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16 Genius Hallway Decor Ideas

October 14, 2019

How to decorate a hallway is a common design dilemma. Don’t let your hallway go to waste! These inspiring hallway decor ideas will give you tons of inspiration for a chic and stylish design for this tricky space.

genius hallway decorating ideas

Need some good hallway decor ideas? I get it! Hallways can be tricky to decorate, which is why they are often ignored and forgotten. But that's a mistake! A well-decorated hallway that reflects your style can have a huge impact in your home! I know because I recently transformed our hallway and wish I had done it sooner!

A few weeks ago, I decided on the spur of the moment that our upstairs hall needed some love and personality.  I had lots of hallway decor ideas, but I really had to hone in my designs and chose the right decor to make the most of the space. Many hours and plans later, I finally put the finishing touches on my hallway masterpiece! You can read all about the finished product and how I did it in this post.

How to decorate a hallway is a tricky topic and when I was making my plans I turned to others for inspiration. And of course, I was not disappointed! There are so many amazing hallway decor ideas out there. No matter your style, the size of your hall, or its location, there are so many chic ideas here to help you maximize your space with style. Check out my favorites below and get inspired to create your perfect hall!

Colorful Hallway Makeover by Kaleidoscope Living. This beautiful hallway is a DIY masterpiece full of color and metallic touches! Check out this post for the tutorial for creating those colorful frames from inexpensive store-bought frames!

colorful hallway makeover

You can even watch the video tutorial for how I created these colorful frames below!


Inspiring Hallway Decor Ideas 

Shiplap with Brass Nailheads by Houseologie. This design is full of neutral hallway ideas–brass touches, natural texture, plants and contrast window trim. 

neutral hallway makeover

Narrow Hall with Small Windows by Design 4 Corners. Even narrow hallways can be high on style! The light fixture draws the eye up and the skinny table is perfect for the space.

narrow hallway makeover

Farmhouse Hall by Domino. Shiplap on the walls and ceiling creates a rustic feel and the addition of the antique theater seats at the end are the perfect focal point!

shiplap hallway

Upstairs Hall Lined with Bookshelves by White Picket Fence. Take advantage of the empty space with beautiful built-ins! They provide tons of storage and are beautiful to look at.

hallway with bookshelves

Accent Wall by Little House of Four. Putting a contrasting accent wall at the end of the hall turns a small boring space into an interesting one! The curated gallery wall art in this hall are the perfect addition for the bold wall.

hallway with accent wall

Short but Stylish by Nesting with Grace. Don't ignore a hall just because it is short. This shiplap and large fig plant make the most of the space.

small hallway with shiplap

6 Tips to Decorate a Boring Hallway by Bless'er House. Wondering how to decorate a hallway? These 6 tips take it back to the basics! 

bright hallway makeover

DIY Chair Rail Panel Moulding by Sincerely, Sara D. Dress up your space! A bright wallpaper and moldings can make even the darkest space feel brighter.

hallway with wallpaper and decorative molding

Modern Neutral by Studio McGee. If you are lucky enough to have a hallway with lots of windows, let them be the star! Simple black and white art and modern glass lights complete the look.

long hallway

Upstairs Corner Hall  by Melanie Lissack Interiors. Make the most of even your hall's corners. These blush widow ledges are an easy way to create interest in an unexpected way!

corner picture ledges in upstairs hallway

Dark and Dramatic Hallway by Coco Kelly. The moody blue balanced with the bright white trim and finished with the gorgeous rug makes the most of this short space.

bold blue colorful hallway

Boho Simplicity by The Lovely Drawer. This hallway makes the most of its width with a long bench and rug with the perfect boho vibe. 

Simple Chic Hallway by Almost Makes Perfect. Don't ignore the hallways that lead to outside doors! This simple styling creates interest and a warm welcome.

A Small Hallway with a Minimal Makeover by Curbly. Finding the perfect piece of furniture to fit your hall will provide storage and complete the look!

Different Color Doors by Threads & Blooms. Be creative when you are bringing color to your space! The fun use of color on these doors is perfect with the muted rug and sweet floral prints.

Aren't these hallways genius? I got so inspired to really make the most of my hall and I hope you do too! Don't let your hallway go to waste. Use these hallway decor ideas to give it a makeover and make it a space you really love! After all, you probably walk through it a million times a day, shouldn't the trip be beautiful?

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