Modern Decor for Your Hallways

Modern Decor for Your Hallways

Hallways are one of the most travelled places in a home. Because of this, they also tend to become a central hub for discarded shoes, toys, clothes, school bags and other random accessories.

It is essential to have a well decorated and presentable hallway, as one of the first impressions a guest has of your home comes from the state of your hallways. Make use of a couple basic entry decorating tips to create a more inviting atmosphere in your home.

The simplest way to begin decorating your hallway is by adding a rug. When choosing a runner rug, get something smaller than the depth and length of your hallway. This will ensure that your hallway frames the rug properly. Hallway rugs are not meant to be used as carpets; their purpose is to highlight the area they occupy. Choose any style, design and color that complement the surroundings.

If you have a dark hallway, try adding some light-colored trim and molding from your local home improvement store. Hallways often have a dark color trim that make them appear too shadowed.

Lighting fixtures are an integral part of your hallway decor.  By adding wall scones, you will take your hallway staging to a whole new level. Place them appropriate locations to achieve the lighting effect you want. It is recommended to place wall scones five feet above the floor with ten feet separating each scone.  If your house has high or vaulted ceilings, you should place them appropriate to the height of their surroundings. Hallway scones come in several different styles. These include contemporary types, made of wrought iron, antique, and mission style lights.

Creating a framed wall collage of black and white photos of your family members is a creative way to create a personalize hallway decor. These are a few simple steps that you can take to immediately enhance your hallway at home. Don’t limit yourself to any specific format.  Get creative!

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate


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