When walking up your hallway does it take you to heaven? Are you going ‘Wow, this is interesting’ or do you just pass on through and not stop because it is somewhat lacking? Well then! Stamp your mark here in the hallway, and give it some of your personality. Start by getting rid of the detritus that everyone dumps there when they come in the door. You know that is always the starting point of any project don’t you? Add a basket for those track shoes, and an umbrella stand. Wall hooks?
Then begin adding those layers we have talked about before- hang the art or a rogues gallery, add a runner, or rug, paint it an awesome colour, add mirrors, and maybe even a feature wall with wallpaper. The more carefully chosen layers you add the more captivating a space will become.
(See previous blogs: https://roomserviceinteriors.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/less-is-a-bore-let-the-room-evolve/ )
In your hallway, push the boundaries colour wise and take it from being the dullest to grandest room in the house. Make sure though that it links back to a colour that you have used elsewhere so you keep the flow and continuity going through the house. If you have a long, long, long hallway a good colour trick is to paint the end wall in a dark/bright colour as it will seemingly shorten the length of the hallway. (This is because dark/bright colours will come towards you.) Using colour is particularly effective if the place is dark with no natural light. On a job we are working on my client added dark wallpaper up the stairwell in her house and it looks awesome. It has taken the space to a whole new level, picks up the lead light windows too and at night the gold just shimmers. (I give her all credit for this as she had bought it before I came on board!) We are looking forward to the vintage chandelier going in on Thursday, which is my next point:- Add an out of the ordinary light fitting too.
Next you can add a skinny console, or cabinet. Place flowers, or maybe even a lamp there, candles, add some art work &/or mirror like in the picture below and you’ll have done a great job!
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