Your hallway is the first thing guests see as they come through the front door - so make sure it's warm and welcoming.
Follow our tips and advice on how to decorate your hallway and find the perfect storage units.
Hallways are only used as a walk-through, so you can afford to make a statement.
- Create a feature wall
Experiment with eye-catching wallpaper and bright patterns. Avoid plain white walls as these can get grubby easily.
- Choose a strong carpet
If you'd rather keep your walls neutral, opt for a colourful hallway runner. Just make sure it is hard-wearing as this is a high traffic area.
- Don't forget the finishing touches
Position flowers on a nearby table for a welcoming first impression or hang photos on the walls for a personal touch.
Hallways can often be narrow and dark - so the right lighting is essential.
- Make the most of natural light
Mirrors are a great way of reflecting natural light, and they can also give the impression of space.
- Position uplighters or spotlights along the corridor
Uplighters and wall lights are both practical and stylish - perfect for giving hallways that welcoming feel.
- Install a skylight
- A skylight can make a world of difference to small spaces. Visit Velux for more details.
Hallways can be a great place to store shoes, coats and keys.
- Storage bench
Hide hallway clutter with a useful storage bench. Choose one with compartments and load it up with boxes and baskets.
- Side table
A small table by your front door is ideal for dumping post or displaying a bouquet of flowers. Browse through our photo gallery of side tables to pick out the perfect one.
- Key holder
Decorative wire key holders take up no space at all and can be mounted on the wall - perfect for those who are always losing their keys!
- Shoe rack
Shoe racks are great for family homes as they keep the hallway organised. Slide the rack under a side table if you'd prefer keep it out of sight.