Your hallway is the first impression anyone will get of your home. It’s also the first room you enter when you come home, so you want it to feel welcoming.
MAKE AN ENTRANCE WITH FLOORING
Gone are the days when your stair carpet needed to match your hallway. Modern homes are now embracing the use of different materials and textures in their hallways. Laminate or solid wood flooring is a popular choice as it is versatile and can works in any room, so you can continue the floor through to the living area. Or if you want to make a statement, tile is a different and durable flooring material that can create a contemporary look.
ADD INTEREST WITH WALLPAPER
Hallways and staircases are a large area of wall space which makes them perfect for a feature wallpaper. If your hallway is naturally bright, you can use a dark wallpaper to create a dramatic statement. If you have a narrow or darker hallway, using wallpapers with lighter tones will lift the space and make it feel airy.
CREATE SPACE WITH MIRRORS
Mirrors have been used in interiors for decades as a way of creating space and light. Reflective surfaces will echo light, lifting a darker hallway. And the reflection also adds the illusion of space, making the room feel instantly more open.
SET THE MOOD WITH LIGHTING
Lighting is important as it creates the feeling of space and sets the mood of your hallway. If your hallway doesn’t benefit from windows, don’t panic. You can borrow light from the other rooms leading off the hallway by opening the doors. You can also use strategically placed lamps and downlighting on the walls and ceiling to create the atmosphere you want.