When entering your house, the hallway is often the first area any visitors will see. You don’t need to spend a fortune on furniture, as a hall is often only used as a walk through, however your guests will immediately build up an idea of your taste based on the care and attention you’ve given to making that initial view of your house pleasant. With that in mind, we’ve provided a few touches you need to make your hallway a pleasant thoroughfare.
If your hallway seems like a monotonous walk, with too much empty wall space, why not get a feature wall to add a focal point to the area? Popular options for feature walls include utilising brick slips to give a natural building feel, to creating a montage of personal and meaningful photographs positioned together. If this all seems too much effort, the simple option is to give your feature wall a lick of paint in a different colour. It breaks up the room and looks great when done with the right colours.
We aren’t recommending anything expensive, because there’s no need for excessive and overpriced artwork to make your room look more homely. Having an eye-catching photo, or picture however, just helps to break up empty wall space. If you have a particularly long hallway, then using wall hanging art is a great tactic to add personal style to your room. Check out specialist artwork retailers online, or you can pick up cityscapes and large works of popular world destinations on your high street.
Don’t be bland
If you keep the whole room bland, it will act simply as a through route from one area of your house to the next. It might be easy to opt for neutral colours and floors, but it’s such a waste of a room. If you want to opt for neutral walls, then choose a carpet or flooring that will give some impact to the room. Make sure whatever flooring you lay is hard-wearing, as hallways are often high traffic areas.
Rug on wood
If your hallway flooring isn’t carpet, then the area could benefit from a carefully selected rug to fill the room opening. Entering a home onto cold tiling, or wooden flooring can provide a somewhat empty feel to the room. Opt for a fashionable rug to add a personal style and provide a welcoming feel to visitors. Positioned correctly, your new addition will work well at breaking up floor space, if your hallway seems never ending in length.
A nice vase, some flowers and a few well chosen accessories can quickly turn a house into a home. With a hallway, you aren’t going to be relaxing and spending your evenings in the room, so you don’t need to go overboard, but just to provide a welcoming feel to the room, a few well placed, easily picked up items can make a world of difference. As it can be the first room you meet upon entering the house, why not provide storage options for footwear, coats and other pieces of outdoor wear? A nice wooden coat rack can be both practical and attractive.
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