A Grand Entrance: Making The Most Of Your Hallway
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A Grand Entrance: Making The Most Of Your Hallway

12 September 2017, by Design A House Sign

Your hallway is the space that welcomes you home, and the first thing guests see when they come to visit – it should be warm and welcoming, full of personal touches. However, hallways are often neglected and turned into a dumping area for coats and shoes. If you want to avoid making a bad first impression and make sure that you truly make the most of your hallway, here are some simple decorating ideas to help you achieve a unique look.

Feature wall
If you really want to add some character to your hallway, then creating a feature wall is a great option. Look out for bold, funky wallpapers to suit your personal style – from bright, clashing colours to geometrical patterns, the options are endless. Don’t be afraid to make a statement! You hallway is a walk-through area, so you won’t be staring at the wall for too long – you can afford to be bold.

Add some colour and brightness to your hallway by decorating it with some plants. You can get creative with the colour and shape of the pots, or even decorate them yourself to match the style of your house. Plants instantly make whatever space they’re in look more welcoming, which is exactly what you want your hallway to be. 

Hallways are usually small spaces, which is why hanging a mirror is a great idea. It will make the space look brighter and bigger, by reflecting light and giving the illusion of space, and will also prove incredibly useful when you’re rushing out and wanting to quickly make sure you look fine. You can hang the mirror or lean it against the wall, or even use multiple ones, each of a different shape. This alone will make your hallway stand out!

Art gallery
If you want to go for a more classic look, then creating a small art gallery in your hallway would be ideal. How you choose to lay it out is completely up to you – you can opt for similar paintings or prints or contrasting ones, you can frame them in different colours, hang them up at different heights or in a straight line… the options are endless. Just make sure that your little display reflects you and your personality, so that whoever comes through the front door already has a taste of who you are. Make sure to keep the other walls bare to avoid a cluttered look.

Storage bench
Adding furniture to your hallway will immediately make it look more inviting and welcoming. Consider adding a cushioned bench which you can use both as a seat to put your shoes on, and for storage. Add baskets underneath it to store away clutter, or, if there’s enough space, even a shoe rack. Remember that your hallway should combine both style and comfort, and allow you to keep everything organised!

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