconces are used.


It is popular to decorate the hall with dado, a material of high strength and wear resistance, which is applied to 1/3 of the wall in height from the floor. It not only has an attractive appearance, but also washes well, does not absorb pollution, and retains its original appearance for a long time. An option is selected for several tones darker than the rest of the finish.

Another classic solution for the lobby - stylish wallpaper with large prints or stripes. Visually, they will expand the room, make it more original and fashionable. To add intimacy to the space, a baguette is attached on top. In the spacious hall, you can use wooden wall decor, stucco, hanging consoles.


Natural stone tiles or stone imitation tiles are ideal for the hall. It has a solid appearance, while it is unpretentious in care and endures mechanical stress. Manufacturers offer special series with a non-slip coating and no extra shine.

For a creative design of a hall in a country house, ceramic mosaics can be laid out on the floor. The most expensive solution is natural stone or wood of special species, covered with a protective varnish. It should be noted that such materials require regular processing using special equipment and professional care products.

A budget and practical solution would be to use linoleum, laminate is well suited for the hall. They can also look original if you choose models with a geometric or graphic pattern. It is better not to use carpet, as it will quickly “wipe off”, lose its brightness and will only collect dust and dirt. An alternative to a soft interior coating is a small carpet.


A tall, spacious hall can be decorated with a multi-level ceiling, but sometimes a smooth, even surface is appropriate. Fashionable decors - stucco, stained glass, mosaics, handmade drawings. Versatile finish - plain white ceiling with built-in lights. For country and Provence styles, wooden beams are mounted, typical for rural houses.


Compared to the corridor, a central source of lighting is installed in the hall - a chandelier. For the rest of the zones, sconces are used, as well as LED lamps. They can be built into walls, niches, ceilings. Depending on the design, lighting fixtures can act as decor. The space is illuminated evenly, without the formation of dark corners. The intensity of light in each zone is adjusted separately for maximum convenience. Floor lamps and floor lamps are rarely used.

Selection of furniture

  • When choosing, it is important to be guided by the fact that there should be maximum free space in the hall. No bulky furniture, mailbox or old shoes.
  • The best solution for storage - built-in furniture. Niches, wardrobes, full-fledged wardrobes will save space and remove unnecessary things from your eyes.
  • Mandatory furniture for the hallway is a small table for small things, a pouffe or a bench, a hanger for outerwear, a cabinet for shoes, a chest of drawers for storing various things or a closet.
  • Spacious room can be equipped as a full-fledged hall with a designer sofa and armchairs with velvet trim and carved legs. Here the format is no longer of great importance, the main thing is the location of all elements.

No hall is complete without a mirror. It can hang on the wall, stand on forged legs, be built into the closet. The larger the mirror, the more interesting and brighter the room will look.

The color scheme of the hall in a private house

For the classic design of a hall without stairs, you need to remember that here windows can only be at the door, otherwise only artificial lighting is used. Therefore, it is important that a light palette prevails in the interior. The universal color is white, which is suitable for any style. Beige, gray, brown, coffee tones also look great.

To emphasize details, accents can be placed using richer and deeper colors. But they should occupy no more than 15-20% of the total range. Prints are used frequently. They can be on curtains, walls (stripes, plants, geometry, etc.) and even on the floor. Drawings are not only a decoration, but also a tool: vertical stripes visually raise the ceiling, and a large floral print enlarges the room. The main thing is that such inserts should not be spontaneous, but should correspond to the design project of the cottage hall.

Decor and accessories

  1. Curtains. You can’t do without them if there are window openings. They allow you to decorate the entrance area. The same decorations are used for the railings to create the integrity of the composition. The color should match the walls and furniture.
  2. Pictures. The frame and palette of the canvas should match the gamut to the rest of the style of the room. In addition, you can’t make the space heavier - there are only 1-2 paintings on each wall, areas with wall decor should be left without art.
  3. Sculptures and decorative elements. Their number is selected commensurate with space. The area should be functional and practical, and not occupied only by figurines, candlesticks, etc.
  4. Mirrors. This mandatory element is equipped with lighting fixtures. If multiple mirrors are used, they should be identical and arranged in a symmetrical order, not randomly. This technique will create the effect of infinity of space and give the hall majesty.

For two-story country houses and villas, live or artificial fire is used as decoration. The fireplace makes the room comfortable and cozy, it can become the center. At the same time, its decoration should coincide with the rest in the hall. Another extraordinary solution is a decorative fountain that will look appropriate in the center of the room.

Styling solutions

  • Vanguard. One of the most difficult to perform. It is characterized by bright colors, the use of several types of materials, while the room should remain spacious and things functional.
  • Shabby chic. A modern take on Provence. Photos, romantic decor items are complemented by lush curtains and beautiful furniture in pastel colors, as well as soft textiles.
  • Art Deco. The clarity and smoothness of lines, expensive materials, antiques and an abundance of "precious" colors - all this is combined into a single luxurious concept, complemented by art.
  • Africa. Fashion trend of recent years. The interior of the hall in a private house has wood and wicker furniture, brown and yellow tones predominate. Be sure to use figures of wild animals from various materials, decor of rough work.
  • Loft. Industrial, technical style that uses bare brick, concrete, brown, gray, red tones. As decor - bright paintings or modern art objects made of metal, glass or plastic.

For a calm, comfortable and cozy dacha design, preference should be given to Provence, country, Mediterranean and Scandinavian styles. If the area allows, it is appropriate to finish the hall in the directions of Gothic, Empire, Art Nouveau and Baroque.

