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.

  • Hallway with papered stair risers and peg shelf storage

    Be creative in a small hallway. A neutral backdrop lightens up what tends to be a dark area of the house and is easy to patch up after knocks and scuffs. Here, the tight turn at the foot of the stairs has been fitted with a peg shelf at door height for storing coats and bags, while a peg rail below has the visual function of a dado rail but also doubles as a further storage option. Paper stair rises for an easy way to introduce colour and pattern – just apply a hardwearing transparent varnish for durability.

    Similar peg shelf
    The Dormy House

  • Sophisticated hallway

    Adding hooks and shelving has helped turn a potentially unused space into this practical and stylish hallway storage solution. The use of neutral paint keeps the space feeling airy and open and the floating shelves remove the need for unsightly brackets. The baskets are a great option for stowing away little bits and pieces and keep the area clean and tidy.

    Similar shelvesIkea

    Similar paint

  • Vintage hallway

    This vintage-style hallway keeps it simple by featuring minimal furniture and white walls. The stool step is a great example of how to turn plain furniture into a talking point through upcycling. The rustic black painted sideboard continues the vintage theme – it’s worn but elegant, thanks to its quality. Newer doorknobs have been added to bring it into the modern day while retaining that pre-loved look.

    Similar sideboardArgos

    Similar step stool


  • White hallway with chest of drawers

    In this traditional hallway an off-white was used below the dado rail for a slight contrast to the stark white above. A rich wood chest of drawers adds storage to the scheme and provides more subtle contrast, this time with the natural wood of the bannister. Hang a bright bag on the bannister to add a pop of colour.

    Chest of drawers


    Similar yellow satchel
    The Cambridge Satchel Company

  • White hallway with traditional furniture

    Traditional furniture and a pared-down colour scheme of off-white and warm wood tones give this hallway an understated elegance. The unusually short bannister acts a centrepiece to the scheme – its carved lines are so sculptural that it looks almost like a giant chess piece. Hanging a mirror is a good way to increase the sense of space in a narrow hallway.

    Similar flooring

    The Natural Wood Flooring Co

  • Muted hallway with woollen pouffe

    A large grey beanbag and a neutral woollen pouffe add texture to this traditional hallway. Even more texture is added in the heavy weave of the rug and the narrow pleating of the window blind. If you’re using grey paint in a neutral scheme, make sure you choose a warm shade to prevent the look from becoming too cool. Dove Tail by Farrow & Ball is a good option.

    Wall paint
    Farrow & Ball


    Cream pouffe

  • Traditional hallway with checked wallpaper

    A stylish circular mirror and checked wallpaper create a traditional look in this hallway. Oriental bowls and a striking pendant lamp pick up on the gold tones in the mirror and hint at a more contemporary style. The console table expertly blends classic and contemporary design, with its rustic natural wood grain stained almost black.


    Mulberry Home

    Mirror and table lamp
    CTO Lighting

    Console table
    Julian Chichester

  • White hallway with blue table lamp

    White and blue always make for a smart combination and are softened by the addition of silvers and greys. Branches hung with coloured eggs are a quick and stylish way to add seasonal interest to a hallway vase. A glass cloche filled with painted pinecones and Easter eggs builds on the springtime theme.

    Guinevere Antiques

    Pentreath & Hall

    William Yeoward

  • Hallway with pretty motif fabrics

    Quirky fabrics and accessories create a pretty display in this otherwise neutral hallway. The prints are the handiwork of Thornback & Peel and are inspired by antique wood engravings. Although the images themselves are classic, the bright pops of pink and green give them a contemporary edge that would look at home in a traditional or modern design scheme. 

    Fabrics and accessories
    Thornback & Peel

  • White hallway with wooden staircase

    The winding wooden staircase lends an air of grandeur to this hallway, while eye-catching pieces and lighting add interest.

    Wine vat pendants
    Joshua Tait Furniture

    For more hallway ideas, take a look at our hallway gallery

  • White hallway with striped statement carpet

    Adding bright carpet to a neutral room can create a real statement and brings the hallway to life. Fitting a chic striped carpet on your stairs will draw the eye up and add interest to this often-neglected area. Quirky wall art in the form of an oversized canvas clock adds an interesting twist.

    Clock canvas

    Graham and Green

    Striped CarpetCrucial Trading

  • White quirky hallway

    A huge rococo mirror and antique-style armchair add a dramatic ambience to a plain white hallway. The beautiful table lamp updates the look, while framed artwork livens up the space.

    Similar mirror

    The Chandelier & Mirrors Company

    Similar fabric
    Kirkby Design

  • White hallway with eclectic furnishing

    Brighten up a traditional neutral hallway with bright coloured prints and quirky accessories. To add interest to a staircase, use a traditional dark woodstain for hand rail and balusters, while sticking to white gloss or eggshell paint for skirting and dado. The contrast works to emphasise the staircase as an architectural element in its own right.

    Similar carpet
    Crucial Trading

    Similar Penguin book wrapping paper (framed)
    Rural Urban

  • Green hallway with glazed oak cabinet

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

    Oak cabinet
    William Yeoward

    Cole & Son

    Nicky Haslam at Oka

    For more hallway ideas, take a look at our hallway gallery

  • Warm metallic hallway

    In this traditional hallway, the soft sheen of plush fabrics is inviting and makes a good foil for the smoother finishes of plaster and glass. The parquet-effect rug provides a total contrast to the other fittings, both in terms of colour and design.

    Lamp base
    Nicholas Haslam

    Side table
    Julian Chichester

    Virginia White

    For more hallway ideas, take a look at our hallway gallery

  • Dramatic patterned hallway

    Set against a dramatic patterned wallpaper, copper pieces are shown off to striking effect in this elegant hallway. It’s a look that really makes the most of a space that’s often neglected. You’ll also need very little else to achieve stand-out style.

    Abbott & Boyd

    Console table
    William Yeoward

    Copper vases
    Tom Dixon

    For more hallway ideas, take a look at our hallway gallery

  • Pale grey hallway with storage

    A pale grey painted bench and lockers will provide enough hallway storage for you and all your family. Coastal style accessories add a nautical look.

    Modular storage furniture
    The Dormy House

    Furniture paint
    Pavilion Gray by Farrow & Ball

    For more hallway ideas, take a look at our hallway channel

  • Hallway with blackboard paint

    A hallway wall painted in blackboard paint creates a place to scribble reminders and shopping lists.

    Blackboard paint


    Posh Graffiti

    For more hallway ideas, take a look at our hallway channel

  • Neutral vintage style hallway

    Pale grey walls, a carved mirror and neutral flooring keep the look light in this traditional hallway.

    Similar paint
    Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball

    For more hallway ideas, take a look at our hallway channel

  • Traditional hallway with white chest of drawers

    This budget chest of drawers has been upcycled with paint and new handles and makes an attractive focal point in this traditional hallway. A white chest of drawers is a versatile choice as it will work in practically any scheme.

    Similar chest of drawers

    For more hallway ideas, take a look at our hallway gallery

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