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Hallway ideas

Make the best first impression with our hints and tips for decorating and furnishing your hallway.

White coat rack with shoe storage.

How to create a welcoming hallway

The hallway is often the first thing someone sees when they enter your home. Here’s what you can do to make the space as inviting as possible.

Coir doormat with Hello written on it.

1. Welcome mats

Not just welcoming, a doormat also has practical benefits as it can prevent muddy footprints on your flooring.

A Habitat 4 tier shoe rack in white placed in a hallway.

2. Shoe and coat storage

Adding some shoe storage, a coat rack or hooks and an umbrella stand can keep your hallway free of clutter.

Kempton Shoe Bench - Oak.

3. Hallway bench seat

Add somewhere to sit while you put your shoes on, as well as somewhere to keep stuff stashed away.

Wooden console table in a hallway.

4. Hallway storage

Add a console table or cabinet to give you room to keep any letters or other important items safe.

Argos Home Winchester Wall Shelf & Coat Hook - Cream Two Tone.

5. Coat hooks and stands

Keep your hallway tidy and organised with some space to hang coats and tuck away umbrellas.

Mirror with shelf attached.

6. Hallway mirror

Give your appearance one last check before you leave the house… not that you need it.

Top picks

Hallway trends

Decorating your hallway

As one of the busiest areas of the home, a hallway can quickly start looking tired. Adding some fresh colour or wallpaper can bring it back to life and make it that much more inviting.

Hallway colour schemes

The décor in your hallway should set the tone for the rest of your home. From classic silver and grey to subtle and stylish duck egg and rosebud pink, we’ve got a pallet of paints to help you decorate your space.

Hallway wallpaper

Using wallpaper instead of paint can give your hallway an added pop of personality. From floral to neutral and modern to classic, we have wallpaper to suit whatever look you’re going for.

More help and inspiration

Cream sofa in a green living room.

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Colourful paint tins with a paintbrush.

Painting and decorating guide

From painting to wallpapering, get all the kit and help you need to start redecorating your home.

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