Creative Tips for Decorating Your Hallway

Creative Tips for Decorating Your Hallway

Many homes have hallways right at their entrances or between rooms further inside. We don’t typically spend a lot of time in our home’s hallways, but they still leave a lasting impression as we walk through them on a day-to-day basis. Don’t make the mistake of leaving your hallway plain—treat it as you would any other area in your home. If you’re unsure how to liven it up, use these creative tips for decorating your hallway.

Maximize Light

Hallways often lack windows since they serve as connectors between rooms and aren’t usually located near the borders of the home. Therefore, you should seek to make them more inviting by maximizing the light in your hallway with color and wall fixtures. The doorways or adjacent rooms usually carry some natural light into the hallway during the day. Stretch this resource by painting the walls in light gray or white, avoiding harsh, saturated tones and darker hues such as bright blue, red, or chocolate brown. You could also place a mirror on the wall to visually broaden the space and reflect any light that touches its surface.

Put in Attractive Seating

Do away with the impression that the hallway is a limbo zone meant to be passed through quickly by putting in attractive seating. You can place a wooden or cushioned bench or a small chair along the length of the hallway if it’s wide enough. If it’s narrower, you can put a small bench at the end of hallway instead. Leave the seating empty, or set a patterned throw pillow or two on it for additional decoration. Even a potted plant could work if the chair is flat enough to keep it stable. The goal here is to contribute charm to the hallway—though you may find yourself sitting on the chair or bench, too.

Set Down an Area Rug Runner

     You probably already have a rug in your living room, but you can also dress up your hallway’s floor with one. Area rug runners are elongated to fit the length of a hallway, so they’re a natural choice. You can also set down multiple shorter rugs along the hallway. Rugs give warmth and capture attention by acting as well-coordinated works of art that interplay with the colors of the walls, the lighting, and any décor on the walls. You can also introduce texture by using different types of rug materials such as wool and sisal, which provide an agreeable contrast with the smoothness of the rest of the area. 

Related Stories. . . 

Create a Custom Shower Oasis to Last a Lifetime
Bring your vision to life, discover your ultimate shower design aesthetic or create your own with American Standard’s experts. There is a lifetime warranty. Click here to see photos of Modern Farmhouse, Rustic, French Country, Contemporary, Minimalist, and Traditional styles. You can trust American Standards 150 years of bath and shower expertise. With just three easy steps, you can get a quote from the comfort of your home online. Continue Reading. . .


Home Interior Stories:
Create Your Dream Bathroom Online
Convert Your Basement to a Rec Room
Increase Storage Space in Your Home

 • Affordable Home Improvement Ideas 
 • Common Aquarium Mistakes
Best Paint Colors for the Bathroom
Simple DIY Projects to Improve the Value of Your Home
 • Ways to De-Clutter & Decorate with Softness
• Ways To Add Personality to a Boring Room
 • Different Types of Tiling For Your Home
 • Tips For Your Home Theater
 • Best Interior Renovations for Increasing Home Value
 • Ways to Make Your Home Look Cleaner
 • Creative Ways To Decorate Your Hallway
Get A Head Start on Spring Cleaning 
Tips for Creating a Stress-Free Space
• Coolest Basement Ideas of All Time

Read More Home Improvement Tips, Click here.
• Stunning Home Exterior Remodeling Ideas
•  Home Maintenance Skills Everyone Should Know
 • Reasons Why your Asphalt Driveway is Cracking 
• Top Reasons Why your House is Always Cold
How to Get Your Home Ready For Winter
 • Where to Insulate Your Home
 • Things to Do Before Selling Your Home
 • Tips for Remodeling Your Garage
 • Common Causes of Residential Flooding
 • Save with Senior Home Modifications
 •  Household Problems You Should NEVER Fix Yourself
 • 5 Big Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do In the Spring
• What to Consider When Building Your New Home
• Causes of Leaky Basements
• Basic Components of Building a Home
• Coolest Basement Ideas of All Time

Read More Gardening Tips, Click here,

Spring Landscaping Tips to Free Up Time in the Summer
2020 Symposium
What To Do About Brown Grass
 
Moisture Induced Diseases affecting Plants and Landscaping
Winter Gardening Tips from Purdue
Protecting Your Garden from Cold Weather
Top Gardening Tips for a Fruitful Season
Visit East Chicago’s Botanic Gardens with a Working Aquaponics System

 

Sue Baxter