The first impression of the owner of the apartment begins with the hallway. It is not always possible to place overall furniture here. A wall hanger is sufficient. The ease of use and durability depend on its design and the material from which it is made.
Depending on the number of family members, the wall hanger in the hallway can be large or small, on one or two walls. A double hanger on two walls is called a corner hanger. The disadvantage of such a hanger is one: in order to install it, you need to drill the walls and install dowels. To do this, you need a puncher or you need to invite a specialist.
What are wall hangers
Let’s decide right away, wall hangers are those that are hung on the wall. They are made from various materials:
- chipboard, chipboard, MDF boards;
There are many styles of furniture in the interior. Since the majority of the population does not live in the royal chambers, styles are most suitable for the mass consumer:
- high tech,
If the hallway is a small wall hanger solves many problems. Additionally, hangers are completed with cabinets, mirrors, shelves. Depending on the height of the room, the structural elements are placed horizontally or vertically.
In small hallways, you can choose a design that occupies a minimum of space. Structurally, they are assembled or collapsible. Prefabricated structures are assembled at the enterprise and sold ready-made. The prefabricated ones include solid wood and metal. Collapsible houses must be assembled from purchased parts.
Tip: Choose a hanger for the design of an apartment or hallway
Solid wood hangers
For wooden hangers in the hallway, various types of wood are used: oak, beech, ash, birch, spruce, pine. Hooks are wooden or metal. Modern stains for wood allow you to give the wood any shades.
Design options come with a shelf for storing hats or without it. Large hangers can be equipped with mirrors, shelves, drawers for storing small items, shoes.
Wooden products are always expensive. Moreover, it should be noted that soft wood of pine or spruce can cost more than oak or beech. This is due not to the price of the raw material, but to the difficulties of technological surface treatment. Soft spruce wood is poorly processed, after grinding there are risks from the abrasive. The array is varnished, waxed or simply painted. The advantages of solid wood products are their environmental friendliness and long service life.
Hangers made of chipboard, chipboard, MDF boards
Chipboards and MDF boards occupy a strong position in the furniture industry. They are inexpensive, covered with laminated films under valuable wood species, they do not warp, they keep their geometric dimensions for the entire period of operation.
MDF is a finely dispersed fraction of a fibreboard. They are perfectly milled, covered with paints, varnishes, films under precious woods. In terms of consumer qualities, MDF is superior to chipboard, but they are more expensive.
Chipboard, chipboard and MDF boards are sold ready-to-work for home craftsmen. It is only necessary after cutting to seal the ends with a laminate or special plastic overlays.
The design of wrought iron wall hangers gives the hallway a novelty and originality. Structurally, it can be made in different versions: with or without a shelf for hats, with a decorative mesh separating clothes from the wall, with various decorative hooks.
However, to complete the picture for a metal hanger, additional products made by forging are needed: a shoe rack, a mirror, a key holder and others.
For combined hangers, all known materials are used. There are no restrictions here. Appearance depends on the imagination of the designer. The choice of materials for the manufacture of wall hangers is huge.
Notice the hooks. Preference should be given to metal. In winter, heavy clothes will be hung on hooks: coats, sheepskin coats, jackets. The further operation of the furniture will depend on their strength.
Since there are no windows in the hallway, the choice of furniture color scheme plays a huge role. Keep in mind that white color expands the space, while dark furniture colors narrow it. Choose light-colored wall hangers. If the hallway is connected to other rooms, then in this case the style of the hallway should be in harmony with the common room.
How to choose a wall hanger
You need to choose based on:
- the number of family members;
- financial opportunities;
- prefabricated or non-separable design.
Before buying, decide on additional accessories:
- shoe sections;
- hanging or floor boxes;
- shoe rack;
The leaders in the production of this type of furniture are Ikea and Leroy.
Ikea, in addition to wall-mounted hangers, offers hundreds of options for clothes hooks in various materials, ranging from plastic to metal hooks anodized in gold or silver.
The firm Leroy Merlin does not lag behind its competitor. The main thing is not to get confused among hundreds of options for clothes hooks. Both firms use modern materials MDF, chipboard, metal, plastic, glass.
How to make your own wall hanger
In order not to waste time and not overestimate our strengths, let’s say right away what can be done independently, inexpensively and with a minimum of tools, and what not. It is impossible to make a hanger from solid wood without a specialized tool and work skills. Buying a circular saw, router, grinder and other tools does not make sense. For this money you can buy several products.
It is really possible to make a wall hanger from forged elements plus chipboard or MDF panels. You can also use laminated chipboard.
A few practical tips instead of an epilogue
If you want to use natural wood in the construction, buy wooden steps or risers in the construction hypermarket. They are sold as accessories for wooden stairs made of different types of wood. The material is already sanded and ready to use. Cover the workpiece with stain or colored varnish several times and sand and then polish with a cloth.
In the same way, you can make a forged wall hanger. Buy the necessary metal parts (roses, curls, cones) of the future wall hanger in a specialized store. Assemble the future design right in the store to make sure the choice and design are correct. Find a welder and he will weld your hanger. It remains only to choose the desired color of paint for metal. Before painting, the metal parts of the hanger are primed with a special primer for metal. After painting, the product is covered with a transparent varnish.
Tip: If the forged parts are rusty, this is not a problem. Buy rust remover from the hardware store
When the wall hanger is chosen, pay attention to the latest innovations in hallway design.
Photo of hangers in the interior of the hallway