Our hallways are one of the number one spots in our house that we tend to overlook. But, in fact, they’d also the number one spot that can absolutely transform the foundation and atmosphere of our home. Bigger, brighter and better designs can help create the solid bones for the entire space. But when you’ll working with small, dull or dark areas, it can get frustrating. Let’s take at look at 10 easy ways to make your hallways look bigger and brighter.
Paint it light.
Choose your colors wisely. Go for a lighter color that will open up the space, whites, creams and extremely light pastels will help to create a bigger illusion. Stay away from warm tones and darker shades because it will only the make the hallway look smaller.
Keep clutter at bay.
Do not use hallways to stack toys, books or any of the randoms from your daily happenings. Keep things off of the floor and out of everyone’s walking path. Not only will this create less stress for you but it will make a wider appearance, which is the goal!
Opt for mirrors.
Mirrors are always a great idea to use when you’re in search for the illusion of more space. And the best choice if you’re trying to lengthen and widen the hallway, go with something that’s horizontal. Not only does a mirror create more light and space, but the horizontal shape with elongate too!
Blend the trim.
Paint the trim in the same color as you paint the walls. This will make a cohesive, smooth look that will elongate and widen the walls, in turn making the space look bigger. It’s a simple, easy and instant way to make it look brighter too!
Mix some of the furniture.
Besides a slim sofa table, we advise you to nix all of the furniture. Accent chairs and the like should be taken to another room because it will just add to the small volume of the space. You don’t want the walls or width to be judged in comparison to the furniture.
Check the lighting.
Make sure your bulbs are bright! The more light that your hallway receives the larger it will look. It’s really quite simple and easy to fix!
Choose a theme.
When it comes to wall decor, don’t go with chaos or clutter. Keep a theme going, whether it’s a collage of mirrors or several of your favorite movie posters, you want this space sleek and well-planned.
Add a runner.
Just like a horizontal mirror, a runner can elongate the hallway. All you need to do is add a funky piece to the floor so you can add just a bit of extra length, and all it takes is a minute or two to lay it down!