how to create an entrance in your hallway!
I often think the hallway sets the whole tone for the home so here are some tips to create a grand entrance.
🎨 colour blocks
Colour blocking is a great way to add colour to a hallway. For example, use a different colour above and below the dado, picture rails and cornicing. Alternatively, add blocks of colour to the underside of the stairs.
🎨 keep it linear
Wallpaper is a great way to add both colour and character to your hallway. Here I added a vibrant retro style wallpaper by Graham and Brown. The linear patterning tricks the eye, making the height appear more exaggerated than it actually is.
🎨 tough enough?
Choose a finish that’s hardy and easy to wipe clean or touch up. Hallways are generally very hardworking areas so need to be practical as well as beautiful! With this in mind, darker colours under the dado rail work well to hide scuffs. Combined with a lighter shade above can add lots of light to what can be a narrow area.
Another idea is to add some vintage style anaglypta wallpaper under the dado rail (or Lincrusta if you want to keep it authentic). Its practical, taking the brunt of many a knock/scrape, it’s inexpensive and when painted a cool colour, it can bring an interesting subtle depth to a room.
🎨 5th wall
Got a period home? Make a feature of the ceiling by keeping the original features – or adding them if you don’t have them! Specialist plasterers can include ceiling roses and cornicing to compliment the age of your priority. Add a statement pendant or chandelier for a real wow!
In a small hallway paint the ceiling the same colour as the walls to draw the eye upwards to create the feeling of more space.
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