There are several spots around your home that generally get left out, or at the very least deprioritized, when it comes to designing—and one such area is the hallway.
These functional passages deserve decor and furniture adorning their walls and floors, too. Because people don't usually don't spend more than a few minutes in this space, it makes sense that it takes a back seat.
If you're ready to upgrade the look of your hallways, we spoke to design experts for the best tips. To include their square footage in your styling efforts, this is what experts say you can do to make them feel just as personalized.
Louis Duncan-He Designs
Zandy Gammons of Miretta Interiors notes that this overlooked spot is one of her studio's favorite places to create a special moment in an otherwise dead space. One such way is through a swath of wallpaper, which provides much more texture, visual interest, and cool color combinations than an average can of paint.
This is also an ideal option for renters, as there are plenty of cool peel-and-stick wallpapers out there to choose from.
Kate Marker Interiors
Hallways are often narrow and don't leave much room for creativity—or so it seems. All you have to do is reconsider the basic features often already present in a hall. A «funky light fixture» is another one of Gammons' favorite plans for upgrading a hallway.
Rather than sticking with a row of standard flush-mount lights or a set of recessed bulbs, pick out something that'll catch the eye. Floor lamps are a unique option if there is extra space, too.
House Nine Design Studio
Rather than reserving all your favorite artwork and framed pieces for a living room gallery wall or office space, try adding some to your hall.
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