Your hallway or lobby is the entryway to your home. It’s the first thing you and your guests see when they enter your house.
Unfortunately, most hallways are merely functional affairs. They are just small rooms which then open out onto the rest of the house.
In this post, we take a look at some of the methods you can use to create the hallway of your dreams. Check them out below:
Upgrade The Front Door
The best place to start is with your front door. Unlike the other doors in your home, it should have a certain grandeur about it. Thick oak paneling can be a great place to start. As can be embedded glassware or surrounding structured windows.
When it comes to style, you have many options. You can choose something unique, stylish or just warm and welcoming. Even if you already have a great door, you can polish it up with a fresh coat of paint, making it look as good as new again.
Highlight Your Staircase
Stairs are usually the main focal point of hallways and the first thing guests see when they open the door. It is critical, therefore, that you keep them free from clutter and do whatever you can to let them stand out in their own right.
How much creative freedom you have here depends primarily on the design of your home. If you have space, consider installing a cantilever staircase. These allow you to create a set of stairs by simply inserting large planks into the wall. You can also highlight your staircase by installing a tempered-glass-paneled rail.
Add Statement Furniture
Hallways should also feature statement furniture that makes them feel like worthwhile rooms in their own right. Adding marble top console tables can make a huge difference to the aesthetics and give it a sense of opulence. They remind your guests that your hallway is here for a reason.
Improve Your Décor
Ideally, in hallways, you want to let your architecture do the talking. Without major renovations, you can’t always change this. But what you can do is add lighting and stylish fittings that help to accentuate the natural floor of the room. Adding these features will help to emphasize architectural elements and help to make the entire room seem so much more sophisticated.
Add Clever Storage
Like it or not, hallways are still functional spaces. You need a place to put all your outwear, including shoes, coats and bags. Otherwise, these items can litter the floor, making the space less appealing.
When it comes to storage, you need three things – a low-level box to put your shoes, a set of hooks on the wall for your coats, and a hat/bag rack. Again, as before, you can choose luxe statement pieces that make your hallway look fabulous.
Erect A Grand Entrance
Your porch area connects to your hallway via the front door. Creating a grand entrance surrounding it (perhaps with columns either side) helps to set the tone for the rest of the home.