Effective Ways To Spruce Up Your Hallway
The hallway seems to be the one space in our homes that gets neglected over time. It’s where we throw off our shoes after a long day, and where we pile up our coats (usually over the bannister) during winter. While the bedroom and living room are usually the main focus when it comes to redecorating, the hallway is the first thing visitors see when they enter a home. It’s where first impressions are made, and, when done right, can be practical as well as beautiful. Below are some of the most effective ways to spruce up your hallway space. Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splash the cash, the following can be adapted to suit your style and budget accordingly.
Sometimes, a new carpet can be the key change you need in your hallway. When placed in the hallway, carpets can wear down and become dirty a lot easier due to muddy shoes and constant wear and tear. Therefore, it makes sense to replace hallway carpets with sturdy and durable carpets. Loop and twist pile carpets are both super hard wearing and durable due to their tight piles.
New Colour Palette
A new lick of paint can go a long way, especially when you pick a colour palette that is on-trend. For A/W 2019, I love the introduction of deep blues and mottled browns for Hallways. For me, it makes the space feel cosy and welcoming, and when paired with the right accessories, can really look the part.
Prints & Features
One way to introduce something new into your hallway is by hanging up prints and adding new features. The prints we choose to hang in our home can really show off who we are, our loves and gives people a glimpse into our lives. As well as this, why not upgrade some of your current features? This could be as simple as replacing a welcome mat or could be as bold as adding a stunning feature radiator. Not only will the additions make the space seem homely, but it makes guests feel welcome.
Last but not least, lighting. It can sometimes be overlooked, but lighting in the hallway can really make or break a space in your home. Choose the wrong bulb, and your home will look more clinical than homely. Equally important is choosing the right lampshade or feature, which could potentially overcrowd your hallway. My personal favourite is mid-size shades made of grey glass. They can dull down bright lights and add a warm glow to your entry space.