The Hallway Effect: How to add character to your home through this connective space

Amber Interiors

The hallway is an often ignored space in the home, but it shouldn’t be! Just because it is a functional pathway, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Adding a few statement pieces to this neglected space can add character your home. Take a look at these ideas for making over your hallway.



2018 Coastal Living Idea House / image via Something Southern Blog

Whether you love the look of a Turkish vintage, or the simple texture of an affordable jute, a runner is a no fail way to spruce up your hallway. We love this runner here paired with those woven baskets on the wall. Such a pretty combination of texture and pattern.



SHM Architects and Coats Homes / photo: Costa Christ Media

From a giant statement planter to a simple basket filled with faux stems, a little pop of green can make your hallway feel fresh and inspiring.

Statement Lighting


Hallway lighting is often recessed, or a basic flush mount. Elevate the design with pendants that make a statement.


Natural Light

Ashley Clark via Domino

If you are starting from scratch and building your dream home, consider adding natural light to your hallways through windows, glass doors, or skylights. The effect creates a fresh, welcoming environment.


Gallery Wall

Rita Chan Interiors

Long hallways are perfect for a linear collection of photos or art. Here monochromatic white adds interest while still feeling crisp and clean, or go bold with frames and prints in a mix of colors, wood tones, and metals.

Built-in Storage

Katie Staples

If you are remodeling your home, consider adding storage closets to your hallway. It is a great place to store linens, holiday decor, or games.


Bench Seating

Kate Lester Interiors

Whether built-in or a favorite wooden or woven, bench seating in a wide hallway can make the space useful in more ways than one. This especially makes sense if your hallway is at the top of the stairs or leads to a back door.

Statement Tile

Lindsay Hill Interiors

Give your hallway a personality of it’s own with statement tile that sets it apart. The look is functional and beautiful.


With a few unique design details, you can transform your hallway. The overall effect will add beauty and character to your home.



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