Hallways can suffer from decorating neglect as they are often just a corridor that leads to other rooms. Here at The Wooden Furniture Store, we think it’s time to use the space as the first opportunity to create an inviting area with some personality, which sets the tone for the rest of your home. From clever furniture storage solutions, to interesting picture displays, we have ideas on how to style your hallway to give it the the wow factor.
Add some colour
Colour is the easiest thing you can do to take your hallway from drab to fab!
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Start by thinking about adding some drama to your hallway and experimenting with bolder, richer paint colours and wallpapers. Your hallway is a transitional room, so it’s the perfect space to use colours that you like but wouldn’t necessarily use for your living room. Experimenting with exciting colour combinations is relatively inexpensive and can be changed and updated when your tire of your latest combination. We loved Matthew Williamson’s intense colour choice for his hallway, which he showcased in the March 2017 issue of Living Etc.
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When carefully planned, dark colours can work well in small spaces and have the effect of making the rooms that lead off feel lighter and more spacious. How about teals, midnight blue or moss green?
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Not ready to take a risk with bold colour? How about painting the inside of your front door instead to add some interest?
Try a stair runner
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Add some clever hallway furniture storage
The Shiro Walnut console table is a great hallway unit that allow family belongings to accumulate, with drawers to hide all those delivery menus and spare change. Baskets can be placed on the shelf at the base to hide away other knick knacks too.
Be creative with hanging space
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Lighten the space up
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A hallway is the perfect place for a mirror. Try and find a large one which will make a huge impact upon entering. (Plus, lets face it – everyone wants to check themselves out as they leave the house!)
Make a display
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If your hallway has enough room for a console table, then you’ve got the space to make a great first impression. Fresh or potted flowers, or even a vase of simple green foliage from the garden, will work wonders to inject a bit of life into your hallway.
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Add some art
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Consider placing a scent diffuser or candle in your hall to ensure your guests are welcomed with a sweet-smell, rather than a pile of smelly shoes!
For ever more ideas on how to style your hallway for maximum impact, why not visit Pinterest?