Wallpapering your Hallways

Wallpapering your Hallways

Let’s be honest, hallways are underrated. They get us from one room to the next, and that is about it. How often do we consider how our hallway ‘looks and feels’, and have we ever thought about making it ‘look and feel’ better? It took me a long time to redesign my hallway, as I never really noticed its lack of ‘look and feel’. Hallways can be more than just getting from room to another, they can make a statement and be a place to share your style and character. Here are some tips when redesigning your hallways.

  1. A long, narrow, low-lit hallway needs light colours, however if there is natural light (direct or indirect), patterns with more intense or darker colours can be used.
  2. Choose a bold pattern for a bold statement. Anything from typographic or nostalgic patterns, flowers, geometry, hand drawn art, textured organic materials(brick, wood, ceramics), or even Baroque and Art Deco styles. As long as your hallway is well lit, you can pull off these patterns in any corridor.
  3. Vertical stripes will make the ceiling look higher, and horizontal stripes will make the hallway look longer; it all depends on what effect you want to create. If you have a “zig-zag, or curved wall hallway, try out horizontal stripes for a unique effect!
  4. If you have chosen a simple hue/tone for wallpaper, pair it with a bold patterned rug or runner. However, choose the opposite if you have a heavily patterned wallpaper, as it would make the hallways seem cluttered or busy.
  5. Did you Know? Hallways can double as an art gallery. This can be a great space to not only wallpaper with an outrageous print, but also hang all the art that has been collecting in your hallway closet. Consider using medium to light tones of wallpaper, as anything too dark or bold may “drown out” the art you are displaying.

All in all, your hallway can remain that narrow space that connects A to B, or it can become a new space in your house that shows off your style, as well as creates a new ambience your home has not had before. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy the design process and revel in your creativity.