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.
Accessorise Your Stairs
Why not utilise the steps on your stairs and add some ornaments? This helps to utilise the space on your staircase whilst adding some style to your stairway and hallway too. Hanging something from the bannister could also help accessorise this area too and adds that little something extra to really make your hallway stand out.
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 photos too. Choose a wooden or mirrored table and place at the bottom of your stairs. Accessorise with some matching ornaments and some photos for a homely feel. Adding a lamp will also bring some light to your hall too.
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? This 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 this look, then our brick effect wallpaper will add the perfect finishing touch.
Create Light With Mirrors
A mirror added to the wall in your hallway is a great tactic to creating some extra 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 extra space. This beautiful hallway is a perfect example of how a mirror can impact a small space.
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 a touch of luxury in your hallway and create a welcoming space for visitors.
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.
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.
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 in navy 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.
Paint Your Bannisters
It can be easy to forget your bannister when updating your hallway, but painting your wooden bannisters 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 stunning Camden Trellis wallpaper paired with a grey painted bannister offers a beautifully welcoming foyer.
More Hallway Decorating Ideas from the I Love Wallpaper team…
- 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.
- 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, utilise the space under your stairs or cupboard space in other areas of the home.
- Consider painting your stairs instead of laying down a carpet. This will help to create the illusion of extra space and add a rustic feel to your hallway and stairway.
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 inspo for your abode! Or alternatively, keep checking back on our blog for more decorating tips and tricks for your hallway and more.