3 Expert Tips To Choose A Hall Tree

A hall tree is an extremely useful item of furniture indeed. Often situated in or near the entryway of a home, it is the perfect place for storing outdoor clothing and accessories, among other things. 

Here we will touch on some of the necessary considerations when choosing the best hall tree for your house.

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What features should I opt for on my hall tree?

This versatile storage solution comes with a large variety of storage options. Everything from hooks to shelving, cabinets, and drawers. When making your selection, you need to carefully consider what you will want to store here.  

Have a big family or many visitors? 

The key function of a hall tree is to house jackets and other types of outdoor wear. So most will have hooks fitted as standard. Although with some designs, these might be limited to just three or four. 

With more people in the family or coming and going from the house, select a hall tree with a double or maybe even triple row of hooks. This ensures there is sufficient space to accommodate multiple coats. This is especially important in colder climates where outdoor wear is likely to be bulky.

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Live in a place with extreme weather?

If significant amounts of rain or even snow are a problem where you live, you may have specific shoes designated strictly for outdoor use. 

A hall tree is the perfect place to keep these for easy access. Select a hall tree with specific shoe storage areas such as low-level cubbies or shoe racks for this purpose.

In addition to this, you may have need of other accessories such as hats, gloves, and scarfs. Selves placed above the coats, where such items will stay nice and dry, are excellent places to keep these so that they don't get misplaced about the house.

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Manufactured Wood Hall Tree With Shoe Storage
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Rustic Solid Wood Hall Tree With Shoe Storage

Have young children? 

In a household with young children, it's a good idea to opt for a hall tree that additionally has storage for book bags and backpacks. This allows you to know exactly where to find such things as you are leaving the house.

Storage benches, either with an open front or concealed storage, provide a little more room for larger items such as these.

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Lose small things easily? 

Things like car keys, sunglasses, and small digital devices are easily misplaced if you don't have a designated place for them to go. A hall tree with a drawer expressly set aside for such items could ensure that you are not late for work because you can't find your wallet or your keys.

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Have pets? 

Hall trees are not just useful for storing outdoor items for human members of the family. Any specific accessories for your pet can also be kept here to have them close at hand.

Set aside a specific pet shelf or cubby for leashes, toys, coats, and treats for your furry friends.

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Try on different outerwear and accessories before you leave? 

Another handy additional feature that some hall trees offer is a mirror so that you can quickly check your appearance before leaving the house.

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Which is the best material for my hall tree?

The type of construction you go for will depend on personal taste, the existing décor of the house, and how much space you have available.

Like traditional decor in your home? => Wood

Woods such as natural pine or oak, walnut, cherry, maple, or ash look great in more traditional or vintage feeling spaces. 

The large selection available makes it easy to coordinate your hall tree with the color of the walls and nearby furniture.

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Prefer something a little more modern? => Metal 

Sleek aluminum hall trees are perfect for contemporary homes. 

These are also great for smaller spaces as their minimalist designs are not only space-saving but coupled with the reflective materials, create an illusion of space.

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What size hall tree do I need?

Sizing is another crucial consideration when selecting your perfect hall tree. 

Choose something too large for the space, and you could find yourself constantly fighting your way through jackets and other items on your way in and out of the house.

However, select something too small, and you may just find outdoor clothes and accessories scattered far and wide around the hall tree - but not actually on or in it.

You'll need to carefully measure the space you have to ensure the best fit. Take care that your hall tree won't block any doors from opening or cause a tripping hazard, as may be the case if it is placed too close to the door.

Jessica started out as an interior photographer, but her love of pretty settings took her to the field of interior design, where she can combine two of her greatest passions, creating and then capturing the beauty of homes.