Decorating ideas for a narrow hallway.
For those of you who live in shall we say a “standard” Semi D, chances are you have a narrow hall with the stairs on one side, the door to the living room on the other and possibly a door to the kitchen straight ahead. Adding interest to a space like this often creates difficulties as there is not a lot of floor space and quite often little or no natural light.
Also as the hall is a high traffic area it must practical and durable.
So how do you turn a boring hall into a welcoming inviting space?
A mirrored wall will reflect light in an otherwise dark space. Image from Houzz.com
A great way to add interest to your hallway and create additional storage at the same time, is to build some narrow shelving to house your cd and dvd collection. Just be aware that your visitors may judge you! That’s a NO for my Westlife collection so 🙂 Image from Houzz.com
Add interest to a blank wall with a picture gallery. A vertical grouping works very well on a narrow wall, hang pictures high and low and mix in accessory pieces to add interest. Image source: Amy’s Casablanca
Repetition works very well in a long narrow space. Repeat light fittings, picture frames, and furniture to draw the eye down the space. Image from Pinterest
Less is more. White painted stairs and a classic grey runner makes this hall appear wider and gives a very elegant feel to this space. Image source: Life.Style Etc
A radiator cover works very well in tight spaces and provides a shelf where space is too restricted for furniture such as a console table. Picture rails are another great space-saving option and allow you to change the arrangement on a whim. Image from Emerald Interior Design
For more ideas on decorating your hall, check out these posts
- Make an Entrance – Big Ideas for a Small Space
- How To Create A Photo Gallery Wall
- Emerald Interior Design – Entrance Hall Pinterest Board