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 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.

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    Cox & Cox

  • Victorian hallway packed with modern storage

    A calm, welcoming vibe emanates from this hallway. The fact that it’s packed with smart, built-in storage – such as the bench seat and recessed shoe rack – means it’s clutter-free, while an airy vibe is created by a huge arcing mirror that reflects light from the stained-glass window beside it.

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  • Elegant hall with celadon green dresser

    Add elegance to your hallway with a beautiful display cabinet. This beautiful piece in celadon green is used to display china, books and accessories. A painting above a rich wood chair completes this classic scheme.

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    Out There Interiors

  • Traditional entrance hall with flagstone flooring

    Accentuate the architectural features in your hallway with beautiful lighting. In this hall an iron pendant light is positioned central to the entrance and wall lights flank the doors. A sky blue geometric rug adds a modern touch to the original flagstone flooring.

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    Cox & Cox

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  • 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

    Ylang by Jim Thompson at Fox Linton

  • Dusty lavender hallway with glass vases and console table

    Bring a smart feel whimsical lavender with putty-toned artwork, steely detailing and a few vases in cool greeny-blues. Use crisp ivory for a smart touch, then add sea-toned accents to break up the field of lavender – think indigo, teal and Prussian blue for subtle sophistication.

    Console table
    Atkin and Thyme

    John Lewis


  • Light, airy hallway, with glass-topped front door

    Encourage more light into your home a with stained-glass window as the
    top panel in the front door. White walls and stairways, with a light
    rugs and neutral flooring will help give the added illusion of extra
    space. A functional period chair doubles as a decorative touch and
    useful storage option.

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  • Classic hallway with grey damask wallpaper and painted clock

    A soft grey damask wallpaper and a painted clock create a soothing scheme in the hall, while the stone floor brings a rustic feel to the farmhouse space. The elegant white shape of this grandfather clock silhouetted against the wall adds character and personality.

    Laura Ashley

    The Swedish Chair

  • White hallway with floral wallpaper stair risers

    Give your hallway personality by decorating the risers on a plain staircase. Plain white can seem clinical and lacking in character so this mixture of floral prints gives it a soft feminine personality. Using a mixture of prints will make it all the more eye-catching and completely unique.

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    Graham & Brown

  • Traditional hallway with slimline storage and table lamp

    Placing a slimline étagère in an unused area allows the display of much-loved tableware and quirky curios without taking up too much space. Keep your feet warm with a sisal rug – ideal for classic country schemes.

    India Jane

    Table lamp
    Out There Interiors

  • Classic hallway with wooden plate rack and hessian wallcovering

    Against the textural look of a hessian wallcovering, an understated wooden plate rack is ideal for showing off the whimsical beauty of cabbage ware. Adding subtle hand-thrown ceramics to the display prevents the effect from becoming overwhelming.

    Plate rack
    Rowen & Wren

    Side table

    Josephine Ryan Antiques

  • Traditional hallway with Edwardian decorative tiles

    A fresh light palette lets stunning Edwardian tiles create a stand-out entrance in this traditional hallway. Reflecting the property’s heritage the geometric star pattern is punctuated by a grey blue, terracotta and cream palette and left totally clear of furniture except for a single antique bistro table with a structural display of tree blossom.


    London Mosaic

  • Smart green hallway with tiled floor and wood panelling

    Colour can add a truly welcome feel to a hallway. In this entrance hall it tempers the harshness of the white on walls and panelling and tones effortlessly with the neutral floor tiles. Basket-drawer storage is a great solution for a hallway – especially when tucked neatly under the stairs.

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    Bedroom Furniture Direct

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  • Light and airy hallway with arch detailing

    Painted furniture gives an aged charm to an all-white space. Choose similar tones of the same colour – in this case, white – to ensure that otherwise mismatched hallway furniture retains a cohesive feel. Drop in the odd coloured accent here and there to keep the space welcoming and fresh.

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    The French Bedroom Company

    Similar dresserLaura Ashley

  • Blue-and-white hallway with side table and indigo lampshade

    Introduce a blue-and-white palette into your hallway. This enduring colour combination takes on a fresh, modern feel with indigo textiles, shibori patterns and denim tones. Natural foliage invites a touch of fresh accent colour into the scheme.

    Pedestal table
    Scumble Goosie

    William Yeoward

  • Fun hallway with under-the-stairs table and chairs

    Even the tiniest of hallways can incorporate a perch for pulling shoes on and off. This compact under the stairs space is home to a plush red velvet tub chair and traditional card table, both perfectly positioned so as not to take up space in the main traffic area of the hall. Storage manages to be pretty as well as practical with handbags turned into features. Hits of lime green unite the table lamp and scatter cushions.

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    Oliver Bonas

  • Traditional hallway with classic furniture and patterned rugs

    Decorate with ethnic-inspired pieces to infuse a classic scheme with colour and pattern. Here a pair of antique Persian rugs adds an interesting contrast to the pale, subdued palette in this traditional entrance hall. A marble-topped console table is home to a couple of pretty ceramic dishes and matching table lamps with lime green shades. Finally, nothing says regal and opulent quite like a gilt mirror – ideal for a spot of preening before you step out the door.

    Console table
    Stephanie Dunning Interior Design

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    Farnham Antique Carpets

  • Grand hallway with period features and patterned rug

    Set the tone in a spacious, grand hallway with traditional period features. Embrace the large proportions of an entrance hall by helping to accentuate light and space by painting the walls in a pale grey shade. A patterned rug adds subtle vibrancy and colour, while the artwork hung on the walls is a focal point. The rest of the furniture has been kept minimal and understated so as not to distract from the obvious stars of the show.

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    The French Bedroom Company

  • Grand entrance hall with wooden floor and peg rail

    This grand hallway makes the most of space with a handy peg railing and cabinet. This antique unit is great for storing bits and pieces and fits in with the traditional aesthetic. A true classic, oak is still a firm favourite because of its versatility
    and soft natural colouring. The look is kept light and airy with a pale grey on the walls.

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    The Old Cinema

  • Vintage-inspired hallway with antique ottoman and umbrella stand

    An antique ottoman and an old vase used as an umbrella stand add vintage style to this entrance hall. Herringbone parquet is one of the biggest trends for wood flooring. This flooring has a lovely feel – a touch of vintage meets luxe. Combine mismatched pices to add colour and interest.

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