Hallway ideas and inspiration

For most homes, the hall is the first room that you encounter, so it’s important to make it look as inviting as possible. Whether it’s a narrow corridor, short pass-through or simple entryway, there are many ways you can style up this space.

Hallway flooring

As one of the busiest areas of the home, hallways require flooring that is both durable and easy to clean. One option to consider is a hard floor. Hard flooring materials such as tile, hardwood, vinyl, and laminate are great for hallways as they can better withstand wear and tear.

Hallway lighting

Hallways can feel dark and gloomy, so good lighting is essential. In hallways with high ceilings, it’s best to go for hanging lights like pendant lights and chandeliers. For shorter ceilings, use wall lights or downlights to create a more intimate effect.

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Organising your hallway

From coat hooks and shoe racks to umbrella stands and console tables, hallways have lots of storage potential. Find furniture that fits in the space without being bulky or obtrusive. If your hallway has limited floor space, use vertical storage, such as shelves and wall cabinets instead.

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Make a grand entrance

As the first and last room your guests may see, you’ll want to make an impression. Here are some ideas you can use to turn your hallway into a more welcoming space.

Wall art for hallways

The blank walls of a hallway provide the perfect canvas for your creativity. You could fill this space with a piece of abstract art, or maybe something traditional like a floral print. Whatever you decide, it’s sure to make your entryway more interesting.

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Colour schemes for hallways

You can use colour in your hallway to make the space more inviting. Lighter colours, such as whites and creams, can brighten up a room that’s naturally dark, so are effective in hallways that lack windows. If you’re after a more modern look, then opt for a pale or dove grey.

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Hallway mirrors

If your hallway is particularly narrow or small, you may want to add a mirror to open it up. Not only will it make the space appear bigger and brighter, it will give you somewhere to check your appearance before leaving the house.

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Hallway wallpaper

If you want to experiment with wallpaper, why not start with the hallway. You could paper the entire room floor-to-ceiling, or opt for a bold feature wall. Select a pattern or colour that complements the rest of your furnishings and the feeling or mood you want to convey.

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More help and inspiration

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