How to Create the Wow-Factor with Your Hallway
Out of all the rooms in the home, it would be fair to say that the hallway rarely gets considered. Most of us are far too busy concentrating on the kitchen and bathroom; the two rooms which can really make a difference to the value of your home.
However, if you look at the bigger picture, the hallway is something that can provide monumental value to your home as well. Let’s not forget that this is usually the first part of the home that anyone steps into and of course, first impressions matter.
Bearing this in mind, today’s post will take a look at some of the easiest ways to spruce up your hallway. Whether you are selling your home or not, this will make a considerable difference on how your home is perceived.
Sometimes, it’s just a bunch of flowers
Some guides will talk about knocking down walls and other tactics that can make the space look wider (narrow hallways are a big turn-off for most people!).
For the purposes of keeping things simple, let’s start with a tip about flowers. If you can position a fresh bunch on a nearby table in your hallway, you’ll immediately catch the attention of anyone that walks through the door. It will immediately provide that clean and fresh feeling – and sometimes that is all that a hallway needs.
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Take advantage of mirrors
This next suggestion doesn’t involve spending big bucks either. Instead, it’s just about being shrewd with your interior choices. Now let’s talk about mirrors. No, you’re not going to create some sort of house of mirrors, but if you try placing a few in your hallway you can make it look bigger than it really is. You can position them so light can rebound around the hallway which can transform a dark and dingy space into one that looks much more open. It’s a great option for positive first impressions.
Be shrewd with your lighting choices
Lighting is often one of those points that is overlooked. We’ve spoken about how hallways can become dark places, often with very little natural light. It means that you have to make your lighting work harder than normal.
Some people will do this by having giant shades everywhere, but another approach is to create focal points. Direct some spotlights towards a feature wall, or in some cases, away from an area of the hallway that perhaps isn’t as flattering as you’d like.
Runner rugs can be an easy win
Finally, let’s turn to runner rugs. Some people will be completely put off by such an idea, but for the purposes of a hallway they can work like a charm.
There are a couple of benefits to runner rugs, the first being that they can add a splash of color and style to a room that is often devoid of both. As we all know, we’re taught to decorate our hallway walls neutrally, but a runner rug allows you to inject a splash of color into them.
Then, there’s the point about tricking the eye. Particularly in those hallways which are on the small size, runner rugs can make people think that they are longer than they really are. They elongate the space – and this can be a great, lasting first impression for anyone you want to impress.
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