Few apartments have a spacious comfortable hallway that pleases the owners with a good shape and location. Often this is a dark little room, a walk-through area, where furniture can be difficult to place. But this place is first seen by strangers entering the house. Therefore, in the apartment you need to create a comfortable and beautiful interior of a narrow hallway, examples of the various options that you can see on our photos.
Even on a small square, you can equip an elegant and stylish entrance hall.
When choosing a color corridor are guided by the principle of visually increasing the available space. Often use light shades: beige, light yellow, cream. The combination of similar tones of walls with chocolate, brown facades of furniture looks interesting.
White color helps to visually expand the space.
A popular design option in an apartment is considered to be the design of the entire decor of a narrow hallway in one tone, in which case the wardrobe visually merges with the walls, increasing the free space. The white corridor looks great, but requires careful maintenance of cleanliness, because any spot will be noticeable here.
The mirror is a constant hallway attribute
For a narrow hallway you need durable wallpaper that can tolerate minor mechanical damage and frequent cleaning. Well suited such species: vinyl, washable, for painting, glass wall. Vertical ornament on the walls will help visually increase the height of the ceiling, horizontal, on the contrary, will make a narrow corridor with a high ceiling more comfortable. If we are talking about wallpaper with a pattern, it will look better small or abstract patterns.
Simple wallpaper with a pattern that fits perfectly into the interior of the hallway in a classic style.
Tip! Due to the special configuration of the narrow hallway, panels of walls are not used; they can “eat” a small space without it. Irregularities, wall flaws will help eliminate liquid wallpaper or Venetian plaster.
Bright yellow color helps to expand the space and gives a wonderful mood.
Ceiling decoration depends on the preferences of the owners, as well as the height of the walls of the hallway. If the ceilings are standard, low, it is not necessary to pile up plasterboard constructions and install suspended paintings. Such designs are good in high corridors, where there is a turn of design ideas. Multi-level plasterboard versions with built-in spotlights help to highlight the necessary zones in the interior of a narrow hallway in the apartment and give it an original look, examples in the photo.
Multi-level white ceiling in the hallway of plasterboard
Ceramic tile is considered a practical material for the hallway floor. It is resistant to damage, is not afraid of water, tolerates washing and cleaning. Some owners prefer to trim the floor with two types of materials: the front door tiles, the rest of the laminate flooring, floorboard or other material. Then choose materials that match the tone, or with contrasting shades in order to distinguish the hallway areas.
The floors in the narrow hallway are matched to the walls.
Tip! Think over the option with a warm floor in the area of the entrance door. Wet street shoes will then dry faster.
Narrow hallway zoning
Sometimes a narrow hallway smoothly flows into the corridor. Sometimes it is not clear what it is: a long hallway or a corridor, starting from the front door. Therefore, for a more comfortable perception of this space, it is required to differentiate it into functional zones.
For zoning a narrow corridor, furniture in bright colors is perfect.
Depending on what the owners want to place here, they separate two or three small zones in the corridor. At the door you need a platform for changing and changing shoes. Next, you need a place to put clothes and shoes. And at the end of the hallway corridor you can arrange a narrow stool, shelves for books, a nice little table for trifles and a mirror.
Comfortable entrance area with a small upholstered bench and a wardrobe for clothes and shoes
If the design of the hallway for a narrow corridor does not allow such luxury, then there is a fairly open coat hanger with hooks, shelves for shoes and a large mirror. The walls are decorated with photographs, paintings, frescoes.
Separate the functional areas from each other in the following ways:
- Various flooring materials. At the entrance door lay ceramic tiles as the most wear-resistant and durable, the rest of the floor is covered with laminate, wood flooring board, linoleum.
- Different in color and texture wallpaper. For the site at the entrance is more suitable waterproof and washable types of wallpaper. Imitation of brick or masonry will be appropriate here. The rest of the room paste wallpaper in tone.
- Height difference. It is possible to select the hallway area at the entrance door with a different floor height, for which this section is slightly elevated above the rest of the floor. With the same purpose, they are mounting a plasterboard construction with different levels on the ceiling.
- Additional designs. Separate the zones from each other arches or false plasterboard partition walls, but then the hallway should not be very narrow. It is possible to make columns of polyurethane on the border of two sections. Such elements are more suited to the classical style of apartment decoration.
