From tiny, cramped hallways to those who seemingly never see the light of day, we have certainly experienced our fair share of design challenges. And yes, we know that working with a smaller, much narrower space can be tricky, but as it turns out there are quite a few ways in which you can inject more space and style (and light) into even the dullest hallway.
- For drab hallways: Hang mirrors
Placed in the correct spot, a mirror will not only amplify your space, but will also cast and reflect light around the room. The result? A hallway that’s nowhere near as dark and constricted as it seemed before.
2. For drab hallways: Add more glass
You want to introduce more natural light to help beat the gloominess away. So, how about some decorative (but also practical) glass panes in your front door? Even the smallest ones can still make a massive difference in terms of illumination.
And should privacy or security be a problem, consider opal or frosted glass.
3. For drab hallways: Create a gallery wall
Don’t ever forget about character, for she’s just as important as visibility and practicality. With a gallery wall, you not only add character and a personal touch to your hallway (or any room, for that matter), but also visual interest in the form of colour, texture, shapes, patterns, etc.
4. For drab hallways: Paint the walls
You don’t need to hire a professional Painter to tell you that lighter colours help a room seem bigger and brighter. And fortunately there exists a whole world of appropriate tints for smaller spaces, other than the ever-loving neutrals, of course.
Hint: Opt for paint with a hint of sheen to reflect light even more.
5. For drab hallways: Look up
According to the United Kingdom’s National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, a skylight or roof light can be up to three times more efficient at bringing in light than regular windows. And although this is a novel idea, do be sure to investigate if your roof profile will allow for a skylight over your first-floor hallway.