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15 Hallway Décor Ideas That Will Make You Want to Redecorate

Because hallways tend to be narrow and limited on space, hallway décor should be kept light and simple – but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Check out these hallway décor ideas for some mad style inspiration – and endless ways to refresh even the slimmest of spaces.

1. A Classic Sofa Table

Transform a sofa table into a hallway staple – and a dull hallway into a chic vignette.

2. A Farmhouse Shelf

Style a brown distressed shelf with sculptures and figurines for a charming, vintage-inspired feel.

3. An Antique Pedestal Table

For a hallway with more of a traditional elegance, look for a curved or engraved table that still features a wall-hugging design, such as the pedestal table pictured above.

4. A Wing Accent Chair

A comfortable place to rest shouldn’t be reserved just for the living room; style a traditional accent chair near a hallway staircase as a nod to the inviting elegance of old-fashioned parlours.

5. A Sleek Console Table

Define your hallway with a sleek console table, which won’t get in the way of heavy foot-traffic, yet will still allow you to display your favorite photos and décor.

6. Colorful Wall Art

While a hallway gallery gives you a chance to incorporate all of your favorite paintings and photographs – and all sides of your personality – nothing balances the color temperature of a hallway space quite like a single large wall art piece.

7. An Open Bench

Place a breezy open bench to expand your hallway space – and a pair of elongating pillows to heighten it.

8. Chic Hat Displays

If you need extra storage but don’t have the floor space, look to the walls. Hang hats, coats, purses and other accessories against a bold shade of paint for chic organization.

9. A Floral Sofa Chair

A pop of pattern never hurt anyone, so incorporate it whenever possible – like in a cozy hallway chair or runner.

10. Plant Accessories

Hallway style can boost appearances – as well as conversation. Use a streamlined hallway table to show off your favorite trinkets, souvenirs . . . and prized plants!


11. An Eclectic Art Gallery

Go for the element of bold surprise by arranging an eclectic display of hallway wall art.

12. A Cozy Study Space

A simple desk-and-chair combination tucked against a hallway wall creates a vintage-inspired aesthetic (not to mention a convenient workspace).


13. Unique Decorative Accents

Bring out unique details, such as miniature ceramic planters or a pair of copper candlesticks, against a clean backdrop of a pale shade of wall paint.

14. A Functional Credenza

The distressed finish of a solid wood credenza (like the one pictured above) doesn’t just provide a rustic elegance – a streamlined design featuring spacious pull-out drawers makes for effortless organization.

15. Table Pairs

In interior design, layering isn’t just for rugs or throw blankets. Pair a tall accent table with its shorter counterpart in the corner of a hallway for a touch of unexpected flair.

Hallway Wall Art Ideas

Wall art is the perfect way to give your hallways some daily style. Incorporate splashes of invigorating color: choose blues and greens for a lush, tropical or coastal feel, and for a softer vibe, go with whites, neutrals and pastels. Since hallways are "passing zones," make the art attention-catching, bold enough for passersby to want to stop and gaze for a while!

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