When planning the interior design of your home you tend to work around the rooms in the house. You need a nice kitchen, a cosy living room, a fresh and clean bathroom and a beautiful bedroom – right? We’re here to make a plight for the often forgotten element of interior design – the hallway. Hallways are often decorated in a plain manner, without any particular attention to detail. We’ve got three little decorating tips that will simply transform your hallways, turning them into beautiful features within the home, rather than blank spaces between gorgeous rooms. We’ve scoured the net (mainly Pinterest – how on earth did we daydream about interior design before?!) for some examples of beautiful hallway design and little tips on how to recreate these looks. Though we’re not too biased…all of these hallways have beautiful flooring and we think that really does make all the difference.
1. Sparkle, Mirrors and a Table
This gorgeous hallway is what dreams are made of, and though we can’t help but think those excessive fairy lights are slightly impractical, they certainly do look beautiful. Which leads us on to our first tip – why not add some fairy lights to pretty up a hallway? If you’ve got a plant pot or a chair then add some pretty sparkly things. Even if you only turn them on when you’ve got guests round (sneaky) – the transformation is undeniable. Tip number 2 from this picture is to add a table and fill it with pretty looking things. Candles, ornaments, flowers, beautiful boxes. Make your hallway interesting. Tip 3 is to add a mirror – mirrors really create a spacious atmosphere. Plus you can buy gorgeous frames to add interest to the walls. Place a mirror behind the table and practically turn your hallway into a stand-out feature of your home.
2. Block Colours, Lampshades and Wall Panelling
This beautiful hallway is like a mini room on its own, and quite frankly has us in interior design heaven! There are 3 decorating tips we can take from this beautiful hallway. Number 1 is to paint your hallway in a captivating block colour. This steel-grey is used specifically for the hallway, and gives it a real personality of its own. The second is to add interesting lampshades. All hallways need light, right? So made the lighting of your hallway an independent feature. Choose lampshades which add character and watch your hallway transform. The third tip is look into some wall panelling. This beautiful patterned panelling makes your hallway stand out and adds a splash of grandeur to your home – which everyone loves really, don’t they?
3. A Photo Frame Wall
This is a modern interior design idea which seems to be getting a lot of love on the internet – and we can see why, it’s cheap, easy and so simple to do! Essentially, get lots of photo frames in different colours and sizes and fill them with whatever you like – newspaper clippings, genuine pictures, bits of wallpaper, or you can even leave them empty! The idea is for the picture frames themselves to create a unique feature. You can buy an assortment of frames from Ikea or your local arts and crafts store and decorate them how you like. The result? A perfectly bespoke, unique and funky hallway that will get everyone talking.
Do you have any more ideas on decorating your hallway? Get in touch with us, we’d love to hear your tips! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest.