The hallway is one of the most neglected areas in home decoration. Being a transit area, functionality always comes before aesthetics. Discover how you can beautify hallways and make the most of these spaces, limited but with great potential.
The decoration possibilities of a wide corridor are similar to those of a small room : dark colors are not recommended, but it is possible to enliven yourself with red, gray, green or strong colors.
Lighting is very important in all corridors and, at this point, wide corridors offer several options: recessed spotlights, wall lights or indirect lighting. The main thing is that the whole space is perfectly lit.
The furniture for this type of space is varied: you can choose a purely decorative space, with large paintings, plants and vases , or make it functional and use cabinets, shelves and trunks. If the width of the corridor allows it, you can place a small desk or mini sofa to add a new relaxing space to the home.
Narrower aisles are a decorative challenge, but there are tricks to optimizing this tight space.
In them, light colors are a must , but the result should not be monotonous or boring; You can use wallpaper with drawings or horizontal stripes up to half the height of the wall, to reduce the feeling of tightness.
Lighting can help to visually expand the space, if you put pendant lamps, so that the upper part of the hallway and the ceiling are not visible. And is that, reducing the height of the corridor, increases the feeling of spaciousness .
The furniture should not obstruct the passage: narrow furniture and shelves, wall racks, floor lamps and stylized plants are great helpers. A great decorative resource for narrow corridors are mirrors, and if they can be placed opposite each other, the visual effect will be even better.
Tips for all types of hallways
It does not matter its size: the corridor must allow comfortable and unhindered circulation. Therefore, you should try not to overload the space with furniture or objects that disturb the passage (both at ground level and on the walls) and ensure that there is a minimum of 90 centimeters of free space between wall and wall, to achieve a circulation without startles.