One of the spaces we are thinking about decorating next is our hallway. At the moment it is the ultimate blank canvas. All we have done is hung a mirror which we did in a bid to make the area feel lighter and bigger. We have also hung one picture. We are not quite sure what we should be doing with the space and therefore I have been collecting ideas over on my pinterest board.
A hallway should also be welcoming as it is the first space that your visitors see and therefore we want it to have an impact for all the right reasons. It is quite dark in our hallway and as a result I tried to introduce some greenery when we first moved in. I had visions of the below;
I love how all of the different plants work well together and add personality to the hallway. The use of plants would breathe life into our hallway.
Again a mixture of plants is used to create texture and interest. I also love the simple table they are on and the mixture of different vases and plant pots really adds to the pleasing aesthetics.
I love the minimal feel of the seat that they are all sat on and the use of height in the plants draws your eyes above to the wall and the gorgeous green colour of the walls. The overall effect is one very cool and tranquil hallway.
This is what I was hoping to create with Edward (oldest decided the plant needed a name) but he didn’t like it in the hallway and started to fade. As a result he has been moved to our top floor where he is convelecing nicely. As I can’t add real greenery I like the idea of introducing the colour green and this is a colour that is going to be very much on trend this year.
I could also introduce some greenery with my choice of pictures and furniture.
I love what they have done above and it gives the sense of having lots of greenery through the clever use of pictures. However, we do have a lot of wall space so it would be nice to use this to create a gallery.
I love how this hallway has used personal pictures on their wall. This is a really lovely idea to put up some of our treasured memories on our wall for others to share. It also gives a real sense of the family that live in the house. Also the fact that the top of the pictures are all in line and that they have used the same sort of frame creates a nice sense of unity. Perhaps we could create a gallery wall with of our children’s drawings.
I like this gallery because they have gone all the way from the top of the wall to the bottom. It also creates interest by using frames that are not identical but the use of the same coloured frames links them. They have created the effect of the hanging seeming more random which gives it a less formal and more welcoming feel. I am not sure this would work in our hallway as it may just make it seem more cluttered.
I love this for the minimal feel. The leaving of space between the pictures works really well. I also love how they have then contrasted this with the cushions and throw on the bench which gives it a more comfy feel. The light is also gorgeous!
We are also toying with the idea of using the hallway as a way of storing my books.
I love this and how it goes from the ceiling to the floor. It adds real interest with the style of the shelves and the colour works really well making the shelves themselves a feature. I do worry that because our hallway is quite narrow that it might overpower it.
This works really well as it has a more minimal feel. Again the shapes add real interest as does the contrasting colours.
Using wallpaper is another way of adding personality to a space and can create a real wow factor.
This foliage wallpaper is light and bright and is a clever way of bringing some greenery indoors.
I love the detail in this one and all of the different colours of the butterflies. However I don’t like the big butterfly as I feel that it would be too overpowering in our hallway.
This wallpaper has a real cute and quirky feel. It would make for a cheery entrance hall.
We still have lots more thinking to do but I think that we are clear on the following;
- we want it to have some greenery somewhere, whether it be the paint colour or in our choice of pictures or wallpaper
- It needs to practical and low maintenance
- It needs to reflect our family somehow
What do you think of our ideas so far? Do you have any ideas? If you are looking for some hallway inspiration then be sure to check out my pinterest board. Also if you have any cool hallway ideas then I would love to see them.