We’re all familiar with the saying ‘first impressions count, but why is it that when it comes to our homes, the hallway is the most neglected area of the house? Your hallway sets the mood and tone for your entire home, so rather than playing it safe, create a vibrant and welcoming space that reflects both your taste and the style of the rest of the house.
Hallways can do more than connect rooms, they can reflect you. What if instead of a closed-off corridor, it was a gallery, a library or even an architectural highlight of your home? Here’s some ideas for your to look at.
The entrance hallway serves as an art gallery. The colors of the furnishings were carefully coordinated with the artwork. The custom made purple shelf reflects the shape of the hallway.
LIGHTEN UP WITH GLASS WALL
A Crittall partition separates what was formerly a dark hallway from the reception room, while allowing light to flood the space.
Turn your hallway into a space to linger, rather than just pass through, with a cozy reading nook. To make the most of every inch, invest in some bespoke carpentry that will build the storage to fit.
Grab one last look and check your hair before you head out the door by hanging a stylish wall mirror. Of course, mirrors are also light-enhancing solutions and work perfectly if you want to create the illusion of a lighter, brighter room.
Every hallway is really just a very long room itching to be turned into a library, like the hallway/library hybrid. A long hallway with a high ceiling is perfect for housing a library. This practical solution makes a stunning visual impact.
Halls are often narrow and lacking in both space and light but these problems need not make them an unsuitable spot for house plants. You just need to find the perfect plant.
STAND OUT WALLPAPER
Hallways can also stand to take bold wallpaper. If splashing out on floor-to-ceiling wallpaper is outside your budget, try hanging wallpaper only above or below dado height, using an affordable paint on the other portion.
The impressive hallway blends period character with a striking yet neutral scheme and a dramatic modern light fitting.
Encaustic tiles are a timeless choice that won’t go out of style and will sit comfortably in both a classic or contemporary scheme.
Eclectic style is about mixing things up rather than matching, and all design elements should coordinate to achieve a look that’s fresh and expressive, like this space for example.
If you’re lucky enough to have a large hallway, but feel it’s looking a little sparse, then try adding a central table for a sleeker touch.
You probably don’t think much about hallway. Often, they’re simply a windowless walkway. A straight line, to get from point A to point B. You need to break down the visual box of the space and add focal points of interest that make it a more dynamic part of your home to be in.
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