22 November 2011

Guest Post --> Inspiration: Hallway

Hi, I'm Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a blog and website that features ideas and inspiration on lighting fixtures and decorating the home. I love getting out and visiting blogs as a guest blogger. So, I'm happy to be visiting The Fancy Life today to share inspiration on hallways. Halls are easily neglected since they are more pass-through spaces than rooms. Here are eight ideas for adding style to the hallway. Enjoy!
Hallway Decor
Maximizing wall space is a smart idea for a narrow hallway. Rather than crowd the narrow footprint with furniture, decorate the walls with artwork to add interest.
Hallway Decor
A striped runner is a great choice to play off the long, narrow space in a hallway. Repeating the same light fixture is another design trick for a hall or foyer and hallway combination.
Hallway Decor
Keeping the color palette limited to two and alternating the colors gives this hallway interest. White on the floors and ceiling make the space feel larger; the gray helps ground the space without making it feel more narrow.
Hallway Decor
This hallway has two great ideas for any hall: a gallery wall and a pop of color. The bench is a smart addition that adds color but also creates a landing zone in an entry hall. These hanging lanterns work well in both style and color.
Hallway Decor
Here's an inspired idea for those who want more than paint on the wall: put up patterned wallpaper or fabric at the end of a hallway. The pretty pattern creates a focal point and helps open up such a narrow space.
Hallway Decor
Two great ideas for hallways in this space: mirrors and art. In a wider hall or at the end of a hallway, place a small dresser and a mirror. Or use a narrow console table and hang a vibrant painting above it.
Hallway Decor
In small spaces, like hallways, attention to detail is a must. The details of the moldings, rug, demi-lune console table and beautiful painting make this pass through space feel special.
Hallway Decor
This hallway has so many great ideas. If it had a striped or patterned runner it would be perfect. Interesting light fixture, art, a bench, something eye catching at the end's all here. Which of these hallways would you love to have in your home? And what tips or tricks are you inspired to add to your own hallways? To discover fresh ideas and inspirations for your interiors every day, check out Arcadian Lighting's blog! (Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

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Thanks so much to Susi for such great ideas and inspiration for our hallways! Such wonderful tips and ideas to vamp up this often ignored space. 

Thanks again, Susi!

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