Design Ideas to Deal With Every Type of Hallway

Design Ideas to Deal With Every Type of Hallway

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Jennifer Hunter
Jun 19, 2015

Halls are amazing for getting from one room to another but so often they're oddly-shaped or just awkward so it's hard to know how to style them right. Here's what 5 real life residents (renters included) did to make their hallways sing.

Huge (above)

It's not quite a whole room, but it's pretty close. Leila and Buff's hall is huge! They made great use of the big space by lining the walls with furniture (and storage) and keeping the flow moving forward with a long, leading rug.

Narrow

(Image credit: Nuevo Estilo)

Having a narrow hall doesn't mean you can't decorate. This one from Nuevo Estil0 keeps the decor shallow with thin picture ledges and ups the style ante with a painted ceiling.

Awkward

(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)

Tara has a oddly-shaped entry without much room for decor so she made great use of her wall with a colorful mural that doesn't take up any floor space or limit mobility.

Angled

Eunice's hall is at a 90-degree angle so walking through it means you're faced with a wall-in-the-face. She made sure that wall was both useful (shoe storage and hooks are never a bad idea) and interesting (that sculptural tree/art).

Non-existent

Rachel & Brian have no hall at all — the door opens directly into their living space — but they still managed to craft themselves an entry by defining the space with a mat and hanging a hook for essentials.

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