Traditional white hallway with modern artworks
Cox & Cox
Cox & Cox
Make the most of the unused space under the stairs by incorporating everything from storage to quirky accessories. Go for a low-level console or sideboard, which will have plenty of room above to display pretty collections and curiosities. A chair in the hall is the ideal place to perch when putting on your shoes.
Group a selection of mismatched mirrors together for the ultimate way to reflect light around your home. Stairwells are often dark, but this one really benefits from having a window to brighten it up. The trees also create a lovely background and add colour to the white space. However, whether or not you have a window, a dramatic-looking chandelier will look fabulous at any time of day – and particularly magical at night.
Alexander & Pearl
Instil a touch of spring in your entrance hall. Gifts wrapped in pretty paper with playful bunny ears make an enchanting display in the hall, while rabit-patterned wallpaper is a whimsical touch all year round. Two identical table lamps with matching lampshades give this scheme a symmetrical aesthetic.
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York Wallcoverings at Tektura Wallcoverings
A striking wreath and spring flowers offer a seasonal welcome. This light and bright hallway features a lovely blend of texture and accessories that combine in cool blue and and fresh green shades for a spring look. The natural tones and textures of this twig wreath fit effortlessly with the woodland-based theme.
Graceful Green at Dulux
Hattie Fox at That Flower Shop
Make a feature of one wall in a hallway with a statement paper or strong colour to lend interest to the space. This pretty tree design is carefully chosen to match the shades used elsewhere in the room. Mirrors are essential in a hallway as they help to visually enhance the space and increase light levels. If you can, squeeze in some storage as it will always be useful.
Create a stopping point in a hallway with an antique table and chair. A demi-lune table with tapering legs and an upholstered carver chair make an elegant combination. Bring in a modern print to contrast with more traditional pieces such as ginger jars and table lamps.
Bring a hallway to life with a dado rail and wooden floor. In this space the dado allows a bold patterned paper to be used without it overwhelming the space. The lower walls are kept light, white and bright. The stairs make their mark with black treads and hand rail, while the risers are kept white to match the walls. Fit a smart runner to add a touch of comfort while keeping noise levels down.
Introduce a few simple accessories to make a hallway festive. Here oversized candlesticks, decorations, fairylights and a basket of presents are all that’s needed to turn a plain white space Christmassy. Stripped and whitewashed floorboards, a cream stair carpet and a smart radiator cover are all stylish choices that help open up this compact space.
Similar wooden stars
Not on the High Street
An all-white hallway can provide the perfect setting for Christmas decorations. White furniture and accessories look naturally wintery and factor in a statement pendant light in a snowflake-like design and a fairy light-wrapped banister hand rail and it’s practically Narnia. A pretty wreath and wooden reindeer are the perfect finishing touches in this elegant hallway.
Make the most of a narrow hallway with well-placed furniture and storage. Large, expansive windows bring lots of light into this compact space. A smart, narrow radiator cover, umbrella stand and a bank of cupboards keep everything neat and tidy, while a rich oak flooring helps to keep the space grounded.
Create a classic Christmas scheme with soothing shades and evergreen displays. A soft gold palette and weathered wood furniture sets a warming tone in this elegant period hallway. Antique-effect tea lights and candlesticks, hanging glass stars and rattan decoration create timeless festive appeal. Rich colour and fragrance is added with trio of mini trees framed by lavish mistletoe toe and eucalyptus garlands.
This beautiful white hallway makes an impressive first impression with a beautiful stair runner. A neat and simple stripe design is ideal for giving formal elegance to a hallway staircase. Keep the rest of the space minimal, with just a few well-placed accessories and furniture for decorative detail.
Similar stair runner
The slim width of this hallway has been maximised by its simple, sleek monochrome scheme. Stripped floorboards have been painted black and softened by a botanical leaf-motif runner. The traditional white painted staircase has been brought to life with a run of velvety black carpet, while a silver gilt mirror and wall-mounted stag head add touches of glamour.
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Graham & Green
A slim storage unit keeps shoes hidden away and fits neatly behind the door in this smart hallway, while coat hooks are tucked away behind the staircase. Country green paint and wallpaper create a welcoming feel in the open-plan space.
Disguise an unsightly radiator and gain a useful display area with a stylish cover. The clean lines and grey tones are easy to live with and complement almost any colour. Smart vases, a statement lamp and a vintage-inspired phone make this hallway more than a walk-through space.
Laminate flooring not only gives this hallway a sophisticated style, it’s hardwearing too. Storing shoes is the bane of many households. A storage unit by the door takes away any of the hassle, while keeping unsightly shoes hidden. Learn how to layer greys for a calming effect in a classic scheme.
Cox & Cox
This beautiful white hallway makes an impressive first impression. The fresh white period door is framed with large glass panels to let light flood through to the stunning decorative floor. Tiled to perfection with a typical Georgian repeat patten, the geometric design adds colour and definition to the timeless entrance. A simple yet elegant side cupboard keeps the space clutter free and picks out the floor’s rich tones.
Similar floor tiles
Celebrate the beauty of natural wood in a classic hallway fitted with wood flooring and a painted staircase. The hallway decor has been painted in smart navy and white for a French-Caribbean colonial theme. The wall running alongside the stairs is an ideal place to hang photographs. It makes the space feel warm and inviting and encourages you to pause and admire the images on your way up.
This hallway has a fabulous tropical theme. Funky bird ornaments in bright shades go perfectly with the colour scheme. Create an instant garden room without the fuss with this lovely leafy wallpaper. The turquoise palm print frames a rich teak side table that oozes retro character. The bright yellow lamp shade and parasol provide an uplifting, sunny contrast.