5 easy ways to give hallways the wow factor

Your entrance deserves to be a stylish space in its own right

Often a neglected part of the home, hallways are the perfect space to make a design statement. So much more than just an entranceway, lighting, storage solutions and introducing colour and pattern can transform them into an integral part of your home, while flowing seamlessly into neighbouring rooms.

Here's how to set the tone ...

Creat a focal point

hallway with green designed wall glazed cabinet with potted plant

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In this traditional hallway, a pagoda-style glazed cabinet filled with potted plants makes an eye-catching focal point set against the green maze wallpaper. The prints on the walls keep the botanical theme going too.

Be bold

hallway with grey designed and white wall and designed steps

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Pattern and colour add instant impact to this hallway. The monochrome stripes on the stairs complement the geometric rug while the mint green accents add vibrancy and interest to the hallway.

Make the most of walls

nature scenery painted wall white table white pot and cup

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Walls don't have to be devoid of personality. Whether you want to make a statement or add colour and texture to small hallways with one epic mural, dressing up a wall can add an extra element to spaces. A wall mural can make an arresting feature and botanical designs are perennially desirable. Use your mural as your guide for accent colours elsewhere in the hall to bring the whole scheme together. It should be the focal point, so try not to pick patterns or hues that will fight against it.

Remember the furniture

green wall with white frames and wooden desk

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Brightly coloured walls provide a striking foil for decorative framed wallpaper. The parquet flooring and upholstered chairs soften the whole look while the slim wooden console table provides the perfect place to display blooms and objects to pull the whole scheme together - and keep the space free from clutter.

Light up

hallway with white horizontal striped wall and chandelier

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A large glamorous chandelier makes a bold statement. The white wash tongue and groove walls and stairs add texture to the all-white hallway, while the tall storage unit keeps the space sleek and tidy.