3 narrow hallway ideas with a stylish and welcoming feel
Same narrow space, but three completely different looks. See how this narrow entryway can be styled in different ways: minimal and elegant, warm and traditional, and fun and playful. All feature practical solutions to keep things organised, and inspiring details that make every coming and going a delightful experience.
1. An elegant and contemporary hallway that feels luxe
With tones of pale pink, sage green, and pops of blue and orange, this narrow hallway makes for a grand entrance. The pink-painted walls add dimension to the hallway and create a dramatic effect – making the living room at the end of the hall appear brighter. Maximise impact with multiple pendant lamps. The lamps, and the long runners, elongate the space and guide the eye towards the living room. Opt for a slim table for an airy expression. Stools are handy too, for putting on shoes. These ones can simply be placed underneath the table to save space.
How to make a great first impression with a narrow hallway
Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere by evoking the senses of sight and smell. Add lamps and glass vases, and decorate with flowers and scented candles. Multiple mirror lamps and artwork on a picture ledge create a gallery-like feel. The result: an Instagrammable hallway that guests will want to linger in.
2. A chic traditional-style hallway that’s full of warmth
Plenty of mirrors and practical shoe storage solutions feature in this traditional-style narrow hallway. With a bright base of white, you can add warmth with gold-tone details, woven rugs and plants. Narrow benches that double as shoe storage are great for a narrow hallway. Add rails with hooks to maximise your wall’s storage capabilities. Placing rugs at an angle breaks up the hallway into different zones. A leafy plant placed high up adds an enveloping feeling and an organic touch to the space.
How to make a narrow hallway look bigger
Mirrors make a small and narrow space appear larger, and let you see into adjacent rooms. Materials with reflective surfaces such as glass and metal, help in bringing light in too. Place multiple mirrors in different shapes and sizes for an artistic look.
3. A fun and playful Scandi-style hallway for the whole family
This bright and playful narrow hallway with a Scandi style is full of fun details while keeping the look uncluttered. Let’s talk about the elephant – rather, the tent – in the room. It helps usher children into the hallway for easy coming and goings, and makes it the most fun room in the house to be in. The walls are painted in a whimiscal yellow colour less than halfway to the ceiling creating an optical illusion. It breaks up the solid corridor of wall, giving it extra depth and character. Multiple shoe racks placed in a line create a practical long bench to sit on while tying up trainers, and surfaces to place bags on.
What to hang in a hallway
Looking for ideas to decorate your hallway? The simple answer is: all the things that make you smile. It’s a great spot to be reminded of the things that make you happy, everyday. A memo board with pins is a casual and fun way to display your favourite photos, sketches and postcards. Long racks with knobs are great for storage too. Hang them low on the wall, so it’s easy for children to reach their things and get ready on their own.