Just because the hall isn’t a “room” in the traditional sense, doesn’t mean it should be neglected. Your corridor is the first thing guests see when they arrive, so it sets the tone for the rest of your home. You want to create a space that speaks to your design sensibility, while being functional and welcoming. Sounds like a tall order, but with a little ingenuity, you can create a pretty pathway with plenty of personality.
Get Organized Utilize every square inch. Just because you lack a front hall closet or don’t have space for a credenza, doesn’t mean you have to toss your stuff on the first surface you see. Take a cue from Details Blog and “pack as much functionality as possible” with wall-mounted organization. A whimsical sign or favorite piece of artwork will charm anyone who happens by.
Create a Gallery Wall
Some may see a blank corridor, but we see a gallery just waiting to happen. Hanging family portraits, photos, and artwork is a simple solution to give your pathway a personal touch. Choosing coordinating frames in a single color, like we see in this long hallway from Style at Home, creates a cohesive look.
Go Bold With Striped Wallpaper Looking for a fail-proof way to instantly enliven? Deck your halls in stripes. Black and white is classic. Or play with fun color combination for an extra pop. For renters and indecisive types? There’s removable wallpaper! (P.S. Here are 10 peel-and-stick brands you should know).
Add a Picture Ledge Bare walls are begging for pizzaz. A picture ledge is perfect! Beyond just photos, you can display trinkets and meaningful momentos. Want more? Enhance the effect with framed prints.
Take It In a Modern DirectionFan of modern aesthetics? Complementary neutral hues, sleek flooring, geometric patterns, and curated accent pieces produce a cool, contemporary flow. Need a spot to stash stuff? Swap in a storage bench.