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Long Hallway Décor Ideas That Brighten the Mood

These long hallway décor ideas look straight out of model homes – try them on for size and see your space lighten + brighten.

1. Hallway Tabletop Plants

Houseplants aren’t just for rooms – they’re also for the spaces between rooms. Use them on a hallway table to add instant life to windowless spaces. The added greenery will make passing from bedroom to bathroom (or vice versa) almost as energized, fun and refreshed as a walk in the park.
(Pictured above: A hallway tabletop plant brings instant sunshine to a dark and long hallway.)

2. Table Lamps

Brightening up is as simple as plugging in. Even during the day, a windowless hallway can be as dark as any other room during the night – so keep the vibe bright – and visible – with a table lamp.
(Pictured above: Plug in a table lamp for a glow that lasts all day and night.)

3. Mirrors

Glass reflects light – even in long, dark hallways that don’t have any natural light. Light pollution can seep in from other rooms of the house; if the hallway is upstairs and a chandelier from downstairs is turned on, even the subtlest residual wavelengths can be reflected off a wall mirror.
(Pictured above: These babies will reflect light – even if it seems there’s no light to reflect!)

4. Glass Tables

Speaking of glass – it’s not just for walls. Glass tables create a see-through vibe that makes any space feel instantly more open, a coup de grace for that dark, stuffy vibe your windowless hallway may be emitting.
(Pictured above: Glass makes the passageways feel airier; use glass to your advantage in a stuffy hallway space.)

5. Black and White

Black and white may seem like the contraindicative solution for a long and dark hallway devoid of natural light, but the simplistic color scheme can actually be worked to the advantage. A matte black vase display makes the wall behind it pop – while a geometric pouf and table create a style theme, with the monochromatic palette creating a refreshing contrast.
(Pictured above: Black and white play off each other to create contrast and style – making bright walls pop and feel even brighter.)

6. Natural Materials

Consider the natural state of things for a long and windowless hallway. Natural colors, textures and materials will add a little bit of sunshine – as anything taken from or inspired by nature is virtually pre-packaged sunshine. Rattan, wood, wicker and indoor plants – with neutral color palettes to match – make a dark hallway breezy and easy.
(Pictured above: Nature knows her stuff – bring it inside a long, dark hallway for an instant mood boost.)
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You can invest all your time and money in your dining room, bedrooms, living room, den, home office, entryway, guest room (any room of the house – you get the idea), but a single dark hallway can bring down the vibe. To lighten up the passageways between rooms, use a mixture of plants, mirrors and glass . . . and stick to a simple color scheme. Plug in a table lamp for some manufactured sunshine – and to summon the instant mood-boost!

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