Posts Tagged ‘hall’

Warm welcome

August 21, 2012

It’s a space I never get tired of looking at. Mainly, I think, because of the initial impression it gives you – it’s important to get it just right. What am I talking about? Hallways, of course!

Now, you may already have your hall nicely decorated, but don’t let that stop you – no one really needs a reason to redecorate, sometimes we do so simply because we can. After all, there’s nothing more fun for an interiors enthusiast than planning the next scheme.

Here’s a few beautiful ideas to whet your appetite.

Carpet in a hallway just looks so inviting and this Natural Look design by Carpetright is in a practical grey shade.

 

 

If you’re lucky enough to have a hallway of this size, why not go all out with the glamour? Statement furniture and an elegant glass pendant certainly create a room to be proud of.

This stair runner cosies up a plain painted staircase and is bang on trend for this year’s autumn/winter season.

Get creative and add a splash of colour by painting your banisters or banustrades. I love this quirky hall, and the green spindles look stunning when set against crisp white.

Laurie

When hall’s not what it seems…

June 29, 2012

A hall’s a hall’s a hall. Or is it? Just looking over the latest H2H halls gallery made me realise how differently we use this space. Mine currently serves as: a dumping ground for coats; a sleeping area for cats; a storage area for golf clubs (and other assorted items of sports equipment that hardly ever get used). In our defence, we do have a charming old bureau that at least looks as though it belongs there. Check out this link – it may well make you think again about that space you thought was just for meeting and greeting.

Seán O

Play and display – does a piano here hit the right note?

Table Envy

April 18, 2012

Now I know that I showed you some great hallway examples not so long ago, but I couldn’t resist blogging about this little beauty. Taken from one of our upcoming homes in the June issue of 25 Beautiful Homes (on sale 3rd May – don’t miss it!), I think it’s a great example of how you can make the most of a small space.

There’s a real combination of styles here, but the ornate wooden console table really comes into its own set against such a neutral background.

Love it. Want it.

Laurie

Grand entrance

July 6, 2011

Not a room, strictly speaking, but in the majority of homes, the hallway is the first impression you get of a house. Which is why I am here to implore you not to neglect it – treat it as you would any other room, lavish care and attention onto it and put your own stamp on it…

This space is a total mishmash of styles but do you know what, it just works somehow. The colourful Victorian-style floor tiles take centre stage, hence the neutral walls, yet the colour of the retro chair jumps out at you and is a great example of how combining shades from the same palette (blues and teals in this case), can be a simple but effective trick. Throw in a decorative, shabby chic wheelbarrow and a bit of greenery and you’ve got yourself a funky room.

Now, all-white is not normally my thing but in the case of this colourful stairway, even I realise that it’s necessary to allow the bright green balusters to pop. It’s such an easy update and the colour combinations are endless – think rainbow colours, alternating shades or random combinations with no pattern whatsoever. Fancy a change? No problem – let you imagination run wild.

There are three elements that make this last hallway for me: the beautiful mottled stone flooring, the canes and umbrellas in the stand and the dog in the doorway. It has a wonderfully worn, rustic feel and, thanks to the neutral decor, the furniture can easily be added to and mixed up – the owners could quite easily switch the chair for a wooden coat stand or hang a heavy drape over the door. But, I think the best thing about this room is the beautifully soft light: I get the feeling that stepping foot through the door would transport me back to happier, calmer, less complicated times of a bygone era. Emily

Summer of Love: 3 best hallway ideas

September 9, 2010

OK, so onward with my summer favourites! Hmmmmm, let’s start with sexy hallway ideas. I’ve been browsing the web daily for inspiration for my hallway ever since I decided to buy my house!

Here are my top 3 hallway ideas of the summer…

1) Casual hallway seating. I love the thought of my friends and family (travelling MILES to visit me, of course!!) slumping down into a cosy haven as soon as they get through the door!

roomenvy - floral seating hallway idea

roomenvy - floral seating hallway idea

2) Update a white staircase. I fell in love with the rainbow bannisters, what a great (and, most importantly, inexpensive) way to update a neutral space.

roomenvy - colourfully painted hallway staircase

roomenvy - colourfully painted hallway staircase

3) A touch of good ol’ coastal style. Summer wouldn’t be summer without at least one seaside-inspired decorating scheme to wow me. I love this hallway idea, especially the personalised memo boards for each member of the family.

roomenvy - coastal-style hallway

roomenvy - coastal-style hallway

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Hallway ideas – make an eye-popping entrance

September 7, 2010

Looking to glam up your hallway? Those decorating gurus at Homes & Gardens have come up with some fantastic high-impact, low-effort ways to transform your hallway whether you update the walls or the floors!

Check out this video for hallway decorating inspiration

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Hallway decorating ideas for every style

July 30, 2010

So are you a modern, traditional or country decorator? Or a mix of all three? Housetohome are doing a series of ’10 of the best’ photo galleries for every room and EVERY style, so you can browse through everything from the best country bathrooms to the best modern children’s rooms. I when inspiration falls into my toast-crumbed LAP!

Today is hallway decorating day! I’ve flicked through their galleries and STOLEN by favourite idea (feel a touch guilty!)

Modern hallway – I love the sleek glass staircase and graphic print rug.

roomenvy - graphic modern hallway

roomenvy - graphic modern hallway

Country hallway – a hallway with a LIVING ROOM where the coatstand should be, has to get my vote!

roomenvy - white country hallway

roomenvy - white country hallway

Traditional hallway – smart and sophisticated, this hallway makes a grand ol’ entrance.

roomenvy - smart traditional hallway

roomenvy - smart traditional hallway

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Hallway decorating ideas – to the beach!

June 30, 2010

I love this summer hallway decorating idea, it just makes me want to reach for my bucket and spade (ahem, my baby brother’s bucket and spade) and head straight to the beach.

Devote a designated spot to change shoes or hang coats and towels to keep the place tidy as kids run in and out. Brighten up the space with bright fabric and colourful hooks, and by add as many coastal-chic accessories as possible! The beach sign is so sweet (although, I think it’s pointing in the wrong direction?) and the cushions are so so pretty!

roomenvy - summer holiday hallway

roomenvy - summer holiday hallway

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Hallways designs with animal instinct!

May 26, 2010

First came butterflies, then came the birds, so I guess it was only a matter of time before other creatures started crawling into our decorating schemes. At first, I wasn’t a fan, imagining a living room covered in duck memorabilia or a horrifying shark feature wall (imagine?), but I have seen some cute designs using pretty creature comforts.

I found these animal-inspired hallway designs in Country Homes and Interiors, and I think they’re just adorable.

Turn a country-style bench into an inviting seat with bunny scatter cushions, a bunny doortstop and a cute rabbit wall stencil.

roomenvy - rabbit hallway

roomenvy - rabbit hallway

A smart-dog print wallpaper adds interest under the dado rail in this hallway design. Complete the look with a framed row of doggy silhouettes.

roomenvy - doggy hallway

roomenvy - doggy hallway

This is a bit too formal for me, but I think the subtle pencil sketch wallpaper is very pretty – it adds an elegant touch without overpowering the scheme.

roomenvy - horsey hallway

roomenvy - horsey hallway

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Clever storage: clear hallway clutter

August 13, 2009

Check out this super-organised hallway! It’s ideal for the busy family lifestyle, with built in shelving for baskets filled with everything from hats, gloves and scarves, to ‘man drawer essentials’ (keys, batteries, foreign currency!) It also has a handy seat for when you’re taking off muddy shoes, and a storage area underneath for you can to stash them. I think it’s great!

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