The hallway is an important but sometimes underestimated functional and aesthetic element. A well decorated and organized hallway can easly enriched the style and the decor of the entire house. Make Your Hallway Look Bigger!
Make Your Hallway Look Bigger
It’s no secret that adding mirrors make an area seem bigger. And this is a fantastic trick to use in your hallway. Mirror the whole wall and use the reflection to your advantage.
Ensure that the opposite wall is attractive enough to see twice – perhaps mount a piece of art that you love so much, you wish you’d bought more!
Mirrors are always a great idea to use when you’re in search for the illusion of more space!
And the best choice if you’re trying to lengthen and widen the hallway, go with something that’s horizontal. Not only does a mirror create more light and space, but the horizontal shape with elongate too!
Paint with the same, light colour
Paint the walls, skirting and ceiling all the same colour – and keep it light. This will give a seamless finish and help heighten the hallway!
Stick with a satin or eggshell paint because too much gloss can make the space feel too busy and enclosed.
In addition to your wall color, the color trim you choose can also open up your space.
Choose a color with tones that complement the wall to add a compelling layer of depth to your design.
The lights are one of the most important decorative elements!
They do not only light up the rooms, but they can add style, character and personality to your interiors. As we have decribed in another post. The lights on the ceiling and on the floor can beautify a small and dark hallway and they can make it more stylish and brighter.
Make sure your bulbs are bright! The more light that your hallway receives the larger it will look. It’s really quite simple and easy to fix!
If in your hallway there is a dark floor and you can’t change it. The best solution is to use a runner or carpets with neutral and light colors that can give the impression of a larger and warmer space. Just like a horizontal mirror, a runner can elongate the hallway. All you need to do is add a funky piece to the floor so you can add just a bit of extra length, and all it takes is a minute or two to lay it down!
Pick slimline furniture
Keep the hallway free of clutter and bulky furniture, especially near the front door.
If possible, put a console table against a returning wall. This will make the area feel larger and create a useful surface without encroaching on space to move.
If that is not an option, choose a narrow console table and avoid any tall or striking accessories that will draw attention away from the space you’ve created.
Place it with enough distance from the front door to be able to come in and remove your shoes and coat easily.
The smaller the space, the more important organization is even one item of clutter in tight quarters can cramp the entire vibe.
So, after checking off the aforementioned tricks, the last thing you want to do is make sure every inch of your hallway is neat and organized (this setup takes advantage of hooks, trays, and shoe racks) so that nothing gets in the way of the look you’re trying to achieve!