Wallpaper is making a huge comeback and with so many different designs and colours available it is a fabulous choice for creating impact in your hallway. Whether you are looking for something bold and bright to enhance a modern scheme, calm and elegant to complement a period home or a bright retro wallpaper, the choice is endless.
Bear in the mind the size of the hallway you are decorating before you start. Smaller spaces will often be dark, so white, cream and other neutral colours are a great way to enhance the light and make the hallway appear larger, while darker shades will make it feel more enclosed. When it comes to patterned wallpaper it is also worth choosing carefully as large designs will dominate the space and you will lose the beauty of a repeated pattern in a small area.
If you do have the luxury of a larger hallway, there are lots of bold designs that would work well. Stripes and trailing patterns looks gorgeous running the length of a long hallway or working their way up the stairs, extending the space and drawing your eye into the room. Incorporating the staircase into the scheme means you need to consider the pattern repeat and drop of the wallpaper as it ascends, but the large expanse of wall will provide the perfect opportunity to be brave and go for a statement design.
Many period homes, particularly Victorian and Edwardian, may be lucky enough to have retained the dado rail in the hallway, which helps to break up the space. Choosing a bold wallpaper design for above or below the dado rail means you can mix and match colours and patterns on the other half or simply go for a cohesive look.
Give your hallway a regal look with painted wall panels and wallpaper above the dado rail. To avoid the hallway looking fussy keep to one or two colours and team with matching accessories. This cameo-based look is completed with an elegant table lamp and smart console.
Your guests will be blown away on arrival if you choose a fabulous statement wallpaper like this one. Keep accessories and furniture minimal to let the paper take centre stage.
If you have to work from home, but you don’t have the space, why not use your hallway and zone-out an area for a desk with a bold wallpaper?
For a country retreat-style hallway, choose a rustic floral wallpaper in a pastel tone, and stick to vintage country-style accessories and furniture. A four-legged is friend not essential but will always be pleased to you!
We love this idea. Pieces of Orla Kiely wallpaper have been cut to fit the stair risers, pasted on and then varnished to make the paper hardwearing. Here’s how it was done.
Love nature-inspired interiors? Try bringing the outside in with tree-print wallpaper and natural accessories to match.
Brighten up your hallway by pulling out an accent colour in your wallpaper and using it for accessories such as lampshades and rugs.
Team a bright retro wallpaper with simple, modern accessories and box shelving to add definition to the look, and provide some practical storage.
For a country-style hallway, choose a soft floral print and mismatched floral accessories. To keep the look eclectic, paint fixtures and fittings in contrasting muted shades that also bring out the colours in the wallpaper.
Use the dado rail as a feature and wallpaper just the area below the rail. Use a design that complements the main wall colour to creative a cohesive yet eye-catching look.