HallwayContemporary Hallway & Landing
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Contemplate the tone you want to setWallpaper instantly sets the style of a space, and it’s here you should start when you’re deciding on a design. ‘Knowing what role it will play can help you make this decision,’ says Natasha Broady of A Splash of Colour. ‘Will it be a dominant feature or do you want it to tie in harmoniously with the rest of the room?’ Trends come and go, but wallpaper can last for up to 10 years, so make sure you love it before you buy it. We all see the elements of wallpaper designs slightly differently, depending on the moods and memories they evoke. Don’t be afraid to trust your gut instead of relying on others’ opinions.
Don’t be afraid to clash erasA stained-glass doorway might be character enough for some, but if you want to add extra personality to your hall, then don’t be shy with the wallpaper. The monochrome pattern of this Vivienne Westwood Squiggle design lends a contemporary twist to a heritage feature, and contrasts pleasingly with the shapes and colours of the glasswork.Get expert tips from an architect on how to mix and match eras in your home
Hire a cleanerGive yourself a break from domestic chores as well as paid employment during your staycation by hiring a cleaner to give your home a deep clean. Imagine how great it would feel to walk in after a lovely day out to find your home sparkling.
Speed clean the main roomsQuickly vacuum the main route through your home. Start at the front door and whizz through the rooms your guests are likely to use – the living space, kitchen and cloakroom. Ignore any rooms they won’t be going into.
Be bold with bluesCoastal hallways don’t necessarily need to be packed with all the obvious motifs and prints to convey a sense of the seaside.This bold, geometric wallpaper, for instance, manages to inject a sense of contemporary coastal style, albeit in an abstract manner. Whitewashed floorboards boost the effect, and allow the blue and white print to engulf every visitor who steps through the (very beautiful) stained-glass front door.