The hallway is the first thing you see when you enter your home, and the last thing you see before leaving. It sets the tone for all the other rooms, but in terms of style, the hallway is far-too-often overlooked and left somewhat abandoned, devoid of feeling and personality.
Check out these stylish hallways to see how you can make better use of your space, use colour for an immediate statement and ensure your hallway looks as good as the rest of your home.
1. Statement lighting
Hallways tend to benefit from additional ceiling height, so lighting can be used in much the same way as a piece of artwork to make a design statement. Create drama with a bold pendant or chandelier-style fitting.
2. Industrial simplicity
3. Colour pop
4. Simple elegance
The entrance to this three-bedroom period terraced house in Co. Dublin has a classic-meets-contemporary look thanks to the combination of original features and modern artwork. The walls are painted in Urbane Grey by Little Greene. The dramatic black and white painting is from Dubai and the runner is from TK Maxx.
5. Get organised
A clutter-free, organised space makes rushing out of the house in the morning less stressful. Embrace stylish functionality with storage and seating that creates a space for everything, so that nobody is tussling for a space to put on the shoes they just spent 15 minutes hunting for.
6. Fancy flooring
Whatever flooring you choose for your hallway should be practica, hardwearing and easy to clean. However, you can still pick a bold style to create a feature as soon as you step into the house.
7. Mirror mirror
Not only a great place to check your hair, mirrors help make a space feel larger and bounce light around the room. Create a feature on the wall by hanging one statement design, or group several smaller ones together to make a focal point.
9. Space-saving furniture
Maximise the potential of your layout with a streamlined console table that fits neatly against the wall.
10. Colour play
This six-bedroom Victorian terraced house in East Sussex has a funky and colourful hallway which fits in with the rest of the home. This unusual wallpaper is from the homeowner’s own company, Edge of Home, the mirror is from Red Candy, and the floor is painted in Off Black by Farrow & Ball.
11. Take a seat
Adding a bench not only acts as a handy place to sit while removing shoes, it could even provide space for storage. Easy-to-clean finishes and hard-wearing materials are a must where muddy shoes and soggy coats might be involves.