Helpful Hints for Designing Your Hallway
The hallway is often, or neglected, part of the home. But with a little attention you can avoid your guests being welcomed to your home just to then run a gauntlet of shoes, coat racks and umbrellas. In the hallway, a little organization can go a long way.
As far as furnishings and ambience are concerned, it is only a functional passage into the other rooms. What many forget is that the hallway is the first room your friends and guests enter when they are visiting.
Think of it as your reception area, because first impressions count, and often guests can draw a lot of conclusions about your home, and character, from this first glimpse of your house. Unfortunately a narrow corridor with many doors does not leave a lot of room in the homespace, quite in contrast to a spacious corridor. But there are a few tricks that will allow you to create a warm welcome for your guests in a dimly light house.
Narrow corridors beautiful design:
- Keep the walls bright and put up mirrors, this gives depth to the corridor. You can still enhance the effect by using the same color for ceiling, walls, doors and furniture. You can enchant color, style and comfort with flooring, carpets, pictures and decoration.
- Do not use eye-catching or large patterns on wallpaper or carpets; they can be a real downer in a narrow passage.
- Light your hallway well. A dimmable spotlight system, which runs across the whole length of the ceiling and can illuminate individual points such as the coat racks/hooks or a picture on the wall, is optimal. With indirect lighting and individual filament lamps, you can set additional, powerful light scenes.
- Open or hanging coats, shoes, caps and umbrellas can make a hallway homelike, but also optically reduce it - the right mix is key! Open coat trees or hooks are usually more space-saving than closed cabinets systems. If you have your coats hanging open in the hallway, it is usually recommended to make shoes and scarves invisible.
- Stow your shoes in shoe cabinets. They are so narrow that they fit into almost every hallway and come in all kinds of ranges, from practical and simple, to a design piece.
- The same applies to scarves and hats. One piece may even be quite good as a decorative action object, but clutter creates optical chaos. Stow your accessories on hangers or narrow chests of drawers - they are available for narrow corridors in space-saving versions.
Optimally set up spacious corridors:
Large corridors are nice to look at, but often also an annoyance, since they take away square meters from the other rooms. Also because of the many doors, it cannot always be used optimally.
- We recommend a well thought-out system consisting of cupboards and shelves, which will give you plenty of room for coats, dresses, shoes and accessories.
- Another option: separate the room visually through a screen and create a cozy reception area with corner seating.
- A large, eye-catching decorative piece is also good - especially in places that are unfavorable for cabinets and shelves. In terms of colors, shapes and patterns for decoration, you have a free choice in a spacious corridor. Whatever your style may be, take a look!