Whether you’re coming home after a gruelling day in the office, or hosting friends for a dinner, your entryway is the first thing to welcome you into the home. Incorporating an antique hall stand is a unique way to create a striking first impression.
Hall stands are not only an eye catching addition to the home, but practical too. And the best part is that they can be styled to suit a variety of interior design styles – from modern to rustic and mid-century. Below are our top tips for styling a hall stand to make your entry way pop.
Style to Your House Theme
Don’t let your modern interior design approach deter you from getting your hands on a hall stand in Australia. The beauty of these diverse design pieces is that are adaptable to so many design themes through styling.
Modern homes pair particularly well with hall stands with mirrors. Try and find a simple hall stand design and allow the mirror to work as the focal feature. Accessorise with some stacked monochrome books and an ornament, remembering less is more in this case.
For a mid-century style home, you have the luxury of a mahogany antique hall stand blending seamlessly to add character to your entry way. Or, for a coastal themed interior, try sanding back your hall stand and applying a white paint finish. Complete by styling with neutral accessories, your favourite beach bag and earthy foliage.
Make Use of Your Hall Stand’s Features
We touched on the practical purpose of hall stands earlier, but these functional features also serve as incredible styling potential. If your antique hall stand has hooks, you’re in luck! Grab your favourite statement hats, a striking scarf or a statement bag to adorn your hall stand with. Try incorporating piece that work together. Think a monochrome theme, neutrals, or perhaps a bold feature colour.
Got a hall stand with a seat? You may even find that your hall stand seat is a sneaky bench box, which can be great for storing shoes out of sight. If your hall stand seat is just a standard perch, you can utilise this as a decorative element. Arrange a potted plant atop the seat for a touch of vibrant green foliage and pair with ornamental features for a striking entry display.
Considering its convenient position right by the front door, it can become all too easy to use your hall stand as a dumping ground for clutter. As car keys, mail and dirty shoes pile up, your antique hall stand begins to lose its design appeal.
If your hall stand has draws, take advantage of these to store mail and knick-knacks rather than littering them on the surface. If not, pick up some storage baskets that align with your style. Think rattan for a coastal touch or dark metal for an industrial finish. These can be stored beneath the ledge or seat, if you have a hall stand with a seat, to keep clutter out of sight.