The hallways that link living spaces to sleeping spaces to the exterior of a home are just as important as bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens. Whether you’re working with a short hallway, a hallway with a sharp turn, a spacious hallway or one that is a tight squeeze, it is possible to make it feel as special as the rest of your home. Ensure that your hallways come alive with built-ins, light, vibrant rugs and more.
Hanrahan Meyers Architects
1. A vibrant rug. If your hall could utilize a pick-me-up, add a vibrant rug for immediate style. The stripes on this rug help a narrow hallway feel wider. The lengthy rug, which extends from 1 end of the hallway to the other, has a stunning effect. Can’t find a rug that is long enough? Try sewing a number of the very same rugs together to create a faux runner.
2. An image gallery. This designer took advantage of a extra-long hallway by hanging a row of family photos and art. While identical frames and matting can seem graphic and bold, this eclectic mix of colors and sizes adds warmth to the room.
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3. Cabinetry. Use a broader hallway and assemble in some custom cabinetry for additional storage and display space. The cupboard in this photograph serves as a display shelf for arenas. Its neutral colour of paint keeps the hanging artwork as the focal point.
John Maniscalco Architecture
4. Pendant lighting. Most interior hallways do not have windows, meaning adequate artificial lighting is a must. Try adding hanging pendants rather than the conventional surface-mounted lighting. The right pendant will light up your hallway whilst incorporating design flair, also.
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5. Wainscoting. Hallway wainscoting is an excellent decorative design element, but in addition, it will help protect drywall from scrapes, bumps and marks. Traditionally, the wainscoting was installed in transitional spaces like this, to protect active rooms out of heavy traffic.
Tim Barber Ltd Architecture
6. Bookcases. Some enthusiastic readers can never have sufficient space for books. Extend a library out to the hallway to create additional screen space for cherished books. Whether built-in or bought, bookcases can add a functional and aesthetic element to broader hallways.
7. Murals. A floor-to-ceiling map installation can transform an awkward hallway into an educational opportunity. Don’t like the look? Wall decals and murals are available in all kinds of customizable options, and they are often less expensive than background.
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8. Framed mirrors. For people who love the gallery seem but do not know what to put in their frames, a hall of mirrors are the best answer. An installation similar to this can highlight a great collection of frames, or just bring additional visual and light space into a small and dark hallway.
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