Upgrade an Often Forgotten Space: Inspiring Ideas from Super Stylish Hallways

Upgrade an Often Forgotten Space: Inspiring Ideas from Super Stylish Hallways

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 1, 2016
(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

A hallway doesn't have to be just a way to get from point A to point B. With a little creativity and a little time, you can turn this long, narrow, utilitarian space into a place worth lingering in.

The space you're dealing with may not be as wide as the entryway/hallway above, but there's still plenty here to inspire, like the painted walls, dramatic lighting, mirror wall, and that incredible painted floor. Image from Desire to Inspire.

(Image credit: Bo Bedre)

A series of patterned rugs adds character to this hallway from Bo Bedre.

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A dark, rich paint color and a contrasting rug are all it takes to elevate this hallway from Emmas Designblogg. Painting the ceiling makes for an especially cohesive and enveloping look.

(Image credit: The Socialite Family)

I love the effect of the Cole & Son 'Woods' wallpaper and the black wainscot and doors in this hallway from The Socialite Family.

In this hallway spotted on My Domaine, a series of picture ledges and a colorful rug add interest. The sconce mounted right above gives a little extra importance to the art on the left.

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Wallpaper and painted trim makes this hallway from My Domaine anything but boring.

A gallery wall covers a hallway from The Way We Play.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

Black and white stripes paired with white beadboard and a gold mirror make for a stylish space in Kristen's Palm Beach-Inspired Home In Burbank.

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Painting just a short wall (and the door in it) at the end of a hallway adds a dose of dark drama. Image from Living.

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