5 Beautifully Decorated Hallway Ideas

So how many of you have set a New Years resolution of getting those hallways decorated in 2015? Easier said than done, granted. Going through colours, then finishes, then accessories… it quickly becomes an overwhelming chore that manages to find itself at the bottom of the ‘To-Do’ list.

Here is a little nudge of motivation; Five simply achieved decorating tricks which whilst relatively straightforward are often overlooked. These ideas will add charm and character whilst freeing up space in the everyday home. Colour can affect spaces differently depending on many factors. Generally speaking light colours make a space look bigger; but then there are certain illusions which can be achieved using a combination of light and dark colours. When decorating, we always recommend testing colour by painting it on to a white piece of card and holding it up against the wall you are decorating, at different times of the day. This will give you the impression of how the colour will look on the walls allowing you to make an educated colour choice.


Keep it neutral, minimal and simplistic to brighten up a limited space.


Paint woodwork in a bright white to contrast with colour on the walls.


Add shelving against a hallway wall for a space saving library with an intimate feel.


Add a contrasting feature to bring character to an otherwise unused space.


Use a loud and bright colour to bring indoors the summer season in the winter months. Above Paint: Cooks Blue by Farrow & Ball.



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The Chromologist is a colour whisperer. He understands and knows them better than they know themselves, translating their pleas to be used beautifully for humankind. It's unknown from whence he came. Some say the fraction of space between a prism and a spectrum, others say he toiled in the fabled colour mines of Svalbard for years untold, deep underground, speaking only to the reds and blues, cerises and aquas, bronze and golds...

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