The hallway is the first room of your home that people see, and as the welcoming area, it’s important to ensure its warm and inviting. There are lots of different elements that add up to create this kind of atmosphere, but if you take them all into consideration then you’ll have the perfect hallway for your home. From homely scents to family photographs, this useful selection of tips for your hallway will help you capture the perfect atmosphere.
Focus on Flooring
If your hallway has the right kind of flooring, then you’re already ahead of the game. Flooring plays a huge part in the way a room feels, whether you have soft carpets, chic marble or traditional wooden floorboards, the flooring matters. To make sure your flooring helps to create a positive atmosphere when you enter the house, make sure it’s always clean and fresh, with no marks or areas of dust, as these can really dampen that positive atmosphere. You can then add to the welcoming feel by introducing a stylish hallway runner or rug to the mix. Adding a rug to the room will instantly bring a cozy feel to the area and add a lovely touch of character, whilst also enhancing your personal style.
Crack the Color Scheme
Warm and welcoming interiors almost always have a neutral color scheme. There’s nothing wrong with injecting bursts of color into the room, but for the main features such as the walls, floors, and furniture, you want to focus on subtle, neutral colors. Creams, greys, browns, and yellows are perfect for capturing that warm feel, whilst keeping the décor soft and minimal. You can then bring color in through the additional touches such as curtains, blinds, rugs and other decorative touches. If you’re unsure of which color scheme will work best for your hallway, try to keep the theme consistent throughout the house, so you may find that having cream in the living room enables you to add it to the hallway for a smooth transition from room to room.
There are certain hallway furniture pieces that are ideal for making space feel welcoming and fresh, and if you get the right balance of furniture you’ll be able to finish off the room perfectly. Start by thinking about the space you have available to work with. You need to ensure you don’t overdo the décor, as the last thing you want is for your hallway to feel crowded or cramped. Investing in certain hall furniture such as a stylish console table, ideal for your telephone, a bowl for your keys and a lamp, as this will come in really useful each day. You can then look at introducing other features such as a chair to use when putting shoes on, a coat hook or shelving for shoes, a stylish mirror to enhance the décor and reflect the natural lighting and even a little bookcase for display purposes. These features are all simple yet will have a really positive effect on the décor.
From the moment you enter someone’s home, you instantly begin to create an idea of what that person likes, how they live and what they’re interested in. Your décor can say a lot about you, but to ensure your personality is truly portrayed through your hallway you should include some family photographs, along with your favorite ornaments and other personal items that are going to give your hallway that welcoming homely feel. You could even introduce a beautiful diffuser to add to the atmosphere and create a lovely scent from the moment you enter the room.