It’s the first thing people see when they step into your home, so it is important that your hallway looks and feels welcoming for your guests. It may not be the top of your list when it comes to updating your home, but it’s something to consider if you want to create a welcoming feel; not just for visitors, but for yourself.
After you have had a long day at work, wouldn’t it be nice to step into your front door to a beautifully decorated hallway? Well with our hallway decorating ideas you can. Take a look at some of our top tips below on how to decorate your hallway, porch and stairs.
1. Accessorise your stairs
Why not utilise the steps on your stairs and add some ornaments? This helps to make use of the space on your staircase whilst adding your own style.
Hanging something from the banister is also a great way to add a personal touch to your home. It could be anything from decorative lighting to heart shaped ornaments – adding that little extra something can really make your hallway stand out and can make all the difference.
2. Add a console table
A console table will add some extra style and storage to your hallway and can be used to showcase ornaments, candles and picture frames. Choose a wooden or mirrored table to fill the gap on your landing, and add a lamp to bring some additional light to your hall.
3. Utilise space under your stairs
The cupboard under the stairs doesn’t have to be a dumping ground for all your mess. Why not make use of this space by creating a den like this Instagram delight? The adorable door and window entrance is great for utilising the space under your stairs whilst creating a fun place for your little ones. If you are thinking of recreating their look, then our brick effect wallpaper will add the perfect finishing touch.
4. Create light with mirrors
A mirror added to the wall in your hallway is a great tactic to creating some further light in a foyer. As this area of the home is often short on space it can be prone to darkness.
A mirror placed in the hallway will help to add some light and create the illusion of more space. This beautiful hallway is a perfect example of how a mirror can impact a small space.
5. Add seating for a touch of comfort
If you have the space for some seating, why not add a chair or a bench for a touch of comfort in your hallway? Even a small cushioned dining chair can add luxury in your hallway and create a welcoming space for visitors.
6. Combine carpet with laminate
You may be inclined to think that your stair carpet needs to extend to your hallway flooring too. But think again. A carpet on the stairs teamed with a laminate in the hall can add a more dynamic and more opulent feel in this area of the home.
Make sure your carpet and laminate are in complementing colours for a lavish look.
7. Choose floor rugs for a cosy feel
Instead of a door mat, why not consider adding area rugs to your hallway? A rug will add a more cosy feel as opposed to a doormat which can look harsh and out of place. A runner rug is a good option for a narrow hallway or consider two small rugs if a large area rug is struggling to fit.
8. Try dark wallpaper
If you want a dramatic feel for your hallway, then try some darker shades when it comes to wallpaper. This Navy geometric wallpaper features a hint of gold and provides both a dramatic feel while the gold shimmer adds a touch of light if your hallway is short on space and light.
9. Paint yourbanisters
It can be easy to forget your banisters when updating your hallway, but painting your wooden banisters can help to add a little more style and create a unique look for your stairs.
Choose a complimenting colour that matches your wallpaper and carpet to help pull the space together. Our Shimmer Tree Wallpaper paired with a White Whisper painted banister offers a beautifully welcoming foyer.
10. Keep it minimal
Want to get rid of clutter? Don’t place coat racks or shoe racks near the door. It will become a dumping ground for jackets and shoes. Instead use under the stair cupboards, or storage options out of the way of your hallway. This will help keep the entrance of your home spacious and welcoming.
If you have a small hallway and feel wallpaper will overpower the space, then why not try adding wallpaper to just one wall and paint the other wall in a complimenting shade? This trick is also ideal if you have chosen a dark wallpaper and have a narrow hallway to decorate.
Hopefully this has given you plenty of hallway decorating ideas and inspiration to allow you to create a welcoming space for you and your guests. For more interior design inspiration, take a look through our Instagram where you will find plenty of inspiration for your abode! Or alternatively, keep checking back on our blog for more decorating tips and tricks for your hallway and more.