WTF Is a Hall Tree?

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When I saw the words "hall tree" the other day on West Elm, I thought there had been an error, because uh, where's the greenery? Turns out, idiot that I am, a "hall tree" isn't a potted plant, but rather a sort of station you place in your entryway. These compact storage pieces, usually offering places to hang clothing, stash shoes, or even check your lipstick in a mirror, are also sometimes just called "entryway stands" (although CB2 prefers the very posh "valet stand"). Sure enough, I realized I've actually been seeing hall trees a lot recently, and they make a lot of sense — it seems the rise in small space living isn't slowing down anytime soon.

If you're looking to add some organization to a mud room or front hallway, check out these hall trees you can buy now:

West Elm Ezra Entryway Hall Tree, $799

Belham Living Midcentury Hall Tree, $273.80

Urban Outfitters Devon Entryway Leaning Storage Rack, $149

Saracina Home Angled Side Hall Tree, $224.99

IKEA Nikkeby Clothes Rack, $50

CB2 Valet Clothes Stand, $299

Pottery Barn Andrew Hall Tree, $299

Yamazaki Home Standing Rack, $94

World Market Metal and Wood Entryway Bench, $329.99

Urban Outfitters Levy Entryway Storage Unit, $99


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