8 Ways to Enhance Your Hallway

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Enhance your hallway with art, tables and lighting
Enhance your hallway with art, tables and lighting (homefurnishingsinformation.wordpress)

Many times the hallway of the home is ignored when decorating.  Think of the hallway as the connector to every room in your home.  It is the place to transition your decorating scheme.  A hallway can be the optimum space to display artwork, family photos or other collections for the wall especially if you don’t have the space in other areas of the home.  Here are 8 ways to enhance your hallway.

A lovely entry hall
A lovely entry hall (homestoriesatoz)
Sconces illuminate a stylish dark hallway
Sconces illuminate a stylish dark hallway (designmyheartout.BlogSpot)
Let your imagination run wild in the hallway
Let your imagination run wild in the hallway (homesthetics.net)
Built-in bookcases add character and provide additional book storage
Built-in bookcases add character and provide additional book storage (flyyestonehere.BlogSpot)

1.  Mirrors. If your hallway space is long and narrow, a display of mirrors opens and brightens the space.  Display an assortment of mirrors in different shapes and sizes along the length of the hallway on one or both sides.

Mirrors open up a narrow hallway
Mirrors open up a narrow hallway (houseandgarden.co.uk)
Mirrors greatly enhance a hallway
Mirrors greatly enhance a hallway (inspiringinteriorsideas)

2.  Decorative sconces. Decorative sconces illuminate a hallway.  Maintain the same style of lighting in the hallway as in other areas of the home for consistency.

Sconces illuminate a hallway with style
Sconces illuminate a hallway with style (architectureartdesigns)
Sconces further enhance this hallway
Sconces further enhance this hallway (bocadolobo)
Sconces help illuminate this hallway
Sconces help illuminate this hallway (chrissymusic)
The style of the sconce mirrors that of the front hallway pendant light
The style of the sconce mirrors that of the front hallway pendant light (tidbitsandtwine)

3.  Family photos. If you have a box of family photos with no other space for them, frame and display them in the hallway.  Start a chronological history and let the walls tell the family story.

Use the hallway as a family photo display
Use the hallway as a family photo display (pixshark)
Framed photos highlight this hallway
Framed photos highlight this hallway (room-decorating-ideas)

4.  Art display. If you have a collection of art, consider your hallway a gallery.  Lay the pieces out on the floor first to get an idea of placement.  To further enhance the display, install downlights above selected pieces.

Display artwork in the hallway for color and interest
Display artwork in the hallway for color and interest (archive-constantcontact)
Artwork enhances this hallway and serves as a gallery
Artwork enhances this hallway and serves as a gallery (nancymeadowsdesigns)
The hallway as photo gallery
The hallway as photo gallery (cnbhomes)

5.  Rugs. If your hallway is a long and cavernous space, soften and brighten it up with colorful runners.  To avoid slippage, place rug pads underneath.

Hallway runners add softness and brighten up the hallway
Hallway runners add softness and brighten up the hallway (room-decorating-ideas)
A hallway runner softens and enhances
A hallway runner softens and enhances (shelterness)
Bright rugs add color to the hallway
Bright rugs add color to the hallway (shelterness)

6.  Statement piece. A large painting or an interesting tablescape at the end of the hallway gives a long hallway a focal point.

A statement piece of art at the end of the hall
A statement piece of art at the end of the hall (sipsoups)
A smart tablescape enhances a hallway
A smart tablescape enhances a hallway (shelterness)

7.  Shelves. Have shelves inset into the walls or install your own if space allows.  For narrow hallways, consider ledges with narrow depths.  Take advantage of this space for additional storage of books or other items.

Built-in shelving enhances this hallway space
Built-in shelving enhances this hallway space (home-useif)
Shelving adds extra storage and display space to the hallway
Shelving adds extra storage and display space to the hallway (bloglet)
Narrow ledges enhance a narrow hallway space
Narrow ledges enhance a narrow hallway space (umbrinco)

8.  Table. If you have the space, put a table with an attractive display in the hallway.  These work best for open upstairs hallways.  Accent the table with lamps for added illumination.

Enhance a wider hallway space with a table
Enhance a wider hallway space with a table (avalonbuild.blogspot)
A narrow table and mirror perfect for the hallway
A narrow table and mirror perfect for the hallway (freshome)

The hallway of your home doesn’t have to be empty and bland.  It is part of your home, connecting rooms and transitioning the space.  Let these ideas inspire you to create a gallery wall or additional storage.  Soften and illuminate the hallway with rugs and sconce lighting.  Display a favored collection on a table or at the end of the hall as a focal point.  Take a look down your hallway and decide how you would like to enhance it.

 

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