Your Perfect Hallway

Hallways are a major part of every home, and they are often what you first encounter when entering a house. For these entryway types of hallways, it is important that it’s not cluttered with bags, shoes, and other assortments of outside life; it should be easy to navigate. These types of hallways have the double duty of organization and offering a warm, welcoming feeling when you walk in the front door.  Hallways are usually small spaces, whatever type of hallway it is, so it is key to keep this area bright and friendly to help lift the space. This can be done with wallpaper or the right paint color that also ties into the overall style of your home. Hallways can be so much more than a passageway between rooms if designed properly.

Hallway with built in benches

Style & Storage

If your hallway is a space used for personal items such as shoes and jackets, then having the right storage is key. With so many great storage items available, we recommend checking out  Bernhardt Entryway Furniture on Houzz, it is easy to hide clutter with a stylish accent piece to stay organized. If personal storage isn’t an option for you, consider a bookcase, which adds depth to the space, to display family photos and collectables. If you don’t have room, just create a gallery with photos and art. This personal stamp gives more life to the space and will make it feel like home.


Wall Factor

Another thing to consider is paint and wallpaper.  Paint has great impact and it can be  inexpensive for small spaces like hallways. Paint can make your hallway feel bigger and brighter.  Sherwin Williams and HGTV have a color visualizer that can virtually paint your hallway, or any room in your home. Wallpaper is making a huge comeback, so if wallpaper is for you, explore different designs and patterns and find your perfect fit. If you want to make a statement, wallpaper is the way to go.


Below Your Feet

Lastly, finish off your hallway with special flooring or a great rug. These unique options are the perfect way to get creative and bring your space to life. Using a runner in the hallway is an easy way to incorporate color and texture, especially if it’s bordered by sparsely decorated walls. This can give your hallway the wow factor with minimal effort!

Transform your hallway into your perfect oasis and a space with personality. Don’t be afraid to be bold!

White hallway with accessories and stairway

Rachel Lenchner


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, I now follow in the footsteps of my grandparents and Today’s Home founders Audrey and Sig Lenchner and my parents Jeff and Jill Lenchner. It didn't take long for me to realize home design is in my blood. After graduating from The University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Business Administration I lived in New York City where I worked as the Wholesale Marketing Coordinator for jewelry designer David Yurman. I started my career at Today’s Home in the summer of 2015.

To schedule a free interior design consultation with me, click here or call our North Hills location at 412-364-4760.