Hallway

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In life, we perhaps don’t take enough time to stop and smell the roses. Or for that matter, stop and admire the wallpaper. Hallways are transitional spaces, ones we use primarily while passing through from inside to outside and from one room to the next. No wonder so many are overlooked and neglected, serving as dumping grounds for shoes and coats rather than display areas for the pieces we want to put pride of place. And yet, the hallway is one of the most important rooms in the home – not only does it make the first impression on guests, but it also welcomes you back every day. So, it pays to lavish your hall with the same care you would anywhere else.

When it comes to décor, there are two paths you can take. One is to set the tone for the rest of the house by using colours and details that give a glimmer of what’s to come; the other is to completely throw caution to the wind. You can get away with being a little more daring here than you might usually be – so if you’ve always had a hankering for bold wallpaper, this is the perfect place to experiment. After all, it’s not like you will be waking up to it each morning or spending all day surrounded by your decision. But if it’s something you love, whether that’s the intricate geometry of MEY MEH, evocative of the souks of Marrakech, or the haunting beauty of MIDNIGHT GARDEN, reminiscent of an English country garden after dark, that print will have the power to brighten your mood as you’re rushing out the door… or transport you somewhere else entirely as you’re walking back through it.

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DECK THE HALL

As not all hallways are bathed in natural light, a beautiful lamp is always a bright idea. Handmade in the UK, ours are crafted in the shapes of everything from pineapples to flamingos, then topped with Victorian-inspired shades – infusing any space with a cosy glow and just the right amount of character. Place yours on top of a table where you can throw your keys and correspondence, then add a few knick-knacks as a personal touch. Think framed photos, bell jars and vases filled with blooms – just beware of dashing dogs and carefree kids. A mirror can help to maximise light, while giving you the chance to check your reflection one last time before you leave in the morning. If you have enough room, a cheeky ‘bottoman’ where you can sit down and take off your shoes at the end of the day is an inviting thought. Just don’t be surprised if, once all is done, you spend more time hanging around your newly decorated hallway than ever before. 

INTERIOR: CRISTINA CARULLA STUDIO, LA DAMA, BARCELONA

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Whether you’re searching for design ideas or trying to imagine how a certain print would look in your space, why not browse our gallery to see how others have welcomed our House into the home…