You may think that your hallway is merely a passage way to another part of your home, but this doesn't mean you can't enhance and decorate it. Some easy ways to add some style to your hallway are paintings, or even hanging a rich patterned rug on the wall. Furniture options available include hallway trees or buffets.
Plant-life is always a nice touch to any home and perfect in a welcoming entry hallway. If you have a hallway in your house, you have the perfect setting to make family, friends and guests feel welcome as soon as they step over the threshold. But not all decorating themes work for all hallways - first you have to take a long look at your hallway and decide which theme will look most effective.
A deep, wide hallway with space either side of the door is almost like another room in your house, an inner porch where you can set up a welcoming space to pause and refresh. A hall table or stand is a must in a deep hall, along with a rack to hang coats and hats. If you prefer your guests to remove their shoes before entering other rooms, have a rack for their own shoes and some soft slippers in a variety of sizes.
The hallstand will be a safe place to leave gloves and other items that your guests would prefer not to carry, but it can also have some thoughtful touches, such as a jug of chilled water or lemonade and a few glasses on a tray in the summer. Some refreshing towelettes and a vase of flowers also helps to make a guest feel instantly at home, and refreshes after the heat outside.
Halls are ideal places to display memorabilia, art and personal collections. If you have room you can set up a display cabinet, but a couple of shelves, or one long shelf fitted around the hall on a level with the top of the door will also display your prizes to good effect. It adds a talking point when guests arrive and helps break the ice.