The hallway is the first thing you will see when you walk into someone’s home, so you want it to create a good impression – unfortunately, though, it is one of the trickiest spaces to decorate. This is because the hallway can easily become a dumping ground for shoes, coats, accessories, dog leads and bicycles, and your dreams of a minimal, modern styled space can seem completely unachievable. It doesn’t have to be that way, though; from artwork and flooring to storage and paint colors, we’ve got five great tips that will help you restyle your hallway to perfection.
Add Some Artwork
Depending on the size of your entrance, the potential for artwork is pretty unlimited. If you’ve got a small space, opting for a couple of carefully chosen prints will work beautifully, while if your hallway is on the larger side, why not go super-sized with a statement print? Look for geometric shapes, metallic detailing and typographic prints, and display them in sleek black or white frames for the ultimate in contemporary styling.
Replace The Flooring
The flooring in a hallway can be difficult; you want something stylish, but resilient and durable as it’s a high-traffic area. Look to get a polished concrete floor Toronto; available in a range of colors and finishes, it’s incredibly easy to match to your interior style, and it’s also non-porous – which means all those soggy boots and muddy trainers won’t have an impact on it at all. Simply wipe clean, and enjoy the simplicity of it!
Add Minimal Storage
Hallway storage is tricky as you need to find space for so many different things. If you can, keep coats in a closet – otherwise, opt for sleek, minimal style pegs to hang them from, and try to keep them at a minimum. Shoes should be kept out of sight in a dedicated cupboard, and any accessories could be kept in tidy baskets and stored out of the way. Adding a console table to a hallway is a beautiful decorative idea – and it doubles as a space to keep keys, mobile phones, and other necessities.
Choose White Paint
Entrance halls often tend to be on the smaller side, so choosing a paint that reflects the light is a great idea – and what’s brighter and more modern than beautiful crisp white? However, make sure to avoid Brilliant White, as it tends to be glaring, and ensure you use eggshell or satin paints – these wipe clean, which is important in such a high-traffic area. To really brighten the space up after you’ve painted, add a mirror to reflect more of that beautiful light.
Use Careful Lighting
Choosing lighting for your hallway can be difficult – you should be looking for something functional and beautiful, and it can be tricky to tick both boxes. If you’ve got high ceilings, a pendant style light can create a focal point and look incredibly elegant, while for lower ceilings, flush lighting is the answer. You could also consider motion sensor lighting – because we’ve been there struggling with the light switch in winter when we’re holding five shopping bags!
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