Inspiration for Hallways, Stairs and Landings

Sprucing up your hallway, stairs and landing can be a challenge for many homeowners this spring. Making do with a lick of paint won’t really solve the problem long term will it? You need to address the lack of storage, clear space and get light into your entrance hall. Make that area a lovely welcoming place to walk into after a hard day’s work or opening your door to friends, knowing you are looking good.

As this is literally the heart of the home, where you throw off your soggy raincoat and boots after walking the dog, clever storage and expanding walls could be on your wish list!

When you open your front door, first impressions really do count, so let’s get to work to really let spring into your home.

Practically this is usually the last part of the home to be decorated and because it is a thoroughfare it is often overlooked as a room.

Often, lack of light can be a problem and if that is the case take care in selecting colours. Stay neutral, or at least light, and maybe introduce more glass to the front door or use mirrors or reflective wall coverings to optimise what light there is.

Maybe your hallway is festooned with windows and sunshine plays a chasing pattern across your marble stone floor? Then your interior design issues may be different, and perhaps you need to concentrate on historic original features of your period property.

We have some inspirational solutions to put the colour back into your home and make hallways, stairs and landings places you will want to linger – not just pass through.

Design Week took place recently with the many home furnishing specialists opening their doors to the world of interiors, featuring some wonderful wallpapers just crying out to take up home in your hallways. Magazine editors and interior designers rubbed shoulders to celebrate the newest and freshest palettes and swatches which are hot to trot into your home.

The good news is if you would like to know what’s in and what’s out in the interior design world we bring the ideas and mood boards to your front door.

If it’s stone or solid wood floors you crave, or just a hardwearing carpet to withstand children, dogs and everyday life, we can point you in the right direction.

Unless you live in a bungalow your staircase is one of the most important features of your hallway. The grand staircase is an important statement for a larger or period property. Classic wallpapers can  work well to recreate that period and maximise the feature stairs, but there are some fantastic colouful carpets if your stairs are straight and simple and in need of some attention.

If you have an interiors challenge you would like Style My Home to undertake for you just give us a call. Our little black book of design houses and professional trade people are keen to unveil their expertise to make your home an even more wonderful place to live.

Your entrance hall may become a place in your home you want to linger in and enjoy.