When it comes to small spaces that are hard to design, the hallway is one of the worst offenders. The narrow width and plethora of doorways make it almost impossible to find a place for any furniture, but creating a landing pad in the hallway is helpful for dropping everyday accoutrement like keys and change. As you can see in the ‘Before’ picture below, a metal stool provided a small landing pad, but the space was essentially a long white box with no personality and the width was only accentuated by a long mirror at the end. While the long mirror was great for a last-minute outfit check, keeping these in the boudoir and bringing more intentional design to the hallway now makes it a chic one-stop destination before heading into the bedroom. Click through for the full transformation, and check in next week for more details on the Easy Stripe lattice ceiling with WallsNeedLove and wooden bead chandelier DIY project!
With a two-tone lattice bringing an element of depth to the ceiling, the hallway was transformed from boring box to a room with visual interest. It was also pretty easy to convert our horrible gold metal light fixtures from cheap to boho chic with a coat of matte black spray paint and the crafty genius of my mother. With the mirrored sconces flanking a smaller wall mirror, the eye is drawn up and across rather than just up and down, and the slim console fit perfectly at the end of the hall to add a modern touch that balances the proliferation of gold and mirrored surfaces above. The last touch was a subtle shade of grey (the exact shade of the lighter stripes) to the door frames.
Hallway present a decorating challenge, but can become pretty interesting spaces when you think about all of it’s surfaces, right?