How to Brighten up your Hallway Space
The hallway is sometimes seen as a fairly rejected area of the home. Some see it purely as a space that links the main rooms of the home – but this is all the more reason to liven it up! It is also the first impression visitors get from your home so its really important to treat it to a bit of TLC in terms of decor choices and keeping it free from clutter. Reinvent your hallway space with some of these top designing tips.
Add a console table
An elegant console table provides a great place for basic everyday items such as your keys, a landline phone and recent letters etc. Using a single table for this stuff eliminates clutter elsewhere and can keep the surrounding space free to display family photos and other decorative touches. Brighten the area instantly by topping your console table with a pretty floral arrangement or a scented candle so that yourself and guests may arrive to a welcoming fragrance as well as a welcoming atmosphere.
Maximise space with storage solutions
Depending on your hallways unique size and dimensions, there can be potential for hundreds of different storage solutions. A cupboard under the stairs provides a great way to save space and if this isn’t possible, you could consider fitting a suspended table or pigeon hole unit to tidy away shoes, umbrellas and any other items that accumulate in the hall.
The space between the bottom of your staircase and the adjacent wall is rarely used in the home so try to make use of any available space. If you have a particularly long hallway, you could even transform the area into a small library – this is ideal for homes that are short on space for DVDs and books. Achieve the look even in narrow hallways with the help of recessed built-in shelving.
Use light neutral colours
Its no surprise that a dark hallway will appear narrow and claustrophobic so be sure to open it up by opting for light and bright neutral colours such as beige, cream or tan. Neutral shades work so well in hallways because they will instantly compliment most wooden floors and help to tone down carpeted hall floors. Also, try adding as much natural light as you can. Installing a small roof window may be all it takes and if not, you could always consider undercutting your main door frames to allow in a beautiful flood of natural light during the day.
Why not highlight your newly-recovered hallway space with a selection of stylish ceiling lights? Whether you make a statement with a grand central ceiling light or use spotlight sconces to highlight certain features such as artwork and furniture, you should take pride and pleasure in decorating your unique hallway space.