Top Tips to Create a Beautiful & Welcoming Hallway
26 Jun 2017, 1:53 PM
Top Tips to Create a Beautiful & Welcoming
Your hallway is the very first thing your visitors
see when entering your home, therefore making a striking impression
Whether your hallway is limited on space or you have enough
room to add an array of beautiful handmade
furniture pieces, it is all about making the
most of what you have available. Unsure of how to create a
welcoming hallway in your home? Here are some of our top tips to make
the most of your hallway décor...
CREATE A FEATURE WALL
One of the best ways to make a statement in your hallway is the use of a feature wall. Avoid choosing walls with doors and windows and try not to dominate the room with overwhelming prints and colour. It is all about getting the balance right. If your hallway is a little on the small side, opt for paler pastel colours such as lilacs and light blues to give the impression of a larger space. Or, if you are looking for a more quirky option, you could even paint the hallway door a vivid shade to make the most of a narrow space.
HAVE GOOD STORAGE OPTIONS
There is nothing worse than the pile up of coats, bags and shoes within a hallway, so having the correct storage options will allow the space to appear neat, organised and much more welcoming to your guests. Of course, it all depends on the space you have available, so you may have to come up with some clever solutions. You could opt for a rustic furniture bookcase as a display unit or perhaps a more practical solution such as a bespoke cube unit furniture piece to store shoes. You may even decide on a dual-purpose furniture piece such as an ottoman, which provides a solution for both seating and storage.
As your hallway is most likely limited on space,
ensure you choose the correct lighting. One way to make your space
more welcoming is to make it light and bright. It is always best to
choose a ceiling light to give out as much light as possible. To
finish off, you could add twinkly fairy lights around the staircase
bannister and a table lamp placed on a side table. Another
way of brightening up your space is the use of mirrors. Whether you
decide to hang a mirror traditionally on the wall or choose furniture
items with shiny, reflective surfaces, you will achieve a space which
will reflect the artificial light to make your space seem larger.
choose a strong rug
A rug can add a pop of colour to a plain hallway and can create a more comfortable feel, especially if you have cold wooden floorboards or tiles. It is always best to have a particular shape and colour scheme in mind, in order to complement your hallway perfectly. Always keep in mind that your hallway is a high-traffic room where muddy feet and paws are highly likely. Style aside, you will need a rug that's going to last. Opt for a patterned rug if you are worried about mud and dirt in designs such as stripes or a geometric print.
add a side table
A side table can be a really useful yet stylish addition to your hallway. You will always have somewhere to store your mail and car keys and it can be a really effective way of showcasing accessories such as vases or ornaments. Ideally, you should go for a sturdy and hard-wearing wooden furniture piece with drawers and a flat service to make the best of your bespoke furniture piece.