The hallway is the first-impression spot of most houses. Welcome in! Homeowners want to keep this space nicely decorated and uncluttered if possible. But we need to keep our outdoor clothing there for different weather conditions, as well as our shoes, shopping bags, scarfs, gloves, umbrellas and the list goes on. Knowing that the hall usually has several doors and a staircase, there is little wall surface to use. On top of that the floor surface is long and narrow.
Although most homeowners give priority to decorating their living rooms first, hallways deserve attention too!
Rather than using open shelving, coat and shoe racks, you may choose more attractive alternatives such as handy cabinets (a door insert with shelves), modular storage with suitable depth options (25 or 44 cm is available), or tall cabinets with separate doors for different sections to avoid large doors opening.
Adding on to the construction of the house is always the best option. So if you have a niche which is at least 65 cm deep, you can create a coat rack with coat hangers and storage space above.
A neutral colour scheme seems most suitable for the entrance as it is connecting rooms such as the living room, a toilet, a staircase and the utility meter cabinet. However such a colour scheme does not have to be boring. A long wall empty wall or all walls can be nicely dressed up with wallpaper. Even if you choose to keep the wood work in a white finish, fabulous wallpapers can be found that lift the look of your hallway and give pleasure every time you pass through. If a pattern is not your thing, consider a uni wallpaper. Any remaining walls can be painted in a matching wall paint, preferably a tone or two darker!
If there is any interior item that benefits from exaggeration, it's your hallway's ceiling light. Splurge on its looks, size and sparkle! And for the long dark hours in wintertime make sure you have a small table lamp somewhere that is permanently switched on. There are more and more wireless models available e.g. the Flowerpot V9 from &tradition (see below).
And finally the front door. The inside of the front door. This is often a forgotten element in the hall. Yet each time you leave the house, you want to leave with a good impression too! So a nice coat of paint or another material applied can make a big impact.
Some colours/materials i n 3 i n t e r i e u r has used on the inside of front doors!
You're welcome to contact i n 3 i n t e r i e u r for the design of your hallway!