6 Ideas for Making the Most of Your Hallways


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6 Ideas for Making the Most of Your Hallways

By emily.bailey

Friday, February 12, 2016

6 Ideas for Making the Most of Your Hallways | Schlage

Don't let your hallways be a blank slate. Check out these six functional and stylish ideas to make the most of this space.



Hallways are often the lowest priority on a homeowner's to-do list - yet they're the part of your home that likely sees the most traffic. If your hallways are a blank slate, why not make them both stylish and functional? Here are six of our favorite ideas to help you make this most of this important space.

1. Create a library.

Many homeowners dream of their own, personal library but if space is an issue, try getting creative. Your hallway could be the best spot to store your literary treasures and makes an impressive statement.

2. Add character.

The hallway is the perfect place to take your favorite architectural detail and make it a reality. Try an easy DIY board and batten look or even beadboard to take this narrow space from drab to beautiful. Be sure to check out the before and afters from House 185 on this hallway makeover.
6 Ideas for Making the Most of Your Hallways | Schlage

3. Make it kid-friendly.

Why not use the hallway as more entertaining space for your kids? Create a chalkboard wall for hours of entertainment and artwork that has personal meaning.

4. Keep it simple.

Of course, you can never go wrong by keeping it simple. Add a fresh coat of paint to the walls and trim and hang a few pieces of artwork and you'll have a hallway that makes an impact without stealing the show.

5. Try a pattern.

If you're drawn to trendy wallpapers but fear they could be overwhelming, the hallway is the perfect place to give it a shot. Let the width of your hallway determine the pattern and color palette you choose and have some fun.

6. Get organized.

If storage space is limited, put your hallway to good use by making it functional. Add a few shelves or a dresser to store the items that just haven't found a home yet. If your hallway is narrow, this shoe organizer from IKEA is a popular choice among homeowners.


How do you dress up your hallways? Comment below to let us know!