How to style up your hallway
When doing up the home, more often than not, it’s the bedroom and the living area that gets all the attention. The hallway or passageway often remains ignored, resulting in a prosaic and dark home entrance. Play up the hallway of your home with sleek furniture, wall decor and treasured frames.india Updated: Aug 27, 2011 01:05 IST
When doing up the home, more often than not, it’s the bedroom and the living area that gets all the attention. The hallway or passageway often remains ignored, resulting in a prosaic and dark home entrance. However, it doesn’t really take much to style up the gateway to your abode, say experts, who’ve come up with some simple yet interesting ideas.
“Appropriate use of accessories can transform the sleeping corners of your home into adorable areas. Do it up with beautiful mirrors, vases and table top accessories,” suggests Randip Dhingra of World Bazaar. There are umpteeen ways to decorate the hallway, depending upon your budget. But don’t forget to consider the architectural obstacles (if any) and make sure that it’s well lit, as proper lighting will enhance the décor of the space.Minimal furniture
Consoles and cabinets coupled with a stylish seater can create a new corner for seating. This is more suitable for bigger hallway spaces. For narrow passageways, add a sleek console with a mirror placed atop and accessorise with lampshades, vases, candle stands, photo frames or interesting wall lamps. Sameer Hora of Idus elaborates, "A mirror adds drama because the reflection creates the illusion of bigger space and enhances the surrounding furnishings and accessories."Wall decor
A hallway is generally a confined space within standing walls. Thus making the walls look interesting without any furniture is also an option. Use a splash of colour or design by either painting them in bright shades, designs or prints. These services are easily available at branded paint shops and can be done within a day. Else focus on a single wall and use colourful textures or wallpapers.
Add framed family pictures across the walls in a geometric design over the walls. This will remind you of the goodtimes you had with your family and give your guests a peep into your personal life too. Display the frames over a plain white wall in a cuboid, rectangle or square, depending upon the architecture of the place. You can also add wall-mounted shelves to stock the photo frames with your pictures.