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Whether you've just moved into a new home or you've been in your home for a while, there's likely space that you've don't know how to decorate or make the most of, and that's the hallway. Small hallways, long hallways, narrow hallways or wide hallways ... they all have one thing in common: they leave homeowners feeling stumped on how to make them completely functional yet stylish. That's why we've compiled a list of our favourite ways to take advantage of your hallway's length or width, make the space feel bigger, and become a hallway interior design expert.


Good Lighting Is Everything

If you have a narrow hallway, mounted ceiling lights will be your best friend. Don't use wall-mounted lights that stick out. A pendant-mounted light can really make a statement and catch people's eye. A good rule of thumb is to place each light eight feet apart and to draw the eye down the hallway by placing a light at each end. If you have a bit of a wider hallway, who says that you can't mix and match? A console table with a table lamp and other decor items will finish the space off.


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Add Visual Interest

Looking for small hallway ideas to bring your creative side to life? Believe it or not, a narrow space or small hallway is a great opportunity to create a gallery wall, add mirrors to create more natural light, add some small runners/area rugs, or even bring out pops of colour in a different wallpaper, a unique painting, or even a different paint colour. If you have enough extra space, adding a bench along a wall with soft furnishings (like colourful pillows or throw blankets). Art and benches can help break up the hall a bit more while also showcasing your style, plus you'll have a cozy place to rest or sit if need be. People also love the idea of adding a hangable chalkboard or using chalkboard paint in a small hallway where you can write messages to your friends and family, leave friendly reminders about things, or doodle!


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Create An Inviting Entryway

As soon as your guests come through the front door, you want to greet them with a warm, inviting space. Not every house will have a lot of room or floor space right through their front doors, but that can actually help you add more storage. By hanging shelves, you'll have a spot for your keys, bags, coats, and more, but you can also add baskets to add extra storage, especially for things like wet clothes that need to be washed, or extra scarves and mittens. If your small space is filling up quickly, a perfect spot to add more storage (or a cute nook or playroom) is under the stairs!


Let Your Personality Shine Through

Small hallway ideas are endless. Whether you add table lamps, small furniture, or unique artwork, creating a functional yet stylish hall can be a fun project to tackle, you just have to release your inner artist. No matter how small, walls are like a blank canvas for you to express yourself.


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