Image: Colourtrend Styling: Ger Cooney Design
When you first open a door and you are met with a striking, beautiful hallway it really sets the tone for the rest of the home don’t you think? That’s my view but you would be surprised how many people leave it until the end, focusing on rooms of importance such as kitchens, living rooms and guest bedrooms.
While these rooms are indeed important the entrance and hall should also be included in this category. The hall (and landing for two storey and multiple storey properties) are vital components of your home. Hallways are the spine of the house and it is important that the decor here is considered and flows with the rest of the rooms.Creating a good first impression is important so consider these quick points:
- Avoid clutter, if you require storage make sure it is practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. Think of the William Morris quote ‘Have nothing in your home that you don’t believe to be useful or beautiful”
- Choose a colour that works in all lighting conditions where possible, the lighting landscape of a hall is ever changing throughout the day. Choosing colour that is versatile and appropriate to the space can add extra warmth and atmosphere.
- Choosing colour that is versatile and appropriate to the space can add extra warmth and atmosphere.
- Keep your finishes simple and enduring., for example avoiding large patterns on carpet or wallpaper.
- Ensure that your surfaces are hard wearing, as well as being aesthetically pleasing it is important that your finishes are durable and will stand up to traffic.
- Choose finishes and colours that make you feel uplifted, after a busy day your home should be your sanctuary where possible and is a natural extension of Your home’s kerb appeal.