What is a hall in a private house

The main functions of the hall are a meeting and waiting place, a dressing room, a relaxation area and borders to other functional rooms of a country private house or cottage.

Among the popular design solutions for decorating the hallway are mirrors and framed paintings, elegant stained-glass windows, multi-level chandeliers, stylized columns, multi-level ceilings with built-in sources of artificial light, LED lighting around the perimeter of the ceiling, lamps, pilasters, bas-reliefs, stucco, mosaic, dressing room with stylized hangers, ceramic tiles, marble floors, textured plaster. Harmony is obtained in a natural combination of finishes, decor and furnishings. No less important is the design concept, successfully embodied in the interior

General principles of planning and decoration of the entrance hall

The hall should correspond to the general stylistic decision of a private house, but with its own memorable originality. At the same time, it differs from other rooms in the strength of the materials used in the decoration, spaciousness, ergonomics and functionality.

The layout assumes to take into account the geometry of the room:

  • A long narrow corridor from the front door prompts to create two semantic zones: the entrance hall itself and the hall segment. Zoning is done by changing the level of the floor and ceiling, furniture, partitions, light, color and finishing material.

  • A wide spacious hall is also zoned with furniture and artificial lighting, but gives more room for maneuver. This is true when meeting a large number of guests. With this option, additional zones are provided: recreation (with tables, armchairs, chairs), wardrobe (with hangers and cabinets for outerwear), hookah room (with an exhaust hood for ventilation).

The spacious hall allows you to use bright, rich tones and shades in the decoration and color scheme of furniture. It "requires" the doors that are in the visibility zone to be made in a single style and design solution. Finishing materials are selected wear-resistant and high quality.

The design of a small hall suggests paying attention to the following recommendations of experts:

  • use only necessary furniture in the planning;
  • built-in cabinets and shelves, compartment structures will help you "not lose" space;
  • glass doors to neighboring rooms, arched structures, stained-glass windows with illumination, false windows, mirrors – allow not to visually narrow the spatial perception;
  • bulky furniture will be replaced by hangers, bedside tables, shelves, racks, stands;
  • The lack of natural light will be replaced by thoughtful and meticulous lighting.

In the photo: zoning of the entrance hall and hall

In the photo: recreation area

In the photo: zoning flooring

In the photo: luxurious hall in a private house


Walls are preferably finished with wear-resistant materials. Suitable durable vinyl wallpaper and plaster: decorative or paintable. The second option is more budgetary, allowing you to change the color at any time.

A more expensive way is to finish with facing stone. More economical artificial analogue. This cladding lasts a long time, looks stylish and rich. The two-level version of the wall decoration involves the use of specially processed wood, plastic, and durable glass panels in the lower part, which are not afraid of dampness and increased loads inherent in all hallways.

The color scheme favors light pastel colors that bring harmony and comfort to the home. Cool colors will help visually enlarge the space. As a rule, no more than three shades are used in the decoration, so as not to overload the visual perception of the hall.

Floor is often given away for durable ceramic tiles: inexpensive and effective. Use of wear-resistant laminate is possible. It is democratic in price, presented in various colors and textures that imitate natural wood. Natural parquet is expensive, but it looks worthy for its money. Art parquet is even more expensive and more beautiful. It is ideal for spacious hallways of private houses in a classic style. Marble or granite looks no less impressive. It will become an adornment of Art Nouveau style with its unique elegance.

Combined flooring is used when they want to zone the space: at the entrance, a durable material is used by the Sami, then any other, taking into account the design of the nearest rooms.

Ceiling choose multi-level in white - suspended or stretch. It makes it possible to use a built-in light source, achieve effective space zoning with lighting, and refuse to use chandeliers. Stucco molding on the ceiling is suitable for a classic style. It is made both from gypsum and from a more modern material - polyurethane. Stained-glass windows with illumination on the ceiling surface are inherent in Art Nouveau. Beams in the design of the ceiling emphasize the rustic style: Provence, country, shabby chic. They can be both natural wood and imitation material.


The hallway often lacks natural light. If it is still there, evening and night time requires additional artificial light. In the large hall, a multi-level chandelier with an abundance of shades looks beautiful. In a small hallway, recessed light sources, sconces, wall lamps or floor lamps in the corners are enough. The LED strip looks beautiful, which can change the brightness and color with the remote control. Mirrors and glossy surfaces, reflecting light, make the room brighter.


Furnishing the entrance hall is an important and crucial moment, completing the repair, bringing the decoration and decoration of the room closer. The main interior items are hangers, shoe racks, cabinets, pouffes, chairs, chests of drawers, bedside tables, shelves.

Wardrobe is an ideal place to store seasonal items in a small hallway. Mirror doors will help to cope with the task of visually increasing the space. The picture, family photos opposite will increase the optical effect a little more.

To save space, open hangers and a shoe rack are provided. Seating is organized next to it with the help of poufs or chairs, depending on the freedom of space.

For a spacious hallway, you can provide a seating area with armchairs and a coffee table. And even a spacious dressing room behind an elegant door!


An entrance hall without a mirror is like a theater without a wardrobe. We have already talked about increasing space with the help of mirrors. The mirror surface can act as a decor. For this, there are frames that are made depending on the chosen style and the size of the mirror itself, which must correspond to the dimensions of the room. The classical style provides for imposing mirrors in gilded volumetric frames in the front door.


Paintings, framed photographs, vases on pedestals, living shade-loving plants in pots and tubs on the floor, figurines, stylish umbrella stands, carved shelves for small trinkets, a corner for cute souvenirs - everything is designed to create comfort, emphasize the individuality of the owners of a private country house.

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