Create A Welcoming Hallway

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Create a welcoming and stylish hallway for that good first impression to set the tone for the rest of your home…

Create A Welcoming Hallway

Grosvenor Wilton Adams runner in Jet from the Geometric collection.

Console table

Whether your hallway is grand or compact the one item you should invest in is a console table to inject some of your personality into the space. On the table display your favourite pieces – a collection of photographs, books, a beautiful piece of porcelain or a bowl of flowers or a vase of greenery – or all of these! A table lamp will provide ambient light and therefore a nice welcome.

 

A welcoming hallway colour

The wall colour you choose will say a lot about you and your home. Consider wall panelling painted an off white to complement richer colour on the remaining walls. Or paint a small wall in a dark grey or an injection of colour.

Create A Welcoming Hallway

Little Greene Brook Street wallpaper in Etruscan

The hallway floor

There are two things to consider when choosing flooring. Firstly the practical one; as you enter your home the first metre collects the majority of the dirt from your shoe. At the very least ensure you have a good quality doormat. And secondly, hallway flooring creates a great visual opportunity. Terracotta flooring is back on trend – a classic style, hard wearing, practical and beautiful too. A rug is also a good idea as it will collect any remaining dirt from your shoes, as well as provide colour and texture to define the space.

 

A place to sit

If you have the room a bench or small sofa will define the space as a room rather than just somewhere to pass through. Together with a rug, table and lamp, you will turn this area into a really nice place to be.

 

Hallway storage

There is nothing worse than entering a home to be greeted by a pile of footwear that you have to step over. If you have the space then consider a built-in cupboard, particularly if you don’t have a separate large laundry/mudroom. At the very least, have a large basket to throw your shoes into.

How to creat a welcoming hallway

Country hallway from Amara

Hallway Lighting

A beautiful pendant will provide a focal point and a table lamp will offer soft ambient light. Wall lights are back in fashion and hallways and staircases are a great place to install these. Remember that good lighting is really key to having a welcoming hallway.

 

The finishing touches

Nothing else says more about you than your choice of art and a favourite piece, or several pieces, in the hallway will bring you joy and will also tell your visitors so much about you. Alternatively, a collection of family photos is a great way to decorate this area. A mirror is an excellent idea to touch up make-up and arrange hair to ensure you leave the house each day looking great!

 

 

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