How to create an original interior for the hallway?
A hallway is a business card of any home, a lot depends on its design, since guests enter the hallway when they come to your house. On how beautiful and functional the interior of the hallway will depend on the overall impression that the guest will add about the owners of the home. Hallways in apartments and houses are very different from each other, they have different degrees of illumination and dimensions. The shape of the hall can be as narrow and long, so small and square. When creating the interior design for the hallway should take into account the basic parameters of the room:
- ceiling height.
Before you start planning the interior, you need to familiarize yourself with the design options for the corridor in different thematic styles presented in the photo and choose the option that best suits your tastes and abilities.
The functional purpose of the hallway
When making a corridor, you should fully consider its functional purpose. It is necessary to clearly understand what function will be performed by the hallway in your home. The corridor can be used as a place where you will dress and undress, coming from the street, it can store various accessories (umbrellas, gloves, scarves), shoes and outerwear. In the hallway may also be a pet. All these points should be thought out in advance. If the space of the corridor allows, you can install a large wardrobe, which will be the main storage place for outerwear, shoes and accessories. Spacious storage space in the hallway makes it possible to free up space in other rooms of the dwelling. Unfortunately, only owners of private houses or premium-class apartments can boast spacious hallways.
Interior hallway in the apartment - this is one of the most difficult tasks, as often the space is very small, which reduces its functionality. Nevertheless, it is still possible to organize the space of a small hallway correctly. In the small corridor it will not be possible to fit the closet, but you can put a corner closet or an original coat rack. As for shoes, it can be stored on a special shelf, simultaneously performing the role of a pouf.
Photo: shelf for shoes, performing the role of a pouf
Interior design of the hallway implies the presence in the room of a number of practical elements. First of all, in the corridor there should be a wardrobe, a corner wardrobe or a clothes hanger. You can visually expand the space by choosing a cabinet with mirror facades, since such a solution will save you from the need to install a mirror.
A pouf or bench that can simultaneously perform the functions of a shoe shelf is also an integral part of the hallway interior. If the space of the room allows, then a dressing table can be installed near the mirror, the presence of a place for storing small things and a housekeeper is welcome.
The key house should be located in a convenient place accessible to all family members. In the corridor can be placed a stand for umbrellas, a basket for tools and useful household items, which should always be at hand.
Photo: LED lighting furniture in the hallway
Photo: mirrors in the interior of the hallway
Design features of the long corridor
There are corridors that occupy an extra place in the home. In such a too narrow space is very difficult to achieve a harmonious design. The interior design of the hallway that runs through the entire apartment is created using techniques that allow space to be divided into zones. To make a long room shorter, you can, if properly arrange the racks or use decorative partitions.
Photo: narrow hallway designs
The role of lighting in the interior
Any even the most harmonious interior will look incomplete without properly selected lighting. As a rule, the corridor is the darkest room in the apartment, which lacks natural light. To compensate for the lack of natural light should be using proper lighting. When organizing the lighting for the hallway, you should abandon the central luminaires; the interior lighting is best emphasized by the point lighting located along the perimeter of the ceiling as shown in the photo. Narrow corridors can be illuminated with ceiling or wall lights. Spectacular design will turn out, if you organize a multi-level lighting and spot lighting of mirrors.
The hallway design should correspond to the thematic orientation of the interior of the whole dwelling as a whole, and if the corridor has its own individual design, then the transition between different styles should be invisible, only in this case your home will look cozy and harmonious. It is necessary to ensure that the corridor fully corresponds to its functional purpose, that is, it has a practical finish and functional environment and does not remain impersonal.