As a woman business owner, you understand the importance of making a statement and creating a warm and inviting space, not just for your clients, but also for yourself and your team. Your hallway is the first thing that people see when they enter your home or office, and it can set the tone for the rest of the space. In this blog post, we will be sharing three useful ways to style your hallway and turn it into an attractive and functional space. Whether you’re working with a narrow or wide space, these tips will help you make the most of it. So, get ready to take some notes and get inspired to transform your hallway into a stylish and welcoming area
Most of us think of our hallways as strictly utilitarian places. They exist to get us from one area to another, and they don’t need to look pretty to do that. However, we love our homes, and we want every spot inside them, including the hallway, to look great. Keep reading to learn about three useful ways to style your hallway so that it can look great and function well.
Bold and Bright
Hallways are often long and narrow, which means a little bit of color goes a long way. If there’s a lot of light in your hallways, you can paint the walls a bold color, like dark green, for an interesting go-between space. If there’s not a lot of light available and you can’t change that, then choose a brighter color that won’t make the space feel smaller. Bright pinks and yellows are neutral-adjacent and will look great in a hallway. Add bronze accents with bold colors or gold accents with bright colors for a nice metallic finishing touch.
Also, place minimal furniture in either tertiary colors or neutral colors in your hallway. If you can fit something for storage and something to sit on, that’s all you need. Buying new furniture, including for your hallway, is an essential part of your to-do list after purchasing your first home. Just don’t put too much furniture in your hallway, as it can overwhelm the eye.
Thematic and Fun
Since hallways are small spaces, it’s easy to give them a theme, such as coastal. You can choose a fun wallpaper to easily display this theme and decorate your hallway with appropriate accessories, such as a beach painting and seashell lamp. Place functional furniture that ties into the theme as well, such as wicker chairs to sit in and a weathered wood console table.
Light and Natural
You don’t want a hallway space to feel overwhelming. This is one reason you shouldn’t clutter your hallways with too much furniture, even if you’re trying to maximize space when furnishing your home. Another way to avoid overwhelming people in the hallway is to stick with a light, neutral color palette. Neutral colors you can consider are white, beige, taupe, light gray, cream, and light brown. Black and darker shades of gray and brown are also neutrals, but darker tones can be overwhelming. Neutral colors naturally complement each other, so you can mix and match these options as you please.
If you’ve chosen light and natural colors because your hallway is small and poorly lit, consider hanging up a mirror to help reflect light. If you have more room for decorative items, consider adding a potted plant in a corner or a hanging plant. While colorful, plants are inherently natural, so they will look great in this space.
Styling your hallway isn’t easy as you strike a balance between decorated and cluttered. These three useful ways you can do so can help get the creative juices flowing so that you can create a space you love that looks great and functions well.