The hallway is usually the first space that greets you and your guests as you step through the front door. It’s important to make it as welcoming as possible, as it gives your visitors their first impression of your home! Also, when you get in from a long and tiring day, it’s nice to be greeted by a stylish hallway!
Here are some ideas to help make your hall extra charming and functional this winter…
Handy hallway ideas
Here are some handy ideas to help make your hallway that little bit more user-friendly this season:
1) Hang a mirror
Make sure you’re looking your best before leaving the house by popping a mirror next to the front door!
Above, Lockstone Stone Tiles
2) Add a table
A table is a very handy addition to a hallway! It’s a surface you can empty your pockets onto before hanging up your coat – your keys, wallet, etc.
Top tip: To add a pop of colour into the hallway, sit some flowers on the table! For a wonderful festive feel, it’s got to be a merry red poinsettia.
3) Introduce a chair
If there’s room, it’s always a good idea to have somewhere to sit in the hallway, so you can quickly pull off your wellies after a lovely wintry walk; rather than traipsing mud and leaves through your home. Go for a charming armchair or wall-hugging bench.
4) Install a coat rack
In the winter, it’s rare you’ll want to leave the house without a coat or a jacket, so make sure all your favourites are hanging by the door so you can quickly pick one on your way out. You can now get coat hook units with shelves and storage boxes. These are great for storing gloves and folded up scarves; perfect for fighting the cold snap.
Above, Rustic Oak Wood Effect Tiles
The power of pattern
If you’re looking to make a keen first impression on your guests as you open your front door to greet them, then we cannot overemphasise the appeal and charm of a patterned hallway floor space! Like any statement floor, the heavy patterning instantly catches the eye of your visitors and draws them into the home.
Whether rejuvenating an original Victorian display or injecting the look into a newer build, the idea of creating a period scheme in a hallway has never been more popular! Some say it’s down to the influence of TV phenomena such as Downton Abbey. No matter what the cause, there’s no denying that a Victorian hallway instantly adds some stately charm to the abode!
Here at Walls and Floors, we have a huge selection of Victorian Tiles to choose from. Mix and match different colours and shapes for a completely bespoke look that’s unique to your home.
There you have it – some fab ideas for refreshing your hallway, in time for the arrival of those festive guests.
How are you styling your living room for Christmas? We’d love to know! Tag us in your projects on Instagram @wallsandfloors.
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