Weird and wonderful hallways you don’t want to miss

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You don’t need tons of space to make an impact in a hallway, which is a good thing for most of us. Generously sized hallways are a dream for many, a small lobby area or tight run of stairs is all we have to play with, but it’s still the first thing you and your guests see once through the front door, so if you want to make a striking first impression, be brave and devise an imaginative, dare we say, downright weird decorating scheme that really packs a punch.

First of all, have a look at what space you’ve got to play with and make a wishlist of the key things you really need. A small console table for post and keys is a good idea, and you will almost definitely need storage of some kind. If space is tight, this is best kept up high and down low. Invest in some good looking hooks for coats and bags on the walls. Wall-mounted boxes painted in a bright colour or two where you display some treasured accessories will help the space feel less practical and more welcoming. Add some low level baskets and boxes for shoes, dog leads and umbrellas.

A striking print wallpaper is a fast and easy way to warm up a cool clinical hallway or you could go for a vivid paint colour to add life to a workaday floor or use on skirtings and dado rails. If you really want to push the boat out check out some of the ideas here, a fishtank would make an impact for sure.

Image credit: Paul Raeside
Image credit: Paul Raeside

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