Traditional hallway pictures

Traditional hallways can be practical and beautiful spaces. Choose your perfect traditional hallway scheme from our pick of the best designs. If the traditional look isn’t for you, take a look at our modern hallway ideas and country hallway pictures for more inspiration – there are hallway styles for all spaces.

Dramatic white hallway with Christmas decorations

Dramatic white hallway with Christmas decorations

Add a little dramatic interest with unusual pieces such as this hallway table. The owner describes it as ‘looking Gothic and slightly mad’ and we have to agree it adds a touch of Tim Burton to the otherwise classic home. It’s perfect to display a little Christmas cheer too – we love the cute red Christmas house and wee Santa figure.

Christmas Advent Calendar
Leekes

Traditional Christmas hallway with wall clock

Traditional Christmas hallway with wall clock

Illuminate the hallway to create a warm and welcoming look for guests at Christmas time. Here a traditional garland and twinkling fairy lights have been woven around the staircase, while candlesticks and tealights add a soft glow in the nook beneath the stairs. An eyecatching wall clock is perfect for this space, alongside an occasional table with fresh flowers and gifts ready for guests.


Similar wall clock

Cox and Cox

Traditional grey hallway with Christmas garland

Traditional grey hallway with Christmas garland

Give a traditional hallway with period features a contemporary touch. Here walls have been painted in a modern grey shade, with a fresh white staircase that highlights the beautiful Edwardian tiled floor. Opt for a simple herringbone weave stair carpet for comfort underfoot. The faux ivy, eucalyptus and pine garland looks beautiful with baubles woven through.

Similar garland
Balsam Mill

Festive hallway with smart sofa and sculpture

Festive hallway with smart sofa and sculpture

If you have the space, putting up a Christmas tree in the hallway adds an extra special welcome for guests and visitors. This smart space features a lovely sofa, dressed with festive red velvet cushions, and a warming rug. A modern sculpture and wirework chandelier bring a contemporary feel. Having a sofa in a hallway creates a useful extra socialising space if you have a houseful over Christmas.

Similar sofa
The French Bedroom Company

Contemporary rustic hallway Christmas tree

Contemporary rustic hallway Christmas tree

Welcome guests in style with a small tree for the hallway placed in an attractively aged zinc pot with copper handles. Dress the tree with just a few ceramic decorations – pale grey contrasts beautifully with dark green pine needles – while a few white tree lights are essential for a touch of twinkle. Place the tree on a rustic bench to add height and surround it with presents wrapped in interesting fabrics – an eco-friendly, re-usable way to give.

Similar decorations
Cox & Cox

Similar bench
French Connection

Traditional hallway with black front door and floral wreath

Traditional hallway with black front door and floral wreath

Transform a plain front door with a sumptuous super-sized wreath. A vibrant and festive arrangement of large pink roses and eucalyptus jumps out of the jet black door to set a fabulous scene for arriving guests. Once inside, a large ornate mirror and gold lattice radiator cover continue the extravagance in traditional Georgian style. A slight shimmer on the neutral wallpaper adds a gentle modern twist to the elegant look.

Similar wreath
Not On The High Street

Country-house hallway with welcoming Christmas tree

Country-house hallway with welcoming Christmas tree

Create the warmest of welcomes with a tree. This traditional country-house hallway with its oak parquet floor and exposed beams makes the perfect spot for an extra Christmas tree. If you have the space, it’s great to place the tree on a rug for added impact. This one also has the benefit of a large window to give those decorations added shimmer and sparkle.

Similar radiator cabinet
Jali

Sage green damask hallway with parquet flooring and festive bannister

Sage green damask hallway with parquet flooring and festive bannister

Create a handsome traditional hallway with silvered sage green damask wallpaper. The cool grey green colour is the perfect compliment to a warm wooden parquet floor and the wonderful cornicing, alcoves and stair rods give the scheme an authentic touch. Layer up the luxe textures with leather and brass in the chest of drawers and burnished rose gold accents. At Christmas time, adorn original features with fragrant eucalyptus as a modern spin on holly and ivy.

Wallpaper
Zoffany at Amara

Traditional entrance with gothic-inspired door and marble floor

Traditional entrance with gothic-inspired door and marble floor

Enhance fabulous Gothic architecture with richly patterned marble and elegant wood doors that have been painted in grey. The darker the shade of grey, the more moody and dramatic – perfect for period features. Create a sense of symmetry by arranging two neatly trimmed Bay Laurel trees on either side of the doors. A festive wreath completes the traditional look.

Similar planters
Cox & Cox

Opulent hallway with black console table

Opulent hallway with black console table

Create a hallway scheme inspired by the orient with a careful mix of patterned wallpaper, accessories and furnishings. The opulence of pieces such as the table lamp and mirror is tempered by the simplicity of ivory upholstery and a rustic basket.

Console table
Ecco Trading

Table lamp
Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam

Wallcovering
Ylang by Jim Thompson at Fox Linton

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