Modern Entryway Furniture: Hallway Decorating Tips


Your hallway is the very first thing that your guests will see when they enter your space. This can also give them an idea on what your whole house has to offer, style-wise. Use these tips to create a hallway that is decorated as well as the rest of your home.
Create a Destination
Turn a vacant hallway space into a place to stop and take notice. Transform a blank wall into a family gallery. Before you hang anything, trace the shape of the frames onto kraft paper and tape the shapes to the wall to plan your arrangement until you are satisfied with the look. Complete it with cozy elements that will add interest to the space. Incorporate a bench like the Tao Long Bench in Ash by Nuevo Living, a runner, and pretty throw pillows to create a welcoming vignette. You can also use a narrow table like the Hanover 102 Inch Console by Mod Loft to display a family collection or an assortment of candles and other knickknacks.
Add a Pop of Color
Decorate your hallway walls with unexpected bursts of color. These narrow, and mostly confined spaces, can pull off bold colors without being overwhelming. It is the perfect excuse to use a favorite color that would be too much in a larger space. Use accessories in coordinating colors, as if you are decorating a room rather than a hallway.
Decorate with Pattern
Like vibrant colors, punchy patterns also work great in a hallway. Achieve the look with a pretty wallpaper or stenciled paint pattern. Go with large-scale pattern for a longer hallway as tiny patterns can seem too lost in such spaces. For a less dramatic look, go with a tone-on-tone pattern. Finish the space with a coordinating seating vignette and narrow shelves for artwork, photos, accessories and collectibles.
Design a Gallery
Display some prized pieces of artwork in your hallway or in a stairway landing. The decorating effect will be striking. Consider the size of your space when deciding what pieces to hang. An open stairway can support several big canvasses, while a narrow space is more conducive to a mix of small and medium-sized pieces.
Color Coordinate
Hallways physically connect spaces. Complete the connection with a visual tie between spaces through the buffer of a hallway. Decorate the hallway with a color from one space that then carries that color into the connected spaces beyond. For example, you can have a gallery of yellow-framed photos in the downstairs space, carrying the color into the upper quarters of the home.
Keep D├ęcor Simple
Hallway decorating does not have to complex to create an impact. A few simple accessories and furniture pieces can create a gorgeous transitional space. For instance, you can have a half-circle table like the Sascha Console Table by Uttermost that anchors two pieces of art on the wall. The arrangement creates a unified vignette that allows passersby to pause. If you have a floor that you want to show off but are wary of wear and tear, consider a narrow runner. It will protect the main walkway while keeping the floor on display.

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