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The Most Overlooked Space People *Always* Forget to Decorate

Hallways can be a bit of a design puzzle. Long or short, dimly lit or starkly white, these kinds of spaces are full with design possibilities. But due to the obvious lighting and space constraints, hallways are often left to the bottom of the décor priority list — it’s not uncommon to see a large, spacious hallway left completely untouched.

But, whether you have a long hallway connecting a few rooms, a difficult corner, or a stairwell that feels just a bit too empty, the right styling tricks can make a big difference. And with these hallway wall décor ideas in mind, you can strategize how to update your own home by making the most of vertical space with art and shelves, getting creative with consoles, using plants to bring some life in, and more.

The organized entry

It can be easy to let clutter pile up in an entry hallway — in which case, a console table with a fair bit of storage makes a great option. A mirror helps to open up the space, while fresh florals make this hub look extra welcoming.

The slim console

If you have a bit more hallway space to work with, make the most of the opportunity. A large but slim console adds ample storage with a minimal footprint, plus extra surface space for cute décor. Finish the look with oversized duo art prints.

The petite nook

When your space is a bit awkwardly shaped, a custom solution can yield great results. Case in point: These built-in shelves, which liven up what would otherwise be an empty wall. Finished with plants, books, and woven touches, the look feels considered and chic.

The wall of fame

Family photos are a lovely way to make a house or apartment feel like home. To elevate them, print them out in black and white and arrange them in perfectly aligned, minimalist frames. Artistic and endearing!

The welcome bench

Not only does a small bench make for a great place to take your shoes off at the end of a long day — it also looks great when styled with a throw and some pillows. A large plant arranged on top of a few coffee table books completes this stylish hallway vignette.

The pedestal table display

Have a small nook to fill along your staircase or upstairs hallway? opt for a sleek pedestal table topped with simple yet chic décor: matte black candle holders, neutral coffee table books, oversized sculptural branches, and a touch of natural jute.

The statement artwork

If you have a larger piece of art that you really want to showcase, give it the star treatment by “framing” it with duo monochromatic wall sconces that virtually blend into the wall behind them. A console table, books, woven baskets, and fresh blooms add texture and interest, without drawing attention away from the portrait.

- Raph




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