The corridors are no longer mere passageways to become one more space in the house that should be pampered. Get inspired by these ideas and take your hallway out of anonymity to make it another decoration asset.
DARE TO DECORATE IT WITH WALLPAPER
It is a way to decorate the corridor and give it its own entity beyond being a passage area without mortgaging a useful cm. Also, since it is only a few meters, you can bet on a wallpaper that, in another room of the house, you would not dare. The papers with textile effect, so fashionable; those with small motifs, like this one with flowers; or the striped ones, due to their ability to visually transform the space, are good options.
DESIGN A DECORATIVE WAINSCOT
Along with wallpaper, wainscoting is a classic for dressing in the hallway. Not only because they decorate by themselves, but also because they protect walls that are usually more exposed to friction. In terms of design, the possibilities are many: smooth, embossed, with classic or more modern panels …
GIVE THE HALLWAY EXTRA USE
The corridors do not have to be, only, passageways. We can give them extra use, especially if they are spacious or have a distributor, like here, where a charming reading corner has been created to support the adjoining bedroom.
DRESS THE HALLWAY WITH A RUG (OR TWO)
It is a common resource, even in a few meters, because it does not reduce useful space and has great decorative power. Also, in long and narrow hallways, a combination of several rugs will help you break the tube feel. You can take advantage, as here, to give color to this space. One tip: as it is a walk-through area, it is very important to equip the mat with a non-slip mesh if you don’t have it to avoid slipping and accidents.
CUSTOMIZE THE HALLWAY WITH A COMPOSITION OF PAINTINGS
Aisles are perfect for displaying a series of photos, paintings, or a collection of prints. Try to hang them on a single wall and leave the one in front free of decorative elements, so you will draw attention to it. You can form a row, like here, or group them according to size and style. One tip: if the hallway is very narrow, choose minimalist frames so that they do not obstruct the passage.
COMPLEMENT THE DECORATION WITH A MIRROR
The mirrors miracles in decoration, especially if you are looking for a suitable location. It is useless to place a mirror facing an empty and graceless wall. On the other hand, if you place it so that it reflects an adjoining room, a window, or even a lamp located in the front, it will help you to enhance the width of the corridor and also bring more clarity to the corridor.
IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS, DRESS THEM UP!
If your hallway has windows, do not hesitate to dress them: you will give extra warmth to space and, at the same time, you will gain privacy. Go for sheer fabrics and light colors, so that the light enters the house. If the corridor is narrow, it is better to opt for blinds or screens, which take up less. The curtains, which dress more, better to reserve them for wide corridors where they cannot be a nuisance.
PLAN YOUR HALLWAY LIGHTING
The corridor must have general lighting that avoids leaving dark areas. The most common is to opt for recessed spotlights placed every meter or meter and a half. Another option that offers a very pleasant diffused indirect light is the recessed led lines in the wall, as has been done here. But it must be foreseen when making the reform because the plasterboard structure must be modified.