Decorating Small Spaces: 7 Bold Design Elements to Try in Your Hallways

(Image credits: Trent Bell via Homebunch; Jemma Watts for 91 Magazine via Happy Interior Blog; House185; Jennifer Kathryn Photography for The Everyday Girl; Dan Cutrona for Casabella Home Furnishings Interiors via House of Turquoise ; Beautiful Matters; Capturing Joy Kristen Duke) Fill the hallway walls from ceiling to floor, or make a big visual impact by doing something bold with your art collage, like a formal and strict straight line or other pattern of hanging. 7. Bookshelves

Make or buy narrow bookshelves to line the walls of your hallway, like seen in this hallway on Homebunch. Narrow and stylish storage

Super narrow consoles, credenzas or wall mounted storage solutions can be both a way to add extra storage to a small home when placed in the hallway, but can also be areas to add art and vignettes to. You’ll want to make sure you’ve got a hallway wide enough accommodate bookshelves and travel, but they can be a great storage solution for book lovers who often feel their bookshelves make their other rooms feel cluttered. This idea spotted on Happy Interior Blog. 2. Or, like the storage console idea, consider a narrow and unimposing bench to place in your hallway (if there’s room) to add design interest. 4. Pattern

As spotted in this post: Before After: Newly Painted Hallway is a Stroke of Genius, you don’t have to add a ton of new furniture or art to a hallway to make it more interesting — some bold pattern will do the trick just fine. 1. 5. But they can be places greatly improved by a little design attention, and make your whole home feel full and finished! Added architectural detail

If your home didn’t come with a lot of architectural detail to begin with (and you’re able to make small changes that involve holes in the wall), you might consider focusing your creative energy on adding architectural detail to your hallway, like with wainscoting. This room spotted on House of Turquoise. Hallways don’t tend to get much design love when it comes to our homes, with us usually giving a lot more attention, money and energy to the other rooms in our homes. Something for the kids

(Or fun-loving adults!) We love this low chalkboard idea that stretches the length of the hallway, perfect for kids who love to doodle on walls. 6.

Updated: 14.12.2014 — 09:17