How to fill an empty space in my home?

This photo is the little hallway outside my bedroom. I've labeled the doorways & whatnot to be clear about the space. It's just as empty as you see it - I'm starting from scratch decorating in vintage industrial style.
I'd love your thoughts on what kinds of furniture, wall decor & whatever else you think would look good there. Thanks in advance for your kind & helpful advice!
q how to fill an empty space in my home, home decor, how to, organizing, storage ideas
  20 answers
  • A variety of vintage empty frames / Mirrors would look great on the walls. Like this:

  • Anna @Annabode Anna @Annabode on Oct 20, 2014
    If you're going for vintage industrial, I'd paint the walls white and paint the doors and trim in black. Add a vintage runner with some pattern, and an industrial pendant light (etsy and schoolhouse electric are both great for that). I don't think you need to decorate a hallway any more than that, but you could add a floor length mirror to the back wall to open up the space. Here are a couple that would work:||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_- good luck!

  • Cecelia Cecelia on Oct 21, 2014
    How about a gallery of black and white art in vintage frames. I would also add trim moulding to give some architecture around the gallery, painting the inside area a contrast color

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Oct 21, 2014
    Oh Dear! My mind is leaping in every direction! When I see a space like this, my first thought is "storage"! I see pipe fittings attached to the wall to hold shelves,,,I recall a post on HT where rods were hung above the backsplash of counter tops and storage containers hung from them. I believe they came from Ikea. If you are handy, you can configure your own setup! Wire baskets (great for holding books), etc. There are all kinds of wire devices available...even some that hold pots for plants!

  • Marge Marge on Oct 21, 2014
    Since the closet door opens and may hit the left side of the wall, you could only put items that protrude about 2-3" away from the wall. You could put bead wood on the bottom half of each wall with a trim. I think this is called wanescoating (sp).

  • Barbara Webb Barbara Webb on Oct 21, 2014
    How about a rogues gallery. Take all of the OLD pictures of relatives and have them framed nicely and hung in the hallway. Your kids probably don't remember Aunt Gert, but you do, and you have storys to tell the kids of all the things you remember about there relatives that perhaps have passed or that you remember as a kid.

  • Debbie Debbie on Oct 21, 2014
    I would hunt for a metal piece, such as a portion of fencing, a metal sewing machine cabinet leg, iron brackets, etc. to hang on the wall. Keep your floor clear so it doesn't get cluttered. You could also hang a plummer pipe with framed picture hanging by wire from it.

  • Gwyn Gwyn on Oct 21, 2014
    Definitely a full length mirror on the closet wall, surrounded by black framed vintage pictures from the time period you are using. These could be of relatives, automobiles, buildings, etc. or a combination of all. I agree nothing on the floor; the area is too small and it would only clutter the walking space.

  • Nancy Watson Nancy Watson on Oct 21, 2014
    I like the idea of a rogues gallery too! I have also seen slender 3 - 4 pipes hung horizontally and spaced to serve as a magazine rack.

  • Sara Glenn Sara Glenn on Oct 21, 2014
    4"x4" tiles in mirror, copper and gold.

  • Jeri Niksich Jeri Niksich on Oct 21, 2014
    I'm afraid I would keep scaring myself when walking out of one of the doors & seeing a reflection of movement out of the corner of my eye if you hang a mirror there. I'd do upper shelving with small plants on them.

  • Designs by BSB Designs by BSB on Oct 22, 2014
    Some great ideas with frames and colors given. Id agree that mirrors in a hallway could be disturbing. Walking around a corner or leaving a room - you could get startled. Not natural placement for one IMO.

  • Barbara Carter Barbara Carter on Oct 22, 2014
    How about an old ladder leaning against the closet door wall with some old quilts or throws.

  • Kelly lemire Kelly lemire on Oct 22, 2014
    cut out areas in the walls and frame area in, usually 12 inches by 16 inches, put in recessed lighting and display art, vases, etc. that way you don't lose any floor area and your favorite vases or collectibles will be displayed

  • Lyn Melson Lyn Melson on Oct 23, 2014
    I had a similar problem, and I dod a photo collage with all pictures (of nature) in black and white. Yes, Ansel Adams is one of my favorite artists. happy decorating!

  • PattyV PattyV on Oct 24, 2014
    I say you just get some stickon black stencils in maybe some long bambo stalks or simiar type simple pattern and place in on both walls so they look more unifiorm and tie into one another.

  • Heidi Anne Heidi Anne on Nov 16, 2014
    what about chalk board door panel on the closet door. That way you can guest can write messages, you can draw, endless with that.It would also add something to talk about in a hallway scenerio. Then for the space in the middle of the bathroom and bedroom i would do some kind of shadow box and framed photos or maybe old gears or anything vintage that catches your eye.

  • Mary Byrne Mary Byrne on Jan 31, 2015
    @Cupcakes&Crowbars I'm not to sure that you would want any furniture in that space. I think that it would make it feel very small and cramped. There are so many good suggestions on adding things to the wall. I think that might be the best for that space. You could ad a wall mural to the wall. Or an art gallery of your favorite things. What ever you decide to do, have fun and please post pictures when done.

  • Renata Renata on Mar 20, 2015
    Well I too see shelves. Right up above the door frames and clear around. Then put a some kool pots, vases and/or candles u like the looks of so much u just can;t burn.

  • Paulette Paulette on Nov 09, 2016
    I like the idea of shallow shelves, all the way to the angled corner and cut to fit. I don't have enough space for pictures and memory items. Maybe a vacation wall? Too often those trinkets and pictures are in a drawer. Put some hooks under a shelf for hanging things. You can put as many shelves as you want, even different heights. Good Luck.