Hallway Decorating Ideas

Hallways can be a real challenge to decorate.

If they’re narrow (like mine) there’s not much you can do with them.

If they’re dotted with doors, you’re limited in what you can hang on the wall.

Today I’ve collected 10 hallway decorating ideas from Houzz.

Farmhouse Hall by Acton Home Builders KISTLER & KNAPP BUILDERS

White beadboard and yellow wallpaper create a charming farmhouse hallway.

White cafe curtains pair with lantern style sconces to create visual interest.


Beach Style Hall by Portland Architects & Building Designers Whitten Architects

If your hallway is wide enough, you can install bookcases on one or both sides.


Traditional Hall by Santa Cruz Media & Bloggers Shannon Malone

This hallway has the added bonus of a wall of windows.

Interesting light fixtures provide eye candy …

a good idea if you don’t have a lot of wall space in your hallway.


Rustic Entry by Traverse City General Contractors MAC Custom Homes

A back hallway can double as a mudroom.

Hang a shelf with hooks and you’re good to go!

This is one of the better hallway decorating ideas I’ve seen.


Farmhouse Hall by Berwyn Architects & Building Designers Peter Zimmerman Architects

This hallway has a lot of great assets.

Rich wood floors, lots of natural light, and charming light fixtures.

It’s also roomy enough for a farmhouse bench.


Traditional Entry by Beverly Interior Designers & Decorators Siemasko + Verbridge

Do you ever consider what’s at the end of your hallway?

This photo is giving me ideas for creating a focal point at the end of the hall.


Traditional Hall by Austin Architects & Building Designers Volz O’Connell Hutson

An expansive upstairs hallwy shows what can be done to jazz things up.

The checkerboard floor alone is appealing and could be added to any size hall.


Traditional Hall by Charleston General Contractors Structures Building Company

White walls and doors allow the the rich wood floors to pop in this hallway.

The peaked ceiling adds plenty of visual interest so no artwork on the walls is needed.


Traditional Hall by Johns Island Design-Build Firms Solaris Inc.

Interesting angles create appeal in this bead boarded hallway.

Simple light fixtures and framed prints add a bit of beauty.


Farmhouse Hall by Bristol Architects & Building Designers Joan Heaton Architects

Another hallway turned mudroom, this one contains farmhouse elements.

A crock on the floor cradles umbrellas and walking sticks while a peg rail holds coats.

A long bench creates a place to sit while removing boots and shoes.

I hope these hallway decorating ideas have provided a little inspiration!

I know they’ve got me thinking about what to do with my ho-hum upstairs hall.

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  1. Love those with the wood floors. I have dark brown painted floors and I’m wondering if I should attempt to remove the paint and try to get it back to its natural state or paint them a lighter shade. Love the breadboard and wainscoting and the lighting as jewellery. I recently painted our hallway and doors all white and installed a gallery wall on the wall opposite the stairs to draw the eye up from the first floor. I’m still trying to decide what to do with our main floor hallway with the stairwell. Thanks for the great post.