The hallway may just be one of the most overlooked areas in a house. Even though it's not considered a room, it shouldn't be neglected. No matter where the hallway is located in the house, it's an excellent area to decorate. Complement the style and aesthetic of the rest of your house. Add in some personality. Show it off!
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The hallway's decorative design should be sensible and functional yet alluring. There are lots of options for how you can decorate your hallways. Follow along to discover 21 excellent wall decor ideas for your hallway!
1. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
It's no secret that a mirror can open up the area and make it appear larger than it actually is. Mirrors also come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and designs. All these factors add to the aesthetic appeal, too.
2. Vintage Treasures
Turn your vintage finds into eclectic treasures in your hallway. Use recycled wood as a hook hanger; screw on various vintage items to serve as intriguing wall hooks. Create a hallway shelving system with recycled goods, too. The more you look at the piece, the more you'll be impressed. Upcycling is an excellent way to employ items that would otherwise no longer be used.
3. Bright Foliage
One easy way to brighten up a hallway is with the pairing of a long mirror and a planter full of bright foliage. Find a gorgeous indoor plant that will thrive in those conditions.
Woven Plant Basket
4. Console Table
A console table is a narrow table that fits wonderfully in the hallway. Find a table whose height and width fits into your space well. Consider decorating it with things like a lamp, pictures, books, plants and other decorative objects.
5. Collage Of Mirrors
What's even better than having a single mirror in the hallway? You guessed it — having a gorgeous collage of varying mirrors. Enjoy a wider-looking space as well as visual depth. Situate these mirrors above a console table for an even more appealing look.
6. Expansive Artwork
One way to make a statement in the hallway is with the use of a large piece of artwork. Whether it's a canvas print, metalwork, or anything in between, the art will speak volumes in the hallway. Supersize your style and let your guests know your taste.
7. Wooden Complements
Ensure that the aesthetic of your home remains consistent by incorporating similar wood tones throughout the house. The console table matches the trim and some shades of the wood flooring. Even the frame around the art matches!
8. Modern Art
Capture the gaze with the installation of a modern art canvas piece. Positioning the artwork above a console table brings cohesion to the space. Ensure that all the items used in the display complement each other.
Nolan Console Table
Spotlight a nook in your hallway with the installation of a light fixture. The light casts a warm glow to the area that may not otherwise be noticed. The rolling chest brings a touch of personality, too.
Dark Bronze Wall Sconce
10. Unforgettable Statement
If you want to make an unmatched statement in your hallway, look no further than this photo for inspiration. The mirror takes up the space of the entire wall, making the room appear quite large. Situate a long bench along the mirror to add some more glamour.
11. Patterned Rug
In a solid-colored hallway, one of the easiest ways to add in some texture and color is with the help of a rug. Get creative and let its style transform the area.
White And Black Zig Zag Rug
12. Console Table Decor
Don't allow your console table to stand alone in the hallway. Position a floral-filled vases and other decorative pieces on top to create an attractive display. Note that it's important not to overcrowd a tabletop to prevent it from looking cluttered.
13. Decorative Mirror
For instantaneous glam, install a decorative, elegant mirror. Positioning the mirror in the hallway also gives you the perfect space to take a quick glance into the mirror and carry on to where you were going.
14. Minimal Aesthetic
Keep things minimal in your hallway. Install a floating shelf to keep storage baskets up high and out of reach from kids. Position a trunk underneath for more storage and as a place to sit. Hooks and a coat rack are perfect for tossing things onto in a pinch and for ease.
Metal Standing Coat Rack
15. Pair Of Mirrors
Let creativity flow throughout the hallway. Pick out two different mirrors that ultimately complement each other. They don't even have to be the same size. Hanging mirrors opposite each other does that much more to brighten the space and pull in more light.
Don't underestimate the power of built-ins in a hallway. They give the hallway a seamless appearance while also providing plenty of storage area. Pick out hardware for the built-ins that match the style of the rest of the house. Built-ins also serve as an awesome area to throw your jacket, keys, or purse onto as you walk through the door.
17. Accent Wall
Create textural contrast in the hallway with an accent wall. As seen in this photo, strips of lightly-colored wood are used to create a vertical accent wall. The console table provides additional hallway storage to keep unsightly things hidden.
18. Black And White Elegance
A black and white color pairing is truly remarkable. It's a timeless pairing that can go with any home style or aesthetic. All you have to do is find the pieces that match your envisioned style. Another fun thing about this color pairing is that any color looks excellent as an accent.
Glossy Black Table Lamp
19. Color Blocking
Color blocking doesn't only have to consist of bright hues. Consider color blocking your hallway with a gray, black, and white color palette with a bright accent color utilized in various decorative objects. Incorporate a metallic sheen for additional interest.
Showcase Floating Shelves
20. Focal Point
Pick a spot along the hallway to serve as the focal point. From there, create a stunning hallway display. A tall dresser fills the space well and adds depth to the room. Position a piece of artwork that matches the style of the room and situate decorative items on its top.
21. Utilize The Space
Utilize every nook and cranny of your expansive hallway. Create multiple cozy nooks. For one, install a gorgeous mirror and place a bench full of throw pillows and blankets underneath. For others, place planters or vases with faux or real plant life.
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