Inspirational Ideas for Your Hallway
Making A Great Entrance
Your hallway shouldn’t be an afterthought it’s an important room within your home, so don’t overlook it. Even small and narrow hallways can host a variety of displays that make your home welcoming to guests. You don’t need a large hallway to make a statement, with the right furniture, accessories and front door; your hallway can look amazing.
Hallways are often the forgotten room and a dumping ground for bags and shoes, but by dressing your hallway the right way you can make the most of this space and your home will love you for it! Consider every bit of space you have and dress the room with storage solutions and furniture that compliments the space you have.
Let’s start with the front door an important feature and a great place to start when thinking about decorating and updating your hallway. Consider the style of door you would like, be sympathetic to the period of your home and choose a door that will compliment your property.
Your front door is the first thing guest see and it needs to look good from the outside and inside. After choosing a door style which will make the great entrance to your home choose your hardware carefully, the right fittings will be the finishing touch. Browse this gallery of front doors for inspiration.
Get quirky! Magnetic wallpaper is a great addition to your hallway not only will it add an unusual feature it’s also practical allowing you to post reminders or leave messages for the family. Clever hey!
Your under stair space could be used as a store cupboard or as a home office. By opening up this space you will be able to add shelving, a desk and chair to be used as a small work place or somewhere for the children to do their homework.
Slim line storage solutions, shelving and hooks are perfect for narrow and small spaces. Keep your hallway clutter free and looking stylish by having a place for everything.
Another great idea is to add a storage trunk having dual purpose a place to seat when removing shoes and also a place to store shoes, boots etc
Integral cupboards built floor to ceiling keep the hall way clutter free and make the space feel more spacious.
Mirrors can play a big part of how your hallway looks; get reflective by using a large mirror or a gallery of mirrors. Hang the mirrors near the light source to make the most of the natural light; using mirrors in a hall that is small and dark will instantly make the hall look more spacious and light.
Think outside the box when it comes to flooring. Painted wooden floors, with a selection of different rugs adds an interesting concept rather than the boring carpeted option most home owners opt for. Hallways are a high traffic area so having practical flooring will be long lasting and easy to maintain.
Your hallway is a great place to display family photos. Having a photo feature wall is great opportunity to showcase your family in pictures; your guests will instantly get a glimpse of you and your family. Whether you use a black and white theme to build your gallery or a more colourful combination let your creative ideas flow.
Panelling looks fantastic in a hallway it’s tough, durable, and easy to maintain. It also hides unwanted cables and meter/fuse boxes. Adding a small slim line shelve on the top of the panelling allows you to display accessories. Using panelling also known as tongue and grove can make the hall way feel higher, longer or wider depending on how it is fitted.