5 Must-Have Hallway Décor Items

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5 Must-Have Hallway Décor Items

Staff Writer · Jan 24, 2011

It’s easy to neglect hallway decor, especially when you don’t have much hallway space to work with. You should include at least one decorative item though, because it will give your apartment a finished look. Some of the decor items on the market are geared towards the homeowner who has ample space, but there are some must-have hallway decor items for renters, such as:

1 – Framed Wall Art or Photo

A classic look to any hallway includes one or multiple framed wall arts or photos. It’s a traditional and elegant touch that works with any decorating style you choose for your apartment. Custom made frames are expensive, but you can find cheap framed photos. Try yard sales and local thrift shops if you don’t own any. Hang them up at eye level for your enjoyment, and for guests to notice as they’re passing through. Choose artwork that accentuates your decorating theme or a photo that does the same. A photo of the entire family may work well in the hallway, but many photos of each family member works best.

2 – Hallway Table

If you’ve got the space for it, then use a table in the hallway. It serves a decorative purpose and a functional purpose as well. A rectangular table pushed against the wall works best. Try to find one with drawers for letters, keys and paperwork. It can solve any cluttering issues you have with paper by providing an alternative to storing some items on your computer work desk. Find desks made of material that matches your apartment decor, such as wood or metal. You can paint wooden desks to match the colors in your hallway.

3 – Hallway Chairs

A large apartment may have enough space to fit chairs. If that’s your situation, place a couple of chairs on either side of the hallway table. You or your guests aren’t going to sit in the chairs per se, but it’s a hallway decor item that makes it look professional. Try to match the chairs to the table and hallway colors too. You can upholster chair seats or buy chairs to match. You may end up using the chairs as an alternative coat rack when you’re entertaining guests.

4 – Houseplants

Houseplants make great additions to hallways. You can place plants on hallway tables or on the floor at the hallway entrance. If you enjoy growing your own, then fresh plants are the best. You may suffer allergies or lack the time to maintain real ones. Artificial houseplants are fine to use, as long as you buy good quality ones. Large plants work well for the entrance, and medium sized plants look great on the table, if you have one.

5 – Mirrors

Mirrors are a must-have hallway decor item. You can use it along with artwork or on its own. It should be framed and placed in the center of the hallway. You can bring personality to the hallway by using a large and oversized circle mirror, or you can stick to a regular rectangular mirror.

The amount of hallway space you have will determine which of these hallway decor items choose. At least try one or two, rather than do nothing to your hallway.

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