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When guests arrive at your home, you will generally greet them in your hallway. So, if you want your home to make the best impression possible on your family and friends when they come to visit, you need to ensure that it looks it’s very best. You only get one opportunity to make a first impression, and you need to do everything that you can to ensure that it’s as positive as possible.
Many homeowners overlook their hallway as they consider this space to be more of a walk-through area than a room. This is a huge missed opportunity, and there is a lot that you can do to improve your hallway’s overall look and feel. Whether you are moving into a new home and want to update the hallway or considering revamping your current hallway, it’s important that you focus on a few key areas to get the best results from your efforts.
Let’s take a look at a few useful tips that will help you to renovate your hallway successfully so you can be truly proud of your space.
Redo The Walls
To freshen up your hallway, the first thing you need to do is update your walls. Vertical joints, also known as a Vj panel, or tongue and groove, are a great way to add some character to your space. On the other hand, you can repaint or wallpaper your hallway to add a splash of colour. Whatever way you choose to proceed, taking the time to redo your hallway walls is always the best place to start when you’re renovating.
Add A Coat Stand
There’s nothing worse than a hallway that is full of piles of coats and jackets. Not only does it look messy and unattractive, but it can be frustrating trying to find what you need. Adding a coat stand inside the door is a great way to bring some order to even the most disorganised hallways. If you don’t have the space for a coat stand, consider adding some hooks or pegs to the wall inside the door.
Focus On Flooring
Hallways are one of the most high-traffic areas in any home, so it’s crucial that your flooring can take all of that impact. Timber flooring is a great option as it looks great, it’s easy to clean and will stand the test of time. If replacing your flooring is outside your budget, then consider adding a hardwearing, machine-washable rug to help prevent damage to your floors and to add a little character to the space.
Consider Your Lighting
When people arrive at your home, you want them to feel welcomed instantly. While some hallways have large windows that let plenty of light in, others are denied natural light, which can lead to them being dark and gloomy. Entering a well-lit cosy space is the key here, so be sure to spend some time looking at your lighting options. A simple table lamp is a great addition to any hallway, and bright overhead lights can be great when it comes to locating shoes, jackets and other items when they’re needed.
Make Sure Your Hallway Redesign Is A Success
Before you start revamping your hallway, it’s crucial that you put a plan, and a budget, in place from the outset. With a plan in place, you can start making those all-important changes to your hallway and ensure that it looks it’s very best. Look for inspiration online, read interior design magazines and visit some local showrooms to get some ideas for your new design to ensure that you have a hallway that you will be happy with for many years to come.