Four ways to transform your hallway

January 13, 2020

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The hallway can quite often be an area of the home that is overlooked, Simply a place in which you pass through as you move from one room to another. A high traffic area, as well as the first room guests and family, will see when visiting. So maybe it is time to transform this space. Making it both a functional, practical area as well as being pleasing to the eye.

Flooring

The chances are your hallway contains the same carpet as your stairway. Continuing the practical, hardwearing design down the stairwell and into the high traffic hallway area. However, unlike your stairs, your hallway will often have people utilising the space wearing shoes, placing boxes and parcels, shopping bags etc. Making a carpet not necessarily practical. Changing this to wooden flooring will add the practical flooring that is much more suited to a high traffic area. Enabling it to be cleaned more efficiently and effectively.

Wooden flooring also offers a warmer feel underfoot than floor tiles (unless you go for underfloor heating) meaning that you don’t have to dash across it first thing in a morning as you forgot your slippers upstairs. Available in a variety of styles and colours you’re able to find something to match the style of your home.

Storage

Even if you are lucky enough to have an understairs cupboard for storage. There is a high possibility that this is more a cupboard of doom than organised storage. So the option to store footwear and coats etc. might not be a practical one. Adding a coat storage rack near the front door – especially with a small bench to sit on and to store shoes etc. This will help to improve your everyday storage needs with a simple flat pack. Leaving you to tackle the cupboard of doom another day.

Radiator Cover

Central heating was a fantastic invention I’m sure you’ll all agree. However, the traditional style of radiators found in our homes aren’t exactly pleasing to the eye. Whilst you could replace the radiator with something more modern and stylish. This may come with a hefty price tag. An easy and cheaper option is to add a radiator cover. Available in a choice of colours, sizes and styles. This can also provide a handy shelf within the hallway – perfect if space is at a premium.

Gallery Wall

One of the benefits of hallways is that other than doorways they tend to have more open wall space than you’d find in other rooms around the house. Thus making it the perfect place to create a gallery wall. Whether you opt for a randomised collection of frames and sizes. Or prefer a more structured approach, it will make you smile as you catch a glimpse of a family photo.

There you have it, just four ways in which you can transform your hallway. There are loads of other ways in which you can make this area much more inviting. Such as changing the colour on the walls, adding a feature wall, changing your front door and even replacing the balustrade on your staircase.

13 Comments

  • michelle twin mum January 13, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    We added some extra storage in our hall recently and it has made such a difference. I now need to sort something for the coats so they are not so unsightly. Mich x

  • Samantha Donnelly January 13, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Some great ideas here, the hallway is often the room that is least looked after and often a dumping ground for shoes and school bags.

  • Cassie Mayers January 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    I think radiator covers to look really pretty. I have a shoe storage in my hallway which I like. I have nice candles on it and pictures and looks quite welcoming when people come in.

  • Sim @ Sim's Life January 13, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Oh I really like that radiator cover! Would love some for my house, just do not know if they would take up too much space. The colour is gorgeous! Sim x

  • Jenny January 13, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Hallways can be tricky but we built our own shoe storage which definitely helped tidy it all up.

  • Sarah Bailey January 13, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    I’ve always liked the idea of creating a gallery wall – I think it is so much fun and there are so many different ways you can show off pictures and items with them.

  • Eilidh Gallagher January 14, 2020 at 11:08 am

    I would love to have a radiator cover, ours is as soon as you come in and looks horrible!

  • Laura January 14, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I really want to transform our hallway this year and these ideas all sound great, will definitely be using some of them.

  • Anne Fraser January 14, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I love the wooden flooring in the top photo. I think we often don’t think much about a hallway but it is the first thing visitors see.

  • Jenni January 14, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I really love the radiator cover, we are looking at getting some for our house but we haven’t been able to decide on which ones to go for. I would love to give our hallway a makeover.

  • Kara Guppy January 15, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I have a gallery wall going up the stairs and I love it. My hall needs sorting though as I have too many doors and no wall space

  • Elizabeth Williams January 15, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Great ideas on revamping your hallway. I’d love to change the flooring in my hall to wood flooring and get a radiator cover.

  • Natasha Mairs January 16, 2020 at 10:45 am

    We have a very tiny hallway, a little square. But at the moment I do have carpet in there and it would be much better with a wooden fall

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