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15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat

Transform a lacklustre hallway into a stunning corridor with a cool ceiling display, a unique console piece and more clever ideas.
15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat

It's time to start thinking about re-organizing those sneakers and boots that have piled high in your entryway and get your home ready for a new season. The best place to start? Right at the front door! These hallway decorating ideas will keep it organized and looking great.

15 hallway decorating ideas that’ll make coming home a treat

Don’t be afraid to go bold

Amp up the drama with black paint and then add warmth with white, cream or metallic console lamps and textured fabrics on furniture.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Add a statement piece

A large feather wall hanging and a modern sconce make a statement in a small space.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Roberto Caruso.)
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Use furniture

A narrow settee will instantly make your entryway feel cozy and inviting. Use the bench as a place to put on shoes and stash accessories like winter hats and mittens by placing baskets underneath it. 

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Stacey Brandford.)

Hang a mirror

A long reflective surface will add brightness and the illusion of extra space.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Use the ceiling

Make a fun and surprising statement by using a high ceiling to showcase family antiques.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Ted Yarwood.)
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Make your own entryway table

Turn salvaged corbels into a beautiful console. Here’s how.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Use hooks

No space? Skip the console and hang your bag and keys on fun wall hooks like these ones from Etsy.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Etsy/Loopdesignstudio.)

Maximize the space

Have a wide hallway? Make it work double-duty and turn it into a mini-study by installing floating shelves and adding a chaise lounge.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Colin Faulkner.)
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Fake a great view

Artfully draped curtains and faux boxwood topiaries will transform a first-floor window with an unappealing sightline.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Create a dramatic focal point

Showcase a stunning pendant lamp or piece of wall art in your hallway.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Hang baskets

Install wire bike baskets on the wall to keep mail and accessories organized and out of the way. Reduce clutter build-up by keeping cubbies small so there’s only room for necessities.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Sian Richards.)
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Repurpose items

Designer Trish Papadakos transformed an antique Singer sewing table into a console by adding a live-edge walnut top. The foot-pedal shelf is a great place to store back issues of your favourite magazines.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Roberto Caruso and Sian Richards.)

Fake space

Use glass partitions instead of traditional stair spindles to give the illusion of space. The glass allows light to filter in from the second floor.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Use a runner

Place a pattered flat-weave runner in a hallway for warmth and texture.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Sian Richards.)
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Install an entryway organizer

Keep everything in one place by making your own unit with baskets to keep off-season gear, hooks for bags and jackets and cubbies for shoes and other miscellaneous items. All you need is two storage units and three pieces of plywood. Here are the full instructions.

15 Hallway Decorating Ideas That'll Make Coming Home A Treat(Photo, Sian Richards.)

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