10 Ways To Dress A Hallway

Hallways are often overlooked and seem to be the last place people are willing to decorate. 

If we think about what hallways are, they are really just an area in a building or home onto which rooms open…like a corridor of doors. What do you do on the walls? Art? Photo Gallery? What is the right solution for such an awkard space?

We have you covered! Below are 10 Hallways that maximize space and look amazing…

 

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This hallway is styled to perfection, we love the gallery wall of photos and the vignette area with dresser, mirror and rug. Fresh flowers and books are always a welcoming touch if the hallway leads to your foyer.
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Black or charcoal gray paint colours really pop against the white doors and trim, this look is so elgant you don’t need much artwork. The cowhide mosaic rug is a nice piece to bring all of the colours together. A black and white fabric pattern works well too.

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The eye is leading directly to this dark wall at the end of the hallway, it distracts from the light taupe wall colour that almost blends in with the doors. The casual carpet runner gentle leads the eye to the photo gallery. A great place to present your favourite family photos.

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This modern hallway is more of a gallery style, photos hung low with large matting and gold pendant lights hanging to light the space…simple and stylish!

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Runners can be bold and their pattern might be enough to decorate the whole hallway, this soft wall colour and doors/trim combination looks amazing paired with this tribal carpet runner.
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A lot of us have laundry upstairs or have a closet we dream of moving it to. This barn door painted in a light blue really makes this hallway unique and hides the laundry perfectly.

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If we don’t have a linen closet in the hallway, why not create one with an old narrow armoire or glass door cabinet.

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Some people enjoy putting wainscotting or a chair rail up on the bottom of the wall, this allows you to paint it out with trim paint to match all of the doors. It really makes the walls pop on the top half, the perfect compromise to a brighter colour.

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This hallway is classic and has a warm cozy glow to it, from elegant sconces to lit artwork. The shelves create an interesting area with books, boxes and accessories collected from travels.

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Q & A Thursday: Foyer Transformation

Q & A:

How can I transform this old and boring foyer. We just purchased this century old home that needs a lot of TLC. I have 4 kids so need storage and my favourite colour is green, would that work?

Thank you,

Sarah J from Mississauga,ON

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Hi Sarah,

Your foyer has so much potential. We suggest some custom built-ins to maximize your storage, seating and a few hooks for jackets, etc. A tile floor would be much more practical as well, perhaps a dark slate palette. By painting out the inside of your front door in a deep charcoal will create a focal point as well.

The photo of this foyer below is painted in a nice gray green tone and paired with creamycabinets.Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 3.16.37 PM

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1 Foyer, 3 ways

Benjamin Moore shows you how to do a grand entrance, in 3 different colours. Which one do you like?

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 9.53.37 PMThe hint of green in tapestry beige (OC-32) warms up this formal entrance hall.

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  • Stairs, trim + wainscotting: OC-117 Simple White
  • Walls: OC-32 Tapestry Beige
  • Accent: HC-166 Kendall Charcoal

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  • Stairs, trim + wainscotting: AF-45 Collector’s Item
  • Walls: 2111-40 Taos Taupe
  • Accent: HC-71 Hasbrouck Brown

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  • Stairs, trim + wainscotting: HC-170 Stonington Gray

  • Walls: 2108-70 Lacey Pearl
  • Accent: 2130-30 Almost Black

Create the foyer you want…

4 tips for creating a gorgeous foyer

1. Try painting your foyer a different colour from the rooms adjacent to it. Warm colours appear inviting and cool tones can create a calming space.  A scrubbable paint is perfect for foyers and hallways, when people come into your home they usually lean against the wall and take their shoes off.  Try our Aura paint in either an eggshell or matte finish.

2. Lighting is very important in the entrance way, make sure there is adjustable brightness. Not extremely bright, but well lit and welcoming. For a big dose of drama and high style opt for wallpaper and a large lighting fixture that makes a statement.  A very important touch is to always add a plant of some kind, to bring in oxygen and new energy. Keep this room always feeling fresh.

3. Hang large mirrors, this will give you a preview of rooms to come by reflecting attractive features of an adjacent room.  They will also increase the space and reflect light.  We have some amazing mirrors, come into our store today and check out our decor items.

4. Create a Wall of Life, you could display a gallery wall of artwork, photographs or showcase a beautiful piece of artwork/sculpture on a foyer table.

A Modern Painted Staircase

This traditional home built in 1910 is getting a modern overhaul. A big paint makeover this entryway. Designer Kirsten Grove mixed modern with the original classic touches of this home.

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Midnight Oil 1631 by Benjamin Moore is the darkest shade of blue-black and offers instant drama. Kirsten wanted the stairs to become a fun focal point so she chose to paint the stair molding in the Midnight Oil and walls/windown trim surrounding in Decorators White CC-20.

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It it really does brings a modern touch to a classic, traditional space.

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