A boot room, a porch, a utility room. These practical spaces might be where you shove your dog walking shoes and hide your coats to keep the rest of the house tidy, but whether it’s the entrance to your home or a tucked away room, there’s no need to overlook this wonderful styling opportunity.
If this area is cluttered it’s not actually serving its purpose. You want neat, space saving solutions to make the most out of a room that is designed to be a transitional storage space. We’ve put together a short and sweet summary on using our products to make the most out of a practical room whilst ensuring it looks its best…
Having coats and bags protruding from wall space can make a room feel too busy. Using our hooks in the nook of fitted cabinetry is a thoughtful solution, leaving the floor space of your boot room to feel open, spacious and uncluttered with plenty of tucked away storage for those necessities.
As demonstrated by customers @holly_oak_house and @casa.stook, our Chandler hooks look stunning in both Matt Black and Antiqued Brass, particularly popular against soft grey cabinetry. The longest double hook in our range, the Chandler Coat Hook is a simple, elegant item that will provide ample storage as well as a touch of charming modern country. If you’re after a full rack or something a little chunkier, take a look at our full collection.
Something we hope you don’t need, but (coming from a British company – you know we like to talk about the weather) it’s inevitable that you will. The Hardwick Hat Stand creates a great storage area out of often unused corner space. The slim and elegant design makes it a great accompaniment to any hallway, porch or boot room. We have fitted it with a tray at the bottom for catching rain water which is easily removed for draining. As well as for holding your hats, the hooks at the top are perfect for keys or other personal effects.
Inspired by the vintage luggage racks found on steam and slam door trains, our Wendle Luggage Rack is designed to be as beautiful as it is practical and could be the perfect storage solution for a stylish hallway or utility. Hand forged in solid steel, it features a gently curving shelf to stop hats, bags, throws and blankets from falling off. It also comes supplied with seven generously large hooks, three of them cleverly incorporated into the curving side and centre brackets, to allow plenty of room to hang coats, jackets, scarves and dog leads.
In a room meant for storage, cupboards and drawers are an essential. No matter the style, it’s easy to add beautiful finishing touches with knobs and pulls for a cohesive, thought-through look. To add a textural quality and warmth, turning to Antiqued Brass or Heritage Copper with our collection of handcrafted cupboard knobs, drawer pulls and cabinet handles is the way to go. Our beautifully forged fixtures and fittings help to bring the room together with robust materials that show off our classic modern country style.
We love seeing customers embracing our hand forged accessories. Our Matt Black Heart Knocker compliments this gentle off white porch from @marshlands0 perfectly, creating a sharp entrance to their traditional boot room decor. A stylish entrance is so important, ensuring your and your guests feel welcomed every time you step through the door. For more front door decor ideas view our full collection of door accessories here.
As period property lovers, a traditional basket is a go-to, ideal for wood, throws and even shoes that you kick off in a hurry by the door. If you are after a contemporary basket, our Chappel Log Basket is a forged iron construction perfect for log storage and folded blankets.
Last but never least, the lighting! Accent and task lighting is ideal for boot and utility rooms, adhering to the practical nature of the space. This delightful utility room from @humphreymunson features a pair of Club Wall Lights in Antiqued Brass. The brass detailing lifts the room beautifully, proof that this finish works in rooms of all shapes and sizes and tones. Photographed by @paullmcraig.⠀
We love this customer photo from @our.country.home. Our Holt lights are perfect suitors here, lending themselves to more narrow spaces than the slightly broader Club. Function should not overtake comfort, so why not add some sheepskins like they have, or incorporate some plush cushions into the area? We suggest trying out our new Hunstanton velvets for a touch of luxury and softness.
Combining pendants with spotlights creates layers of lighting that you can opt in and out of depending on your need. Our vintage-look Weston Pendant Light is perfect for those small spaces in your kitchen, utility, cloakroom or hallway, where it can be used alongside your existing spotlights (like these dainty Cranfield lights) or recessed lights to inject a little character into your scheme.
If you don’t have space for several types of lighting, we suggest trying our adjustable wall lights for areas that need a bright direct lift. Our Aldgate Wall Light is an industrial inspired design that makes a bold statement in contemporary home after a retro look. It has an adjustable head, so can light as much or as little of the area as needed. Browse through our spotlights and wall lights to find more easy to manoeuvre, adjustable lighting.
No matter your interior design preferences, our range of finishes allow you to choose from an abundance of designs that not only look great but serve a vital role in these functional spaces. From the finer details to integral lighting solutions, we’ve got everything you need to kit out your boot and utility rooms with practicality and style.
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If you have any questions at all about installing your lighting accessories or perhaps how to take care of your Jim Lawrence products, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 01473 826685.