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5 Ways To Create A Stylish Hallway

Written by Vincent and Barn

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Posted on 21 December 2018

You know what they say, the first impression is often a lasting one, so today we wanted to talk about creating a stylish hallway and the five essentials you need to give this, often overlooked, space the wow factor.

5 Ways to Create a Stylish Hallway

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Whether it’s a space to greet you when you return from work, or somewhere for you and the family to prepare for the day ahead in the morning, the hallway has a number of functions which means the design of it can be a difficult one to navigate.

Follow our five steps to creating a room to be proud of, starting with…

Storage

What with shoes, coats, umbrellas, P.E kits, football boots, and everything else we dump next to the front door, storage is the number one must-have. Combined storage, such as a shoe rack that doubles as a console table to store keys etc, is a great idea for smaller spaces, while wall storage is perfect for those looking to maximise floor space. Our Industrial Pigeon Holes, for example, offer a stylish alternative to letting mail pile up on the kitchen side. The Industrial Hall Stand, meanwhile, marries form and function – doubling up as shoe storage, a place to hang coats, and a handy perch all in one. Made from metal and solid wood, this is certainly an investment piece built to last years.

Image credit: vincentandbarn.co.uk

Tough Flooring

The constant flow of footfall through your hallway means your flooring choices have to be robust and durable. Whether you chose hardwood floors, or a tough carpet such as jute or seagrass, be sure to add a welcome mat for people to wipe their shoes clean. You could also consider a runner through the hallway to protect wooden floors and add colour and print.

We love the reclaimed and rustic look, take a look at heritagereclamation.co.uk for reclaimed flooring. Is it possible to have an obsession with rugs and runners? I think we have one! We have our eye on this runner from frenchconnection.com

Reclaimed Floor | Heritage ReclamationPoppy Field Runner | French Connection

Image credit left: heritagereclamation.co.uk

Image credit right: frenchconnection.com

Statement Lighting

The hallway is the one room you can take risks with. A large statement light creates the perfect wow factor when people open the door, whether that’s a grand art deco inspired light or a single black caged pendant lamp. If you have a long narrow hallway, consider adding lights the length of the space to create a bright, warm welcome, or add industrial style sconces along the wall.

Eclectic style is our thing at the moment at home, mixing art deco with industrial warehouse or boho with mid century. We have this pendant on a wish list for our own hallway.

Hudson Chanderlier | Bespoke Lights

Image credit: bespokelights.co.uk

Mirror

Maybe not a must-have for some but having a well-placed mirror by the door allows for those last-minute checks before you head out of the house. Round mirrors soften the lines of a room, while a large square mirror gives the illusion of space to a less than palatial entrance. Create a zone within the hallway with a mirror over a console table or shoe storage, and organise keys, gloves and hats.

Check out this great hallway mirror from exclusivemirrors.co.uk

Georgina Mirror | Exclusive Mirrors

image credit: exclusivemirrros.co.uk

Artwork

Wall art can really add personality to the space, so why not design a gallery wall or choose some large framed prints that showcase your personal style and give a flavour to what guests can expect through the rest of the home. Wall art doesn’t always have to be prints and paintings – you could consider framing dried flowers, old vintage film posters, magazine covers, illustrations, children’s drawings, and so much more.

Our choice would always be vintage movie posters, it's the nostalgic feeling they create. Check out this great etys store, Potapota, the vintage look without the price tag!

Jaws Film Poster | Potapota

Image credit: Potapota

There you have the five interior must-haves for a stylish hallway which reflects your personality, make a great first impression, and keeps the house tidy and in order. Have you added a splash of style to your front door or is it a neglected space that still needs a little TLC?

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