Monochrome chic. Simple is best in a narrow hallway. White painted stairs make them appear wider and the grey runner is both practical and elegant. Seek out a slim console - vintage or modern - thats useful and decorative but not space-consuming.
If you’re looking for a simple and inexpensive bench that has storage, then you might want to start collecting pallets and old shipping crates. Do you have any ideas on how this can be improved? Share it with us in the comments section. BTW we have more recycling ideas on our site at http://theownerbuildernetwork.com.au/pallets/