The nights are drawing out, the weather is improving, (…a little) and the daffodils have arrived – spring is finally here!
After you’ve tackled the spring cleaning, March is also a great time of year to start thinking about all the home improvements and interior updates you want to make in 2015.
The hallway isn’t always top on the priority list, but it’s the perfect place to start. After all, it’s the first room you and your guests will come into when they enter your home, and you only get one chance to make a first impression.
In this post, we take a look at how you can spruce up your hallway and give it a new lease of life quickly and easily, with the addition of a few key accessories.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT RUG
Rugs work particularly well in halls, and you’ll be astonished at just how much difference the right rug can make to the look and feel of your hallway.
Practical and stylish, they provide a great way of updating and enhancing your existing room scheme. In addition, they will also help to protect your carpet or flooring, keeping it clean from muddy footprints and significantly extending its lifespan.
Style wise, you’ve got a huge range of options, including traditional, modern and shag pile rugs, in colours and sizes to suit every hallway. Colourful, highly patterned rugs are great for adding focal points to enhance simple design schemes, and more plain rugs can be used as a softer counterpoint to elaborate, colourful walls.
THE REFLECTION OF PERFECTION
A wall-mounted mirror is another great addition to your hall. Apart from being practical (so you can give yourself a quick once over before stepping out of the door), mirrors can also be design features in their own right.
Carefully positioned, you can use them to maximise available light and provide the illusion of a larger hallway, which can make your home seem brighter, lighter and more welcoming.
Choose a frame that complements the rest of your interior design scheme, and make sure it’s the right size to suit your space.
If you’ve got a large hallway, then it’s the perfect place to position some practical and stylish furniture. Coat hooks and stands are a good start, along with shoe racks, shelving or ottomans to keep things neat and tidy.
Bench seating or a few occasional chairs are also a great way of defining your hallway – and you’ll find them really useful when you’re waiting for your family members to get ready, or putting on your outdoor shoes. If you’re going for a mirror, then a small table placed underneath can be a great finishing touch.
If you’re feeling more ambitious, you can also look at introducing a new flooring option to your hall entrance. As an attractive and hard-wearing option, you can choose from a fantastic range of laminate flooring – a stylish, durable and easy to clean option that’s perfect for the hall.
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