Thinking about decorating your home usually inspires you to think about decorating your living room, bedroom or even your kitchen or bathroom. But rarely, does your hallway come to mind first. It is only logical. After all, you spend the least of your time there. However, it is a part of your home that people and you see the first once they get in, so it is an important part of the first impression about your home. Therefore, here are some ideas about how to make that hallway a nicer and a stylish place.
Think about all the things that you can do with the walls. Painting, decorating, hanging pictures, photos, coat hangers and other things that go there. However, keep in mind that a narrow space doesn’t really stand dark colors, cluttered look or too many details. If you want to make it look more spacious, you should use mirrors. In order to make it look more stylish, try finding mirrors with cool frames, decoupage them yourself or decorate it with photos of your loved ones. If you have enough space, you can have some stylish options like cork panels or wood. More casual and playful way would be covering a wall with chalkboard paint and go wild with colorful chalks.
Less is more when it comes to hallway furniture. Go with a chair if there’s place, and a fun thing to do is to make it a stylish, mock Lui XIV style chair. It would be a nice touch, but only if the rest of the hallway is pretty basic.
Photos, paintings and decorations all depend on the size of the hallway, more precisely, it’s width. One very interesting option is to use rope and with the use of knots, make a net over the entire wall. Then, you can hang photos on it, as well as other details as flowers, dry or fresh, shells and other interesting things. It is easy to hang them on and off so you can change it all the time.
Some of the rules for buying an area rug is for it to be at least 6 inches away from the walls. Also, when you buy the hallway rug, make sure that you leave enough space for the door to open without getting stuck. The entire space that is covered by the doors should not be covered by the rug. The best material for this rug is wool as it is very durable and it can sustain the frequency of usage.
Hallways can be quite interesting and welcoming areas in your home. When decorating them, give your imagination all the room it needs, but keep in mind that a cluttered hallway leaves a very bad impression. It makes you feel like you need to lower down and watch your feet while you come in and that is not how people feel welcome. Also, that would be a disaster if some bigger things need to be brought into or out of the apartment. So, keep it cool and simple.
Author: Sophie is an interior designer from Australia. She’s writing on behalf of Catwalk Rugs, rugs online store with wide offer of modern, colorful rugs. Sophie is always searching for new décor ideas and inspiration. Check for more Sophie’s updates on Facebook. RELATED ITEMS:
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Giving a facelift to a home using simple accessories is not hard. There are different types of home accessories that can be purchased and used for decorating a place.
Kitchen: The kitchen accessories consist of
- Dinner sets
- Rice plates
- Napkin holders
- Serving bowls
You can add shelves, racks to display attractive cutlery. Fireplace accessories are other accessories that can add a traditional as well modern touch to a home. Thus match holder, log holder, statues and tools suitable for electric fireplace can be tried.
Handloom items like curtain and bed sheets are graceful addition. They are available in a variety of styles and designs adding to the comfort and decoration of a house.
The following home accessories can beauty a place.
- Decorative flower vases
The chic designs with exquisite room interiors at appropriate place will certainly beef up the looks of a place.
To add a nostalgic value, Vintage Accessories are the best stuff. These may lie in disuse at your home. That stuff can come handy to add a new lease of life as the vintage interior accessories for your home. Certainly, these forgotten gems can be used for a new purpose to improve the interiors.
To make specific mention, these are some of them,
- Classic typewriters
- Sewing machines
In families with young children, there will be an incredible mix of possessions with which the little ones have grown up. Most of them cannot be used again. There will be chalk board and it can be utilized in the kitchen if they no longer need it. It can be made as a reminder board to plan your purchase of milk or other menu in the evening.
Buying new furniture can pinch a bit more importantly when the new stuff is squeezed into an existing interior having many older items of furniture. It will stand out as a sore thumb.
Most people will have furniture lurking in a spare room or garage. Utilize them with a white wash style and will work in any kind of interior. Try any color because that is the beauty of up-cycling.
Vinyl decals fun and stylish designs are one of the biggest trends over the last couple of years. Create own version for free. Recycle old cardboard by turning it into stencils as a way of your wall art.
Home decorative accessories in London entails buying not such decals and trying to design in the DIY way. A splash of spray paint can give a ‘splattered’ look. Flicking a couple of different colored paints from your brush will make it more outstanding.
Repurposing the kitchen is the opportunity. To avoid waste, be creative when looking for used items. Jam jars are easily re-used to store other food.
You can repurpose them into unusual candle holders. Even old tins, once stripped of the wrapper will get be transformed into glowing tea light displays.