12 Simple Decor Ideas for the Hallway

Posted: by April 22nd, 2014

The hallway entrance to your home is an often overlooked space for decor, yet is a perfect space for first impressions, considering it is the first place people see when the walk through your door. With many people choosing to simply put up a basic coat rail, or key holder, and not spending too much time with the details of  the hall, that leaves plenty of scope for a weekend project to improve the overall look. We’ve selected some of our favourite hallway projects from around the web here, and hope you find enough inspiration to grab some paint, and new furniture and get to work.

Shelving and Seating

If you’ve got the space, a simple box shelving unit, and seating adds character and charm. Next Home currently have a lovely range of items on a similar vein. (Hartford) and (Ashford). Keeping the hallway light and airy adds space.


This hallway provides an abundance of storage with built in cupboards, shelving and  drawers. The tiny telephone table with flowers, fits even the smallest of hallways. Similar from Dunelm provides both a contrast and a place to set the flowers.


Reclaimed Wood, sanded down and given a lick of Annie Slone,  along with a repurposed decorative wooden moulding provides an interesting decorative feature. Baskets are a cheap yet effective storage option that add additional texture and interest to the space.


If you want to go all out for the nautical theme, you can pick up decorative paddles, again on Etsy pretty cheaply.  Storage maintaining the crisp white approach could easily be picked up at IKEA, along with baskets and boxes. The finishing touches of cushions, you might want to DIY for the seating.




Wall Art and Pictures

This is a very simple idea that looks great. Wooden Finials ( available on Etsy) and some chains for pictures offers an interesting hallway feature.  The coat hooks on the molding is a simple DIY job as well.


This idea for hanging pictures on a gallery wall is great. Uniform colour, with a straight edge down the middle, yet different sizes of frame provides an interesting arrangement perfect in any hallway.


If rustic elegance is more your thing, then why not source some traditional frames, that don’t even have to match to be effective. I can see this working really well in an old country house, with Barber Jackets and Hunter Wellies sitting underneath.


A single wall of patterned wallpaper works wonderfully in small spaces like hallways or entryways, so don’t be scared to experiment. This David Hick’s Hexagon pattern is expensive stuff, but for smaller areas, it’s perfect designer chic.


Woods by Cole and Son.



A wonderfully arranged entrance hall – keeping the accessories in almost identical colours, the white walls and wooden flooring beautifully showcase magnificent statement clock, oriental styled console and accessories, 18th century fabric on chairs and animal skin rug making this a very hip, happy and contemporary welcome indeed.


Browns, Blacks and White with wooden tones combine to make you want to breathe in the space. A simplistic design with the natural elements combining perfectly to give that fresh from the seaside feel.



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