When it comes to decorating your house, there is one room that is often overlooked slightly, the hallway. It is important to create an inviting area, full of as much natural light as possible, as the hallway is the first room people see when they enter your home – and as we all know, first impressions count.

Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure you have a beautiful, inviting entrance to your home.

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Choose a Simple Colour Scheme

Deciding upon a colour scheme to use throughout your home is always a difficult task, and picking out colours that complement each other, rather than scream at each other can prove challenging. Picking neutral colours for your hallway, means that you have plenty of options for louder or more unusual colours when it comes to the rooms you will spend more of your time in. White, or other light colours are a good choice as not only will they lead well into other rooms, they will also create the illusion of more light and space, where perhaps it is limited. There are plenty of ideas for neutral walls available online, and they can be more appealing then they first seem.

Decorating That Pesky Stairwell

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Unless you live in a bungalow, or single story flat, then your house will no doubt have stairs, and with stairs come walls that need decorating too. With stairs comes the problem of how to decorate safely, without having to fork out for an expensive painter and decorator. Investing in a combi-ladder can be a cheaper alternative, and is something that can be reused for different projects within your home that are bound to pop up over the years. This type of ladder will allow you to reach those tricky, hard to reach places and ensure that you are safe whilst doing so, which is something you cannot be guaranteed with just a standard ladder.

Add Personal Touches

Hanging photos of your loved ones up the stairs is nothing new, people were hanging oil paintings of their family members hundreds of years ago, and it is great to take inspiration from the past. A great modern take on this is to collect a variety of frames in all sorts of shapes and sizes and adding photographs and beautiful things that you have collected to them. This not only creates an interesting focus wall, but adds a personal touch too. Adding plants and vases of flowers to corners of the rooms is a simple way of brightening up a room, without costing the earth, and you don’t even need a table to stand them on.

Creating an Illusion

If you’re stuck for space or feel as though you don’t have enough natural light in your hallway, hanging mirrors can be a great way to create the illusion that you do. Opt for a large, focus piece, rather than adding clusters of smaller mirrors, as this will make your hallway look a lot longer. Make sure you hang the mirror facing the window, as this is the natural light source for your room, and hanging it next to the window means you will limit the extra light you add to your hall. It doesn’t matter whether your window is upstairs and your mirror is down, as long as they face each other, it will work wonderfully.

Do you have any ideas for creating a beautiful hallway? Get in touch and let us know, we’d love to hear from you.