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How to make a statement with your hallway

Date Monday, 31 October 2016 9:13 AM

Timber floorboards can last for decades.

The hallway is the first major room that people see when they enter your home, so it's well worth your time making sure you leave an excellent initial impression. Not only will you create a welcoming entrance to your home, but you could feasibly improve the value of your property, too. Let's take a look at three key areas that'll give your hallway an aesthetic boost!

Focus on the floor

Your hallway's floor is set to take the stresses and strains of hundreds upon thousands of footsteps over the years, from adults, children and pets alike. Therefore, it makes good sense to choose flooring material that will be able to stand the test of time - and even the most durable of carpets probably won't be able to cut it.

A timber surface can last for decades, requires minimal care and will never go out of fashion.

A timber surface can last for decades, requires minimal care and will never go out of fashion, boasting a timeless appeal that the various patterns of carpet can't hope to match. Even so, you could always choose a tasteful rug that can help bear the brunt of the punishment the hallway's floor may take. A decent rug will not only prove a welcome comfort to your tired feet, but could also add a dash of colour to the hallway.  

Watch the walls

Of course, the walls and ceiling make up three-quarters of your hallway, so making sure that they add a positive vibe to the look and feel of your hallway is of paramount importance. Though white is by far and away the most popular shade for hallways due to its neutral nature, you don't always have to go with the flow.

White is a classic colour for any hallway.White is a classic colour for any hallway.

A smaller hallway will benefit from colder colours such as beige or pale blue - this will help make the room appear much larger. For extra effect, paint your front door a bright shade, and your walls brighter still. It's perfectly fine to add a picture or mirror to the walls, but be sparing - too much decoration will make them appear cluttered.

Feature content

To add a little personality to your hallway, add a few accessories into the mix. Rustic candlesticks, vases and even a piece of artwork will all make excellent additions, giving the hallway a sense of originality that cannot be replicated anywhere else. Putting a fresh bunch of flowers will also make the space more welcoming, as well as delivering a beautiful scent into the air.

Be sure to contact the expert team at G.J. Gardner Homes to find out more about our design ideas - we look forward to hearing from you.

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