Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Décor Tips For Hallway

The Webster dictionary defines a hallway as an entrance hall or corridor of a house. But a hallway need not necessarily be on the front. A hall that is a connecting point to all the rooms of the house can also be called a hallway. Whatever be the definition of hallway, its décor should be given due importance.

The most commonly seen hallways are long ones with walls on both sides.  But some hallways can have staircase going up from there. Hence the type of décor one adopts should depend on the type of hallway. The first thing to be decided is whether the hallway should have furniture or not. If it is decided to use furniture, then the best option would be to go for tables for displaying artifacts and other décor items. A mirrored table placed as such can be a good addition to any hallway décor. If the hallway is slightly broader then display cabinets can be used to display décor items. 

Next to furniture comes the lighting. Hallway can be lighted using chandelier, wall scones, floor lamp or any other form of lighting which one desires. It is also a good idea to use spot lights to highlight some point of the hallway. If the hallway has staircase going up from there, then wall scones can be placed on the side of the staircase. A designer lamp or candle placed on the hallway table can also be a good source of lighting.  

Once the lighting is decided then other accessories need to be decided upon. A hallway wall can be left plain or one can go in for a gallery like appearance. A cluster of photos with matching frames can be used or a big photo frame with a collage of family pictures can be kept as wall décor. If photos are not the desired décor item, then different varieties of wall hangings, designer clocks, art work, mirrors etc can be used. Another item that is widely seen in hallway décor is carpets. This can be long ones to cover the entire stretch of the hallway or small rug type ones. This again is completely a personal choice.

Whatever the type of décor used, one should keep in mind that hallway is the entry point to a home. Hence it should be decorated in an aesthetic manner and according to the general mood of the house.

Author Bio: The author Susan Johns is a freelance content writer specializing in home/interior décor writing. With over 5 years experience in the field of furniture and home decor, she has written numerous articles and blogs in this area. Please visit her blog http://decoreview.com.