How to: create a stylish hallway
The hallway is an important, often undervalued space of any home and can be overlooked when it comes to designing your dream interior. But with Spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to consider redecorating your hall and making those practical yet stylish decisions that you'll be thankful for in seasons to come.
Here are our top tips for creating a welcoming entranceway and revamping one of the most used spaces in your home.
1. Summon nature inside
As the place where the outdoors becomes the indoors, the hallway is a transitional space. Introducing greenery to your hallway can ease this transitional change, and make your interior feel more at one with nature.
Our collection of Green Range planters breathe life into your interior with effortless style. A feat of biophillic design and intended to reflect the synergy between craftsmanship and nature, The Green Range brings the outdoors in. Choose our Merryn Floor Standing Planter to fill empty voids of floor space and support larger indoor plants such as palms and ferns, or opt for our Morvah Ceiling Hanging Planters and Morvah Wall Hanging Planters to trail eye-catching succulents.
2. Create the illusion of space
Although hallways are often narrow spaces, they needn't feel cramped or claustrophobic. A great way to make your space feel bigger is to introduce a mirror or two. This technique also can brighten up your interior by reflecting light around the space.
Whether you're hanging a statement floor-to-ceiling mirror in your hallway or a subtle, more classic piece (such as our iconic Harlyn Mirror, available in a standard or large size) any mirror you choose will create an optical illusion of more space and turn heads. A statement piece in your hallway sets the tone for the rest of your interior, maximising effect.
3. How's it hanging?
Design and decoration aside, it's undeniable that a hallway should always be functional. It is a space that is relatively small but in which many activities take place, such as removing shoes, loading and unloading bags and hanging up jackets and coats. It is important to make use of the space you have.
Our Twill Coat Stand and Coat Loop are practical, stylish storage solutions that will help you reduce clutter in your hallway and become an inviting storage space for outerwear.
4. Think practical
Every hallway needs somewhere to drop your keys, put the post and grab those last minute items. Introducing some form of table, will help ease those everyday stresses by creating a practical drop off and pick up point for daily essentials.
Depending on your space and intended design, your table could take the form of a console - suited to narrow spaces, a coffee table - a statement piece that will be sure to house all of your belongings, or, even a small stool - if you're really tight on space.
Our Crib Console Table makes for a great choice and ticks all the practical boxes. Perfect proportions and clarity of purpose, augmented with an unexpected steam bent twist, the Crib is built with a purpose in mind. A perfect middle point between style and function - the Crib Console Table can elevate any hallway or entrance way.