A Few Helpful Hints for Creating Your Cloakroom
Our grandmother had a wonderful cloakroom: large, light wood and amazingly modern. It was in a separate room just behind the door, as you entered the house.
As children we loved this cloakroom, because it was the first place we saw when we arrived at at Grandma’s house. We could always take off our coats and smell the wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen and look forward to the delicious meal ahead of us. Everything had its own place in Grandma's wardrobe. We took off our shoes, hung our jackets or coats, and in the Winter we stowed the hats and gloves in the drawers - and then we felt at home.
The private reception center:
In this sense, a cloakroom is much more than just pieces of furniture for the practical storage of coats, hats and boots. It is the place where indoors and outdoors meet; a kind of private ‘reception center’ for visitors, which makes an important first impression.
It can consist of a simple shelf with a coat rack or a combination of cabinets, mirrors and drawers. It can be part of the hallway or occupy a whole separate room. It is therefore worthwhile to think about how to best use the cloakroom for you.
The cloakroom is very dependant upon the size of the space available to you, and what the purpose of the cloakroom is. In a single apartment with a mini-hallway would struggle to fit a full cloakroom, so instead opt for some useful and practical hooks.
- For smaller households there are now equally beautiful and cost-effective solutions. For example, the colorful Haku wall-mounted garage doors (link), which combine the design of old planks with proverbs. So you can purchase a little cloakroom, which still looks original and creative.
- If you want it to be simple, space-saving and yet practical, a stable wall-mounted cloakroom consisting of a hat rack, clothes rail and hooks (link to the corresponding product) is well advised. They are available in all designs from vintage to modern, up to avant-garde, the only limit is your wallet and the available space.
- If neither money, nor space, is a object, it serves you well to give the cloakroom plenty of room to make it a beautiful, friendly place - the part of your home that smiles at you, takes your coats and bags and hands you your comfortable slippers.
Our tips for your cloakroom purchase:
- Avoid overloading the cloakroom. If you need a lot of storage space, wardrobes are recommended to connect the open elements with closed doors. The open elements bring a feeling of spaciousness, while the closed elements offer plenty of organization.
- It does not always have to be a hanging wall-mounted cloakroom. Even for small corridors, there are narrow cloakroom cabinets or stands that have the advantage of being easily moveable, if you wish to change their position in the future.
- You can creatively enhance your corridor without much effort. Keep everything simple, but choose one focal piece that is well-designed. It is not only practical, but is an eye-catching addition to your entryway