The very first thing someone does when they enter a home is take in their surroundings and imagine what the rest of the house will be like. First impressions count, especially in this situation where your hallway greets you and any visitors you may have, setting the scene for what else is to come with your style and interiors. There are so many ways in which you can create a welcoming feel in your hallway without having to spend an arm and a leg.
Start with Colour
The colours you choose for the interior of your hallway are key in achieving the right atmosphere. Colours play a huge part in the feel of any room, therefore it’s really important to choose them wisely, and if introducing a selection of different colours, make sure they complement each other well. The best colours to use for the hallway are colours that create a warm, welcoming and relaxing feel. Positive colours that inject a bright, inviting feel such as white, cream, grey and brown work perfectly. Neutral colour schemes are very popular within many homes, as they help to achieve the ideal atmosphere, whilst giving you the opportunity to introduce bold colours through final details.
Utilise Your Space
Dependant on the style and size of your home, the hallway can often be a smaller area of the home with less floor space to work with due to the staircase’s positioning. There are so many ways in which you can make the most of the space you have, however, such as positioning a slim oak sideboard for storage, as well as placing essential items such as keys and the phone on the surface. Adding items such as pegs; shelves and rails are also great for storing items neatly without having to use any floor space at all.
Dependant on the available space you have, introducing narrow, stylish furniture pieces such as a small sofa or bench or smart stylish chairs positioned in the corner will create a beautifully finished, inviting look. The great thing about introducing features such as a small bench or chair is that you can then introduce some storage underneath with some stylish boxes or baskets to store items such as gloves, hats and scarfs. Introducing furniture is the perfect way to fill empty spaces and make the room feel warmer and more lived in than it would do otherwise.
Make a Statement
Focal points work really well in any room within the home, however, creating a focal point in your hallway is perfect for making a great first impression whilst adding a burst of character to your halls décor. Features such as a large statement mirror would work really well in smaller hall spaces, as the mirror will reflect the area and give the feel of a larger room. You could also look at introducing bold artwork pieces to brighten the room as well as add character and style.
Your interiors say a lot about your personal style and character, so introducing some personal, homely features to your hallway will create an instantly welcoming feel. Introducing items such as family photographs will create a beautiful welcome to your home and instantly add a warm atmosphere. You then have items such a candles, innocence and flowers that are perfect for adding a lovely scent to your home from the moment you enter and flowing throughout the rest of your home.