Hallways are landings can pose a practical problem for those looking to decorate their home. There are often small, cramped and oddly shaped spaces that cannot handle too much accessorising and probably do not offer much storage or room for items of furniture. But if you are house proud and what to make every corner of your home look good, here is some advice on how you can make the most of your hallways.
Advice for decorating hallways and landings – Use the walls
In small spaces like hallways, the best way to decorate is to make use of the walls and hang your décor items. This means you can extend your décor throughout the entire house and even utilise the stairs by hanging photos or prints. For a sleek photo display, you can order an aluminium print or even get your chosen picture printed on wood for a shabby chic look. If you want to look more cultured and sophisticated, then find yourself some stylish prints or artwork to fill those empty wall spaces. A popular choice for your entranceway is to hang a beautiful mirror – this helps open up the space and reflect the light to make it brighter and more welcoming. Mirrors also have a practical purpose because it means you can check yourself over before you leave the house and top up your lipstick as you are getting ready to go out or examine the state of your hair when you home during a particularly windy day.
Use stairs and banisters
As well as decorating the wall that goes up the stairs you can also make use of the stairs themselves! A simple décor item like fairy lights wrapped around the railing can create a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. Twinkly lights are not just for the holidays! But if you like to switch up your décor based on the season you can swap the lights for a springtime floral chain or an autumnal string of orange and red leaves. If your style is more modern then check out these LED lights that you can install along your stairs.
Advice for decorating hallways and landings – Use the ceilings
When decorating you probably do not consider using the ceilings, but this is a great way to display your style. Light fittings are an underestimated interior design item, and they can completely transform a space. The high ceiling that you get over the staircase is the perfect place to hang an extravagant light fitting that would not fit elsewhere. A low-hanging light can help spread the light further and illuminate those dark corners.
I recommend plants for any and every room in the house. Greenery has the power to breathe life into even the dingiest rooms and help by adding a splash of colour. A cheese plant, with its large bright leaves, brings nature indoors whilst still looking modern and stylish or you can go down the more traditional route and display bouquets of colourful flowers like sunflowers. If you have the space you can bring in huge potted plants but even the smallest hallways can accommodate a little cactus or succulent.