The hallway is way too often ignored when decorating… it is a space that is passed through so often, it deserves to have some attention! Since hallways tend to be small spaces, you don’t want to clutter or close it in, but you do want to add interest. It doesn’t have to be a boring, utilitarian space! Make sure you and your loved ones enjoy passing through… After all, isn’t life the journey, not the destination? :) Our feature above, is from ‘Emma’s Design‘. This is a hallway idea that can be done on a budget! Thrift store frames with character, all painted a fresh white… That’s it! We can all handle that!
From ‘Houzz‘ this is a clean and open hallway design using B&W photos and white frames to tie the space together, yet not close it in. Keeping all the photography in B&W gives an artsy feel to the space, and the grey walls warm it up. Using wide white picture frame mats helps keep a bright look as well.
From ‘GTH Architects‘, this is great idea for making the most of a small pass through space… Add storage! This could easily be DIY’ed by installing pre made bookcase style cabinets, headboard and coat hooks. Finish with some trim to create a built in look.
All the interest doesn’t have to go up on the walls… The visual path in a hallway is naturally drawn on the floor because of the long narrow nature of the space, so make it interesting. Consider using carpet of flooring squares like these from ‘Flor‘ to create a custom look pathway to other parts of the house. Placing these on the diagonal, using highly textured squares and carrying it all the way down the hall are all effective ways to treat a hallway space.
From ‘British 91 Magazine’ through ‘Happy Interior Blog‘, this hallway shows how you can add storage just about anywhere. These cabinets are not very deep to allow passage through the hallway, but still add much needed storage space. Oh, and there is always room for pretty flowers, everywhere!
Ok, now this, is, cool. ‘Kristen Duke’ shows us how to make a textured wall smooth… why? So she can show you how she made her hallway chalkboard! Oh my, this is a great idea for ANYONE with kids. Love!
From ‘Home Bunch‘… this may be my answer to my lifelong dream of having a library all for myself! Since it’s unlikely in today’s small home you can devote an entire room to books… how about using the least usable room for what should be the most usable things!
Lastly, from ‘Young House Love‘… They used three principles here… A calming, pale grey to keep the space looking open and light. Gallery style frames along the walls in light colors draw the eye down. Lastly, some colorful wall art at the end of the hallway makes the space seem less like a bowling alley, and more like a room. Pretty, but never overdone!Image Credits: Houzz, Emmas Design, GTH Architects, Flor, Happy Interior, Kristen Duke, Home Bunch, Nest Egg, Young House Love