How to create a harmonious interior for a narrow corridor?
The interior of a narrow corridor often looks unattractive, since a long, dimly lit room cannot successfully emphasize the basic design elements. Dark non-marking decoration of the walls, which is often resorted to by many owners of both apartments and private houses. Stopping the already small space.
The color scheme of the walls of the narrow corridor
Choosing materials for finishing a narrow corridor should pay attention to the bright colors. Properly emphasize the interior of the corridor will help harmonious design of the walls. If external lighting is absent, then preference should be given to the classic white color, which visually expands the space and reflects the light. If you are worried about the practicality of white color, then you should pay attention to such shades as:
The emphasis on light walls can be placed with the help of paintings or wallpaper inserts. Examples of successful decoration of the walls of the corridor are shown in the photo.
Lighting in the corridor, as in all other rooms of the apartment should be sufficient. The light should be diffused and advantageously emphasize the interior of a narrow corridor. Wall lights, giving a directional set, are needed only if there is a mirror in the hallway.
It is necessary to abandon the standard lighting so characteristic of all small apartments. Bulbs should be powerful, and you can visually push the walls in the corridor with the help of ceiling lights. The design of the lamps depends on the thematic orientation of the interior corridor in the apartment. These can be lamps, chandeliers, classic spots, etc.
Photo: corridor combination lighting
The design of the narrow corridor in the apartment will look very original, if you choose a light floor covering for the floor and place several rugs with clear graphic lines along the entire length of the hallway. You should avoid parallel patterns that repeat both in the flooring and in the carpet, as they will visually stretch the length of the hallway in the apartment.
Tip: the floorboard should be located across the corridor. This technique is shown in the photo, it will allow to push the boundaries of the corridor and emphasize the originality of its design.
The interior of a narrow corridor in an apartment is completely transformed if mirrors are placed on the walls of a room so that they not only are located on different walls, but also have a different shape, reflecting in each other. A similar effect can be achieved if you decorate the walls with paintings, collages from photos, posters. In the conditions of a narrow space, too massive frames are hardly appropriate, since guests and family members will touch them while walking down the corridor. In the event that you are fully confident that massive baguettes cannot be done in any way, it is worthwhile to drown them a little into the walls of the hallway. Images of small or medium size can be placed just above eye level.
For the decoration of narrow hallways suitable wall and ceiling murals, as well as wallpaper. With the help of 3D photo wallpaper you can visually increase the space. If appropriate, for the decoration of the walls of the corridor you can use panoramic wallpaper.
Photo: parallel mirrors in the interior of a narrow corridor
Photo: original options for wall murals
Thematic focus of the interior
You can decorate a narrow hallway in absolutely any style, as long as the design of the corridor is in harmony with the design of the other rooms of the dwelling. For a narrow room should choose concise styles that do not require the use of lush decor. The optimal solution will be the interior corresponding to the modern style, minimalism, high-tech or modern style.
Such an interior will not be loaded with unnecessary elements, glossy surfaces, glass and mirrors that visually increase the space, point lighting and various kinds of lighting will fit perfectly into it.
For the decoration of narrow hallways, you can use natural materials or finishing materials, imitating natural textures well. In a narrow space, light stone or brickwork will organically look.
Side doors that lead to the hallway should also be properly decorated. It is better to choose models that have frosted glass surfaces, as they will ensure the flow of natural light into a narrow room. Built-in lights and bright furniture will also help create a unique design and highlight the merits and hide the flaws in the configuration of the room.