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.

  • Traditional hallway with parquet flooring, stair runner and statement pendant light

    This large hallway with double-height ceilings has been restored back to its former Victorian glory, with parquet flooring, bold cornicing and traditional bannister. White painted stairs pick up the white accents of the ceiling, coving and door frames and contrast beautifully against the sage green walls. A stair runner is another sophisticated touch, while a contemporary take on a Gothic pendant lampshade adds a bold statement.

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    Similar pendant light, £123, Switch Lighting

  • White hallway with decorative wall clock display

    Think about what you will see as you enter your home. This wall is visible as soon as you walk through the door, so the owners have made a unique wall clock display, complete with trendy lettering, to welcome them home every day.

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    Buy now: similar clocks, Newgate Clocks

  • Traditional hallway with green door and parquet flooring

    Paint a door in a sage green colour if you want a traditional hallway scheme with a bit of colour. This soft shade is a great complement to the period features of the door and also the parquet flooring.

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    Buy now: similar paint, Little Greene
    Buy now: similar flooring, The Solid Wood Floor Company

  • Blue entrance hall with tartan stair runner

    Create a warm welcome with your favourite colour. The owner of this house loves blue and the entrance hall sets the theme for the rest of the home. Carefully chosen to fit in with both the flooring and walls, the stair runner offers a hit of pattern and a comforting feel underfoot.

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    Buy now: polished plaster walls, Sexi Wall Design (07704 667345)

  • Green entrance hall with Gothic arched door

    Think of your hallway as another living space. Consider your colour scheme carefully – the green paint here makes it feel like another room in the home, while white acts as a highlighter to the beautiful period details, such as the Gothic doorway. Tiles that reach into the next room help to connect the hallway to the rest of the home.

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    Buy now: Tea Green emulsion, £41.50 for 2.5ltr, Edward Bulmer

  • Grey hallway with old pub sofa

    Furnish your hallway with individual pieces to create a truly unique scheme. Grey walls provide a striking backdrop to the old leather pub seat and antler heads. A vegetable crate has been put to good use for storing wellies, which keeps the floor mud-free.

    Similar crate
    The Basket Company
    Similar antler heads

  • Dark green hallway with Marmorino wall plaster

    Wall coverings are a great way to give any space a distinct identity. Here, Marmorino plaster in a dark green colour and a velvety looking finish creates a moody atmosphere, accentuating the white woodwork on the staircase and doors.

    Similar side table
    Swoon Editions

  • Traditional hallway with red walls

    Give your hallway a traditional but striking look with red paint. Reminiscent of the grand homes of decades gone by, a red hallway has classic appeal that will endure. A tartan curtain creates a cosy shelter from drafts while adding another dimension to the space.

    Similar wall paint
    Little Greene
    Similar curtain fabric
    The Millshop Online

  • White hall with grey stair runner

    Go for a classic look in your hallway with neutral walls and a dark stair runner. Stair runners have a dual role, providing visual impact, while also deadening footsteps. A wallpaper at the top of the stairs marks the start of a new scheme on the next level.

    Similar stair runner
    Roger Oates
    Fornasetti at Amara

  • 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

  • Arched hallway with flag-stone floor

    This sleek space links the sitting room to the kitchen with the utility room and snug at the opposite end of the house. To break up its length, arches were built and each section is further delineated by lamps, which the owner had kept in storage for years until she found the perfect spot for them.

    Similar pendant lights
    Harvest Moon interiors

  • Christmas hallway with colourful chest of drawers

    Add contemporary colour to your hallway with a stylish upcycled piece. This modern take on the rococo bombe commode is topped with a pair of chequered pots for a lovely Christmas focal point. Sparkling glassware and fresh flowers complete the festive display.

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  • Traditional hallway with Christmas tree and garland

    A classic Indienne print table cover edged with a wide, striped border acts as a lively foil for the plain walls and floor of this entrance hallway. Wall lights with storm shades flank the door, which is dressed with a beautiful Christmas garland above.

    Tablecloth fabric
    Uhura by Linwood

    Wall lights

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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  • 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.

    Zoffany at Amara

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