Nottinghill:  Corridor & hallway by Rebecca James Studio

15 hallway ideas you've (possibly) not considered

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Certain rooms seem to take care of themselves in terms of design. However, your hallway tends to be an area that is woefully underwhelming if you don't take it to task. 

The question is, what can you actually do with a hallway to make it stand out and have a little more functionality? Well, we have a host of amazing suggestions as we've been looking at what fantastic interior designers have done with clients' spaces and brought a few of them together to show you. 

Extra usefulness and bold ideas are coming your way so, if you're serious about upping the style stakes of your transitional areas, read on!

1. Use the space to add in some spacious storage

2. Embrace industrial styling and make a real feature of your entrance

3. Add cool wall hangers that look amazing when empty but also serve as handy coat storage

4. Use your hallway walls to display favourite pieces of art

5. Add mirrored wall panels to make the space seem double the size!

6. Add seating for putting your shoes on comfortably

7. Bold, colourful accents are perfect for dark or plain hallways

 Corridor & hallway by unikat:lab



8. Try your hand at some distinctive flooring in your hallway

9. Display flowers to add a pleasant scent and gorgeous visuals to your hallway

10. Rustic textures work well in hallways for creating a shabby chic or traditional aesthetic

11. Try mixing old and new motifs in your hallway, especially if you have renovated an older property

The hallway and stairs at ​the Old Hall in Suffolk:  Corridor & hallway by Nash Baker Architects Ltd
Nash Baker Architects Ltd

The hallway and stairs at ​the Old Hall in Suffolk

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

12. Add a secret room to your hallway for a family-friendly way to get more space!

13. Painting your hallway a bold colour will never be a bad move

14. Larger hallways can be ideal locations for modern art installations or sculptures

15. Why not turn your hallway into a library? It's perfect for grabbing some bedtime reading on your way through!

If you're feeling more excited about hallways, take a look at this Ideabook: 4 Head-Scratching Hallway Renovations.

Which idea could work in your hallway?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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