Posts Tagged ‘hallway furniture’

Happy hallways

May 12, 2011

Is it just me who can’t break the habit of dumping my bag, coat, keys and mail as soon as I get in the front door? I’ve been inspired to mend my ways by this terrifically-tidy hallway.

hallway shoe and coat storage

The neat freak within me is pleased...

If you’re looking for hallway decorating ideas, perhaps integrating some clever storage ideas could be just the ticket! A drawer, basket or hook for each family member would surely do something to reduce the accumulation of odds and ends in the entry to your home, no?

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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Friday’s Fetish: decorating ‘rough luxe’

February 12, 2010

I wish I was brave enough to go for this decorating look (The February issue of Livingetc‘s Valentines gift to me) – a mix or rough textures and unfinished weathered surfaces with glossy and sparkly pieces that hit you harder than the cold winter air.

I would worry people had thought i’d stripped the wallpaper off in a moment of indecision (and I know my friends wouldn’t hesitate to tell me so), when really it’s the rough-around-the-edges feel that gives the ‘Rough Luxe’ look a lived-in yet UBER glam look (I’d point out!).

roomenvy - flower power living room

roomenvy - flower power living room

I’m sorry, but I just want to WRITHE around on that carpet! The beautiful flower stencils ‘aint too shabby either.

roomenvy - fireplace boudoir bedroom

roomenvy - fireplace boudoir bedroom

“Classic heritage paint shades, meet berry bedlinen.” “Bedlinen, classic heritage paint shades”

roomenvy - witty hallway

roomenvy - witty hallway

Ok, I love a quirky touch, but a classical bust statue sporting a sheepskin hat?

roomenvy - wrought iron accents dining room

roomenvy - wrought iron accents dining room

It’s the purple pebble rug that really sells this dining room to me.

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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hallway

hallway

Geometric style

April 6, 2009

What better way to make a stylish entrance than to add touches of on-trend geometrics to your hallway? My favourite feature has got to be the framed carpet on the wall – it creates impact and is a sure-fire talking point!

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hallway

hallway

Green-fingered hallway

April 2, 2009

Not everyone has the luxury of a potting shed, but as this hallway shows, there are plenty of other ways to stash those garden accessories. A hard-wearing storage cabinet is great for keeping all your tools out of sight yet close to hand, and tin cans are a cheap and easy way of keeping plants on display.

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garden hallway

garden hallway