This post shows you how to decorate your hallway to look more spacious.
So far on my blog, I’ve written quite a few articles regarding how to decorate а living room, bedroom, bathroom, etc. However, I’ve never mentioned anything about hallway decor before. Therefore, today I’ve decided to write about just that and give you some smart hallway decorating ideas.
If you have a small hallway, don’t worry, the situation is not hopeless. You just need to follow some steps to transform it into something beautiful and cozy. Since my hallway is also small, the tips I’m about to give you come from personal experience and I assure you they work. So, enough chit-chat, let’s get down to the matter of how to decorate your hallway to look more spacious.
How to decorate your hallway to look more spacious?
1. Choose the right paint colors for the walls
One of the most important things is choosing the right paint colors for the walls in the hallway. They have a huge impact on whether a decor will be pleasing to the eye or not. Very often, apartment hallways are small and have no windows. Now, imagine a corridor that is poorly lit by sunlight, and all its walls are black. I felt claustrophobic, I don’t know about you.
For this reason, my suggestion to you is to choose a light color for the entrance hall of your apartment. It’s best to go for white because it gives the feeling of more space and you won’t feel confined in there. Beige, yellow, and many other colors in the light range are also great options.
2. Add greenery to your hallway
Plants are an ideal option if you’re looking to add freshness to a living space. What you need to consider when placing flowers in the apartment corridor is that they should be smaller in size, but you can put more in return. There are many interesting methods to decorate with plants. For instance, you can DIY a flower wall in the hallway. Read here if you want to learn more about how to do it.
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Furthermore, apartment hallways usually don’t have access to direct sunlight and most households rarely heat them during the cold months. For this reason, if you are going to decorate with real flowers, they should be ones that can withstand the conditions mentioned.
3. Use mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to visually enlarge the area of a room. If you want to feel the difference and make your hallway look more spacious, you can cover one of the walls with a huge mirror. You won’t believe the effect it has.
I’ve been in a hallway where most of it is covered in mirrors and it’s not intimidating at all. First, the walls were bright. Second, most of them were covered in mirrors. Third, there were a lot of lights reflecting off the mirrors which made it look even more spacious. So, think about it. I assure you that the mirrors give the illusion that the space looks bigger than it is.
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4. More lighting
As I mentioned a moment ago the lights in the hallway also play a major role. Especially in a corridor where little or no daylight enters, it is good to have plenty of artificial lighting. Here again, you can rely on a variety of different types of light fixtures.
You could even set a theme for the hallway. For example, an Italian street and put in an imitation of a street lamp, some appropriate art, and whatever else you can think of that suits your idea. Remember, lighting is very important if you are looking to achieve an effect of spaciousness in your living space.
And another very important thing is that the hallway is the last place you’ll check your appearance before you go out. It’s good to have very good visibility and lighting.
5. Create a clutter-free space
No matter how much we try to expand the space visually, the dimensions remain the same. So my advice is not to clutter the hallway with too many decorations. Choose furniture that is appropriate in terms of size to match your apartment’s corridor.
Another piece of advice, place the furniture on one side only, this will help create space as there is plenty of room to pass through. Moreover, don’t buy furniture for the hallway that goes all the way up to the ceiling. This is only suitable for larger rooms.
6. Put a rug in your hallway
Placing a rug is the easiest way to add character to your apartment’s corridor. Thanks to the plethora of various shapes and sizes, many things can be achieved. For example, if the flooring of the entire flat is black, a light-colored rug can be put along the entire length of the hallway to create contrast and enhance the design.
What’s more, rugs bring a lot of coziness, and comfort, protect the floor from damage, warm up your space, and reduce noise. These are just some of the many benefits that rugs have.
7. Don’t forget the art
As I mentioned earlier, you can set a theme for your entrance hall and art is a major player in achieving this effect. On the other hand, sterile white walls are boring. Therefore, bring color into the hallway with the help of beautiful paintings. Just make sure, they are in harmony with the colors of the walls.