Monday, July 18, 2011

Decorating that forgotten space....Hallways!

We are often so consumed with decorating the larger areas such as living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens that oftentimes we overlook other areas. Hallways are one such area. With just a little effort they can become so much more then a path from A to B. They can quickly become a beautiful continuation of the feel and mood we have created all around our home. 

Here's a few of the additions I completed in my dark and dingy basement hallway....

After- can you see the difference?


Before- so dull and depressing...


An old demilune table gets a new look with a quick coat of black spray paint which ties it in with the frames above.... A lamp is added to brighten things up and add a warm feeling. 

 A mirror/ console table is a welcome addition at the bottom of the stairway. The mirror makes the space feel larger instead of feeling like a dead end. It also brightens the space by reflecting light. The table is the perfect space to display pretty flowers and decorative items....

A simple wall grouping is created using  inexpensive black frames ($15 for 2 from Costco) with white matting. A few favourite family photos printed in black and white create a gallery feel....

These wall words I found at Winners for just $8 add the perfect finishing touch to the wall...

Do you decorate your hallways or leave them bare?  Ant tips you'd like to share?  (I'm a poet and didn't know it :)  lol! )
Love to hear your thoughts!


  1. This is very pretty! I don't think my hallway could handle a table because its so narrow. But maybe a gallery wall like your's would work. Good thinking:)

  2. I LOVE the before and after here. You did an amazing job. :)


  3. Thanks for the tip :) Beautiful collection!

  4. Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comments,ladies. Glad you like it! :)