Clever Ways To Decorate the Hallway

July 19, 2023
Serious Pink poster in interior

The hallway is the first area your friends and other guests will see in many homes. In many instances, the hallway is just an area where you place and keep your shoes, hang your coat, and display some decorative items. Though often neglected, you can still make the hallway look attractive with some creative means. Here are some tips on making that part of your home look more appealing and inviting. 

How to decorate the walls?

Walls can function both structurally and aesthetically. The structure is built initially as part of the foundation of your house. Many homes leave their walls blank and add paint to make them blend with the other part of the house. Blank walls mean a wide range of opportunities to make them look attractive. 


Sometimes, the appearance or design of the wall is the last to be considered. However, with the addition of wall art, the overall appearance of your home could change instantly. Decorating the walls of the hallway could add life to it. Think of the blank wall as a large canvas to display your art and other wall decorative items. Use the wall to create a wall gallery of posters, as posters have a wide range of designs. 


Since the hallway may have a narrow space, using light colors or even wall art with only a few details is recommended. Keep it straightforward. For instance, you can create a wall gallery of black and white posters to make it look classic and elegant. You may also use photos of your family to make the hallway look astonishing. 


Nature-themed prints will also give the hallway a refreshing and rejuvenating appeal. The shades of green can make you feel closer to nature and appreciate its beauty. Botanical prints can create a calming and relaxing room atmosphere throughout your home. 

Add simple furniture for a relaxing vibe

Furniture pieces are not only added in the living room, bedroom, or kitchen. The hallway also deserves some upgrades with simple yet appealing furniture pieces. A simple yet unique-looking chair and a side table can do the trick. Place them in the hallway as a waiting area for you and your guests. The table can also display sculptures, vases, and other items. Do not over-decorate it so the hallway will not look congested.

Floor accents

Remember to add accents on the floor. If you plan to add a rug, it should be placed at least 6 inches from the wall. Leave enough space for the door to open and close. As such, the rug should not be placed where it can block the door movement. It is also recommended to use wool rugs due to its durability.

Choose the appropriate shades 

As mentioned earlier, adding dark shades of colors is not recommended. Use light shades or shades of blue to keep the hallway bright and inviting. Light-colored walls will also give you a wide range of decorating options. Black and white posters will help create a minimalist design style and make the hallway appear airy.

Add cushions

Fabrics may also be used as decor. Adding a bench with floral cushions can welcome the summer. Cushions with floral prints may blend with the white-colored walls of your hallway. 

Add artworks

This can be achieved by creating wall art featuring various artists’ artworks. This wall art can give your guests something to talk about and ponder.