The hallway is a key part of your home. The first place you and your visitors step into when you arrive. It’s worth putting in effort to create a warm and welcoming space that you’ll just love to come home to.
Ditch the Clutter
Above all a welcoming hallway should be clean, fresh and clutter free. Doors should be able to swing open easily and there should be a clear pathway through the hall. The hallway should smell nice and be well aired.
Use your hallway to create a first impression of your home. Choose colours that reflect your personality, your creativity and the vibe of your home. Rich colours can create a warm welcoming vibe, whilst cooler pale shades can instantly create a sense of calm and tranquility. Choose a colour palette that really makes you feel happy to be home.
Hallways are high-traffic areas – choose flooring that can stand up to lots of wear and tear – natural wood, good quality laminate or traditional tiles are a great choice for the hall, they’re easy to keep clean too. Add a hallway runner or rugs to add a sense of coziness and warmth.
Hallway furniture should always be stylish and nice to look at but also provide storage to hide away shoes, hats, scarves and bags. It’s a great idea to turn your shoe storage or hallway cupboards into a beautiful focal point by adding a simple, elegant table mirror from Cox & Cox to create a hallway table. Add a vase of flowers, a table lamp or a couple of scented candles to really make the hallway feel a special and lovely place to be.
Think about adding a row of good quality coat hooks, a place for guests to hang their coats and bags as they come into your home.
If you have the space it’s always a nice idea to add a chair – just somewhere to sit down as you put on or take off your shoes is always a convenient addition to an entryway space.
Add some lovely little extra welcoming touches, like a small bowl of beautifully wrapped chocolates for guests to help themselves to as they enter or leave. Maybe a bowlful of fruit so the kids can take a piece on their way out to school in the morning. Little thoughtful touches that make people feel good.
Disclosure – collaborative post on behalf of Cox & Cox for full details of my disclosure policy please read here.