Make The Most Of Your Tiny Hallway
15 February 2016
Sometimes, hallways tend to be over looked when it comes to decorating
our homes. They sometimes are seen simply as a small, cramped area where we
wipe our shoes before venturing in to the rest of the house. We have some great
tips on utilising your hallways space to its maximum ability and turn it in to
another room with the WOW factor.
The use of low lighting will reduce shadow and so make the
hallway space feel lighter and larger. To achieve this either make use of a
floor lamp mixed with a table lamp, or simply add a statement pendant that
offer 360° lighting, but make sure this is as low as possible.
If you are lucky enough to have a window in your hallway to
provide a source of natural light, it is recommended that this window is covered using a voile or net curtain. This way the window
is covered but most of the natural light can still filter though.
Keep the walls light and bright to maximise the feeling of
open space. If plain wallpaper or paint isn’t your thing, why not try some simple
patterned or floral wallpaper in light, neutral colours to add character but
not overwhelm your guests too much!
As an alternative to carpet, use a colourful or patterned
rug in your hallway to add more character and keep the floor clean. If you go
for plain walls, a patterned rug will really complement the décor and unlike carpet,
rugs can be easily cleaned or even replaced when need be.
Use of mirrors can make any small space look and feel
larger. Place a mirror behind a source of light, whether it’s a candle or lamp
to maximise the lighting reach. Or if you have a window in your hallway, place
a mirror facing it to create an illusion of a second window.
When it comes to small spaces, bigger is better. By adding a
large piece of statement wall art, or a few medium sized canvasses or framed
art work will draw your eye straight to it. By hanging a large frame will also
maximise the feel of space.
Use some light storage boxes, or white wooden shelving units
to keep the clutter away. Try and stack upwards and avoid using too much floor
It’s also a great idea to combine your furniture and storage
together to save as much space as possible. Think about using a storage stool
which you can use to sit on whilst you put on your shoes and store your shoes
in when you’re not using them!
Top Tip: If you are really lacking floor space, consider drilling
these Stamford Storage Baskets to your walls and use as makeshift shelves for your post,
keys and bits and bobs!