Hall Decoration Ideas To Spruce Up Your Entryway

Searching for hall decoration ideas to spruce up your entryway is challenging, but it’s also fun. Whether your hallway is an entryway or bedroom connector, it deserves the same treatment as any room in your home.

The hallway is a vital space as it’s the first area that people see upon entering your home.  

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Caldwell & Johnson Custom Builders & Remodelers

There are many ways you can use hall decorations to spruce up your hallway. These are popular and effective and they don’t require remodeling. Each suggestion on this list is a DIY home project waiting to happen. 

Add Some Color

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Michelle Bitter Designs

Adding color to your hallway is the first thing to consider. Color can make someone feel welcome and add  personality to a room. You can use home decor to make your hall pop.

You can paint one or both walls. To make your hall feel longer, leave the top half white and paint the bottom a solid color. This can add faux length to your hallway and make it feel less cramped. In larger hallways, add multiple full-sized rugs. 

Fancify Your Mirrors

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Pegasus Builders Inc.

All hallways should have mirrors. Whether they are entryways or other hallways, a mirror is important. They can make one feel more comfortable and you can freshen up when you walk by it.

Mirrors also make areas look bigger. They reflect light and open up a space. Glass can do it, but mirrors are better because they reflect the opposite wall, giving the illusion of extra space.  

Patterned Walls

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Patterned walls may not help with extra space, but they add personality to a room. The walls don’t have to be loud either, they can be mild and sweet. Wallpaper or decals can add charm to any hallway.

You can choose a DIY path or wallpaper. If you decide on wallpaper, you should know that it isn’t expensive in small amounts. You can get any pattern that you want and even choose a solid color. 

Sitting Area

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A sitting area can give a hallway purpose. All you need are two chairs or a small bench. Make sure the chairs are fairly comfortable and that there is entertainment available. This is especially important if you leave guests waiting.

Even if the sitting area is just for the homeowners, it can be useful. Who doesn’t want an extra sitting area? It always comes in handy when you have a large family, with people always looking for privacy. 

Shoe Seat

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Jenny Keenan Design.

A shoe seat can be very important. If you have an entryway, it’s important to have  a place where guests and family members can leave their shoes.  

Along with a seat, a shoe shelf is key. It will encourage guests to take their shoes off. Leave a quirky sign to invite them to remove their shoes. 

Paint The Doors

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Caldwell & Johnson Custom Builders & Remodelers

If you want to leave the walls a neutral color, you can always paint the doors a different color. Either paint the front door interior a nice, bright color or paint the bedroom doors a bright color. Depending on the type of hall you have. 

You can also just paint the doorframes a different color for a smaller pop. Doors are a great way to spruce up any room. You can even replace original doors with ones that are fancier or more intricate. 

Coffee Cart

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Image found on Jill Dinkel.

If you have children running around, this isn’t ideal. But if you don’t, a coffee cart can add a lot to any room. A coffee cart always stocked can be very welcoming. It’s a good idea to have a coffee area way from the main kitchen area anyway.

There’s no better place to have one than in the hallway. Guests can serve themselves. Add a mini-fridge for milk and creamers for an even better experience. Keurigs are also the way to go for single-serve instant coffee. 

Play With Lighting

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MacMillan Pace

Lighting is important. I mean that in two ways. It’s important to have good lighting to make a room bright and balanced. But it’s also important to have lighting that speaks to you. Boring lights are fine, but why not make it even better?

Get standing lights, ceiling lights, or even table lights for a great upgrade. Or, get wall sconces in a style that suits you for a truly remarkable light show as you walk through the hall. Play around and find what works.

Coat Rack

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Menendez Architects PC

Every entryway needs a coat rack. Guests feel awkward when they walk into a house and there’s nowhere to hang their coat or hat. So have a corner one or one that’s attached to the wall for the best usage of space.

You can even get fancy with it by building your own or buying one with a little personality. Remember, DIY doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be easy and fun. A DIY coat rack is a great idea, and it’s easy to make.

Bookshelves

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Image from Jenny Keenan Design.

Bookshelves can go in any room. There’s something special about having one in the hallway. You can add a chair for reading and add a throw blanket to create a reading nook.

You can also use the bookshelf for appearance and sophistication. Make sure if it is for practical use, that there is a sign letting guests know that they should feel free to grab a book when they wait. 

Family Photos

Adding family photos can keep a hallway from looking drab and boring. They can make a home look like it’s actually lived in. A warm home that’s inviting and makes people want to visit more often. 

Make sure the frames are high-end or at least look high-end. This way, the warmth of the family photos are met with the sophistication of nice frames. This balance can tie together your hallway perfectly. 

Harry Potter Cubby

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Stebnitz Builders

If your hallway has a stairwell, you can’t resist adding a cubby underneath the stairs. You can add a reading nook, a playroom, or just a storage space. An extra “room” can add a lot to a hallway, and under a stairway is wasted space if not utilized. 

Make sure to dress it up with attractive colors and even wallpaper. It should be a cozy spot no matter what you do with it. Add throw blankets. Even if it’s used as an adorable doggy house. Which is a fantastic idea! 

Durable, Attractive Flooring

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 Divine Custom Homes

Having pretty flooring is a must no matter which room you are decorating. But when adding flooring to your hallway, you should make sure that it’s also durable. Any type of flooring can be durable if finished out correctly. 

The reason that hallway flooring is extra important is that halls get a lot of traffic. You walk through them multiple times a day and the entire hallway is walked on, not just the center. So make sure the floor will last. 

Plants To Add Life

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Image from Tom Roberston Architects

Plants should be added to every room in your house. A hallway is no exception. Plants add so much life to a room that it’s tempting to add them wherever you can. There are a lot of plants to choose from, so this guide might help you.

Choosing green plants will give a natural look while colorful plants will add vibrancy. Green is a safe choice, so if you’re unsure, pick a nice green plant that’s easy to care for. If you have a green thumb, add as many as you please. 

Add A Runner

 

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Although carpet isn’t ideal for a hallway, a runner is a good idea. Add one down the middle in a neutral color. You can pick a soft pattern or a solid color that matches the other decor. 

Neutral colors don’t have to be black, white, or grey. Navy, soft burgundy and other colors are neutral. The point is that the color itself doesn’t draw attention. People will notice the runner without if it isn’t bright.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Is A Hallway Console Table Useful In An Entryway?

As a practical add-on, a hallway console table provides you with storage options for small objects. A console table with a mirror would be the best choice. 

A console table reduces clutter. You can use it to store keys and other essential household items.

What Are Some Good Apartment Hallway Decor Ideas?

Although your apartment entryway is the smallest space, it doesn’t mean it’s without design potential. You can add a mirror to make your entryway feel bigger. Hanging a few pendants on the walls would accentuate the entryway. 

If you like art, turn your entryway into a small gallery or photo exhibition hall.

What Are Some Fun Hallway Decor Ideas For Kids?

If you have teenage children then you can decorate your entryway with their school colors. There are plenty of school spirit hallway decorating ideas you could use. If your children are active in sports, your entryway could be dedicated to the sports they play.  

Hall Decoration Ideas To Spruce Up Your Entryway Conclusion

Do not underestimate the value of your entryway. It’s the smallest in your home, but because of its location, it might be the most valuable. 

The goal is to make the best impression when visitors arrive. With the right entryway style, you’ll impress family, neighbors, and potential homebuyers. 

Most entryway projects are DIY, which means you won’t spend money sprucing up the smallest space in your home.