Know How: Top Tips For Designing Your Hallway
Your hallway is the first thing a person sees when they step into your home, so it really ought to make a fabulous first impression. From creative colouring techniques to ingenious storage solutions, we’ve put together our top tips to help you create a stylish yet welcoming hallway that will impress your guests and inspire them to do the same.
Once the paint is dry there’s no going back, so don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right hallway shade. Less if often more when it comes to colour schemes, so forget about bold statement hues and opt for a more calming palette. Neutrals will warrant a light and airy feel and open up small spaces, but also consider pastel colours or mid-tone shades of yellow, pink and green as they are joyful and uplifting. On the other hand, darker shades will ensure a more dramatic and mood enhancing feel. We love smoky blue for a real statement look.
With the right hallway lighting, it’s easy to create a warm and cosy space for you to come home to. Mirrors can be the perfect solution for making smaller spaces appear bigger, whereas table lamps are a fantastic way to reduce dark corners. Large windows are brilliant for encouraging natural lighting, yet if you fancy something more dramatic, opt for a statement ceiling lamp to help inject a sense of style and grace.
The hallway can often become a dumping ground for shoes, coats and toys, but with a few simple additions this can be easily avoided. With the perfect balance of style and function, blanket boxes offer a stylish hallway accompaniment as well as an extra seat. They are brilliant for storing just about anything and will prevent those nasty trip-ups over unwanted clutter. Try our Rosaline blanket box for a sleek and simple style. You could also try a solid trunk with built in storage. These not only serve a great place for you to perch when removing footwear, but are great for stashing umbrellas, golf clubs and other brick-a-brack.
Decorative accessories are the best way to ensure your hallway reflects your personal taste. Adding quirky key holders and notice boards enables your hall to be full of personality and perfectly organised at the same time. An assortment of family portraits and artwork help create that eclectic look, offering character and individuality to your space. Bespoke bookshelves are also a great idea to add a splash of personality whilst keeping things in check and neatly tucked away.