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 Friday, July 20th, 2018

March 26, 2011

Hallway Decorating Ideas

Is a hallway is just a way to get from one end of the house to another? Not at all!

The hall is just as much a part of the house as the living room, so spruce it up!

Add mirrors and reflective styling pieces wherever possible. It's a foolproof way to make a space feel larger and add more light.

Don't forget design lighting. It's important in a hallway to have light that illuminates on at least two levels -- a ceiling light, a desk lamp or a small spot on the floor, pointing up, wall washing recessed lights to high light art.. Together, they'll give dimension and life to a dark space.

To add interest to a dark wall, add some new woodwork, like a colorful chair rail or unique moldings.

If you have space add a small decorative table or a wood ledge with interesting pieces. In smaller hallways, this helps add focal points without the feeling of clutter.

Make it interesting, If you hang family pictures in a gallery use different thicknesses of frames or add some shadow boxes Unexpected items establish the impression that you put extra thought and care into your decor; make it fun, interesting and bright!

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