Hallway decorating ideas – 3 smart updates

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  • Make an eye-catching first impression

    Create a focal point with lighting

    A low-hung chandelier positioned over a central pedestal table will provide an eye-catching focal point by day and inviting ambience by night. A textured rug, sculptural accessories and thoughtfully chosen artwork all add polish to this sophisticated look.

    HOW TO MAKE IT WORK
    • When using wallpaper with a large-scale pattern, it’s a good idea to keep the colour palette subtle, allowing the shapes of the furniture and accessories to provide extra interest.
    • A door curtain adds drama to the look and is interlined to help keep the large, uncarpeted space warm. It also acts as a sound buffer to noise from outside.
    • Co-ordinate the woodwork with the colour or finish of elements in your scheme. Here, the dark table and ceramic pieces match the handrail, while the paintwork links with the pale background of the wallpaper.
    • Keep the space clutter-free, adding striking flower arrangements as a focus.

    TO GET THE LOOK TRY:

    Mufti

    James Hare

    Designers Guild

    Porta Romana

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