Hall Closet Organization and Design Ideas

A hall closet can wear many hats depending on its location within your home. Find out how you can shape it to suit your organization needs with these storage ideas.

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By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

One of the best things about a hall closet is that it can be organized to suit a multitude of purposes. Depending on where it is located, a hall closet can serve as an overflow space when your bedroom closet begins to become jam-packed or an area for organizing kids' toys.

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Keep It Open and Attractive

Dramatic drapes are the perfect finishing touch for this closet that adds practical storage and beauty to this one-bedroom apartment. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

Choose Colorful Hangers

Instead of basic white plastic hangers that take up space, go for thin, streamlined non-slip hangers in great hues to inject color into your closet. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

Layer In Lighting

Track lights included in this closet make the space attractive and contents easier to see. Photo courtesy of Artistic Designs for Living

Add Your Personality

Decorative panels give small-space closet doors a touch of style. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Photo By: Virginia Macdonald Photographer

Take Advantage of Dead Space

This strategic storage system optimizes every inch of wall space to create a stylish open closet in this tight attic bedroom. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Have Fun With Patterns and Textures

Use fabric-covered containers and distinctive bins in fun colors and patterns to store items on shelves inside small open closets. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Photo By: Copyright 2010 John Granen

Don't Overlook Backdrop Colors

The back inside wall of this young girl's open closet is painted the same cheerful pink used for the surrounding walls of the bedroom. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

No matter where your hall closet is situated in your home, a few small changes can help to make all the difference in making it an organized space. For example, if you will be using your hall closet to organize coats and outerwear, then consider adding a clothing rod or wall hooks for easy storage. Be sure to hang the hooks or rod at a height that allows for longer coats to hang freely.

When you are using a hall closet to store overflow — whether it's from a bedroom or your child's playroom — shelving is a must-have storage solution. The right amount of shelving allows for easy storage of containers filled with out-of-season clothing, and baskets filled with toys or games.

A hall closet can also make a very useful linen closet. Shelving and even a set of drawers are optimal for helping to organize towels, sheets and blankets.

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