Tips for Decorating Halls in Original Ways

People are always coming and going through the halls of our house. This is why we shouldn't forget to decorate them! With these simple tips, decorating them will be a piece of cake.
Tips for Decorating Halls in Original Ways

Last update: 01 November, 2018

Decorating you hall in original ways isn’t always easy. It can be really hard to decorate the hall due to its sometimes peculiar shape.

Knowing how to decorate these important spaces is essential. If you decorate them property, you’ll make sure they’re functional and nice to look at.

There are narrow hallways, wide ones, hallways with or without doors, long or short ones. People usually decorate them with paintings, photographs, or a few shelves, if they have space.

In today’s article, we offer some tips to help you leave traditional decoration behind and renew your hallways with original and bold ideas.

Tip #1

Use paint or wallpaper with optical effects to disguise the narrowness of these places.

Choose light and vibrant colors to make your hall look bigger. Also, vertical lines will help you make your hallway look like less of a corridor.

Using mirrors in narrow halls is also an amazing idea. You can use as many as you want. You can even make different shapes with mirrors of different sizes along the corridors. Mirrors will make your halls look wider.

Embossed paper.

Tip #2

If you have a wide hall, take advantage of it as a storage space.

Decorate it with racks, shelves, or low furniture to make it look modern and original. It’ll also be super functional! Just remember that you should use this technique only if space allows it.

Other elements that work very well in wide halls are tall potted plants to add height, lanterns, or wicker baskets.

They will attract attention and make the hallway look a bit narrower.

Vertical plants.

Tip #3

This is the most daring hall-decorating tip of them all. If you have doors in your hall, dare to paint them different colors.

Yellow door.

This will make your hall look original and fun. However, you have to think before painting with wild colors. You don’t want your hallway to look like a circus!

Tip #4

A traditional element people have always used to decorate halls are carpets. Carpets make things look homier and are perfect for hallways.

However, forget about carpets with traditional patterns! Dare to buy some rectangular carpets with geometric patterns or horizontal stripes to break that narrow feel.

The most original carpets are round or have other unexpected shapes.

Mix and match them in your hall and see just how much they’ll make it pop! It’s also interesting to mix and match different colors and textures.

Halls with carpets.

Tip #5

If you’re more of a classic person, we suggest using pictures or photographs to make your hallway look more original.

To decorate your hall with this idea, all you have to do is mix and match different picture frames of different colors, sizes, and designs in your hall.

In addition, you can use this technique with other objects that you like (for example, wall clocks, magazine covers, books, etc.).

Hall decorated with carpet and books.


As you’ve seen, all you need is a little creativity to decorate your hall in original ways.

Remember that lighting in hallways is very important. You don’t want it to look like a cold, long, and dark hospital hall!

Another very original option is to decorate your hall with neon letters. They will definitely attract attention.

Another widely-used classic technique is choosing to decorate your halls with plaster or wood moldings. You can match the color of these moldings with the back wall.

The last tip we want to give you is that, before starting to decorate your hall, you should analyze its features. That is, if it’s too long or too short and whether it’s narrow or wide. You should also note if it has natural light or architectural barriers such as columns or doors.

Analyze each of the possibilities and make sure that the hall decorations don’t clash with the rest of the house.

Use a mood board to organize your ideas and the hallways that inspire you. This way, it’ll be much easier to decorate your hall!