The first impression counts – this also applies to the apartment. We’ll show you how you can decorate your hallway and create an inviting atmosphere.
The entrance area is an often neglected space when furnishing our apartment. Here you will find cloakrooms with countless jackets and crammed shoe cupboards, because we usually place more emphasis on functionality than on decoration in our hallway.
The hallway is the flagship of an apartment and the first room that guests look at. So why should we neglect the entrance area?
We’ll show you nice ideas and tips with which you can decorate your hallway. With this, not only will you feel at home in the future, but also your guests. Welcome Home!
Tip 1: decorate the hallway with wall decorations
One of the most effective ways to set up your hallway and create an inviting atmosphere is to decorate your walls with it. The walls in your hallway can be designed particularly well with pictures.
Is your hallway small? Then you should only decorate one wall with accessories if possible so that your hall does not look too cluttered. Rather use one or two larger prints in calm, light colors such as white or cream. A mirror can also work wonders because it can visually enlarge the plank.
If you want to set up a long, narrow hallway, you can attach several pictures in the style of a gallery. This looks particularly harmonious when it has a specific theme: family photos, travel photos or abstract art. The main thing is that your composition doesn’t look too chaotic later. Tips on how to best arrange your pictures can be found here: Designing a picture wall: You can use it to upgrade EVERY room!
Extra tip: Other wall decorations such as macramé’s, wall plates made of wicker or small wall shelves can also set great accents in your hallway. Because even if you are limited with regard to renovations, especially as a tenant, you can tear a lot with beautiful decorations.
Tip 2: Use color to decorate your hallway
It’s no secret that color affects our mood. So make use of the effect of colors in your entrance area as well. If your hallway is rather small and has only little light, you should use light wall color, because it optically creates more space. Pastel tones as well as white, cream or sand tones are good for designing the hallway.
If your hallway is spacious and large, you can be a little braver and use strong wall paint: For example in the form of patterned wallpaper or with colored accents such as pictures, decorations or pillows.
Tip 3: beautify the hallway with fresh green
Hardly anything can give your hallway a new look as quickly as plants or fresh flowers. A bit of green should therefore also be used when setting up the hallway, because green plants bring freshness to the room. Cut flowers also create an inviting atmosphere and can be arranged well on dressers. Do you need tips on choosing your plants? The lighting conditions in your hallway are decisive when choosing plants. Does it have a window and is it flooded with light? Great, because then you can put up almost any plant there. If your hallway is inside and has hardly any natural light, you should use shade-loving plants .
Extra tip: Hardly anything can change your hallway so quicklyto be missed like plants or fresh flowers. A bit of green should therefore also be used when furnishing the hallway, because green plants bring freshness to the room. Cut flowers also create an inviting atmosphere and can be arranged well on dressers.
Instead of simply placing the plants somewhere, you can also attach them to the wall with holders. This makes for more lightness and puts your plants in the limelight .
Tip 4: decorate the hallway with a nice wardrobe
Hand on heart: Most of the time, our cloakroom is only used to store our clothes. Far too often she is completely hung up and our shoes are standing around in front of her, so that we would rather not look at them. And that is anything but inviting.
But a cloakroom not only has to be functional, it can also look great. So make use of your wardrobe in the hallway design, because a chic clothes rack is already half the battle and gives your hall a completely new look. And it doesn’t even have to be a design piece! You can find beautiful cloakroom ideas to make yourself here: Storage space has never been so stylish!
Extra tip: But a cloakroom not only has to be functional, it can also look great. So make use of your wardrobe when designing the hallway, because a chic clothes rack is already half the battle and gives your hall a completely new one . And it doesn’t even have to be a design piece! You can find beautiful wardrobe ideas to make yourself here:
A messy hallway will never look inviting. So always only hang the jackets and coats on the wardrobe that you are wearing because they are in season. The same goes for shoes. This makes your wardrobe look much more tidy.
With these MADE products you can keep things tidy with style:
Tip 5: create coziness in the hallway design
Who does not want an entrance area that directly provides comfort? Because although there is usually a feeling of exhaustion in the hallway, a few tricks can be used to create a cozy atmosphere. Small furniture such as chests of drawers, side tables, benches or wooden chairs make the room more homely.
When choosing furniture, it is especially important that it does not look too massive. Fragile pieces of furniture, for example on slim legs made of wood or with a metal frame, are well suited. While benches and chests of drawers create storage space, chairs with a cozy cushion invite you to linger.
In the hallway, you can easily dress up your chest of drawers with beautiful decorations. Regardless of whether it’s a vase with flowers, an old typewriter, a mirror, holiday souvenirs or a small basket to stow hats. So you’d rather have a look at the hallway!
Extra tip: Your home will be even more beautiful if you use selected accessories in the hallway. A door wreath or a doormat with an inscription such as “Welcome” or “Home” creates a positive impression even before entering the apartment.