Furniture for a narrow hallway
In a non-standard hallway it is difficult to place ordinary furniture. The narrowness of the corridor suggests that a normal passage requires a width of 80-85 cm. The remaining centimeters can be given under the cupboard and other furniture. The most common variant of furniture in a narrow corridor is a long wardrobe, located near one of the walls. It has a greater depth, can accommodate a lot of necessary things ranging from outerwear and ending with boxes with shoes on the mezzanine. The internal filling of the cabinet depends on the wishes of the owners. There may be horizontal brackets for hangers, compartments for shoes for the seasons, drawers for small items. See photos of the interior of the cabinet in a narrow hallway in the apartment.
Mirror doors of the closet and lighting along the eaves visually expand the available space. If the cabinet is located along the entire length of the corridor, then in the center you can make a niche under the mirror from floor to ceiling. This option looks comfortable in front of the living room arch. It seems that this is not a mirror, but the entrance to another room.
If there are other cabinets for things, then in the hallway you can make an open wall with shelves, a long seat with cushions. For lovers of minimalism, it will be enough just to hang hooks, shoes and a beautiful mirror.
Lighting narrow hallway
The peculiarity of the narrow corridor in its configuration. There are places where the light does not reach the doors of the adjacent rooms. Therefore, before the repair you need to think of a convenient, practical lighting design for a narrow and long hallway. It includes several types of lighting:
- Central lighting may consist of two or three chandeliers located at the same distance along the entire corridor, but compact lamps or ceiling lamps will look better here;
- Decorative lighting complements the general background and creates light accents of some interior areas, for example, LED strips located in niches, below shelves, inside cabinets, will decorate the hallway, especially if it is not overloaded with details;
- Work lights - wall lamps or small spotlights - are mounted in certain areas to highlight the necessary sections of the hallway: mirrors, cabinet, shelves with trifles, hangers. The variant with a combined top and side lighting is possible.
Tip! At low ceilings, instead of chandeliers, it is recommended to use wall lamps with an upward light beam.
This technique will help to expand the narrow space: spotlights are mounted along one of the walls on the floor. Their directed rays, reflecting from the glossy suspended ceiling, will visually expand the hallway.
For separate switching on and off of all types of lighting, several switches are provided. You can advise for convenience to make them at different ends of a narrow long corridor. Not far from the entrance, an electrical outlet is also being installed; a shoe dryer, recharging of the phone and other things may be required. The interior of a long hallway in the apartment with different lighting options, see the photo.
Narrow hallway and styling
Do not forget that the hallway is part of the whole apartment, so you need a single style design of the entire housing. Comfortable look corridors, made in various design directions.
Such an interior suits people calm and thorough. Peaceful colors coexist with smooth lines of furniture and finishes. There are no clear geometric proportions, sharp corners, and the décor of the cabinet and shelves is distinguished by its elegance and sophisticated style.
Such a hall radiates warmth and hospitality. Calm furniture in natural colors in harmony with floral print wallpaper, natural stone floor. The comfort of the interior will add forged elements of lamps, shelves, table.
Differs in simplicity and convenience. There is no place for unnecessary details and decorations. The furniture consists of the usual wall hangers, cabinets for shoes. The only decoration of the corridor will be a mirror with an elegant frame.
Grace and luxury even in such an extraordinary space - this is the motto of the Oriental style. Bright colors of the walls compete with the openwork finish of the shelves, a table for trifles. Unusual lamp shades throw mysterious glare on a tiled floor with a pattern.
There are a lot of style directions in the design of the hallway. The main thing when creating the original interior is not to forget about the purpose of this room.
A narrow hallway, like any room, requires decorative elements. Place here a lot of nice things will not work because of the lack of free surfaces, but you can decorate this part of the apartment with bright, unusual attributes for storing things.
In the hallway will look stylish:
- Forged elements of shelves, housekeepers, lamps;
- Various original umbrella holders:
- Hanger racks with hooks;
- Special "pockets" for trivia.
Such things not only look original and unusual, but contain a lot of necessary items, which helps to maintain order in the hallway. Wicker baskets or boxes, placed in the niches of the cabinet or on the top shelf, bags, bags, slippers.
Empty walls of a narrow corridor can be decorated with beautiful wallpaper or fez. There is where to turn and for lovers of painting. The pictures or family photos hung in a row will turn the long interior of the apartment’s narrow hallway into a family gallery.
In the hallway must be a mirror. If you place it above the console table, then such a pretty corner will attract the eyes of guests.
Narrow hallway is easy to turn into a stylish and cozy room. This requires a good imagination, as well as knowledge of some design secrets and the basics of ergonomics. Making your home will become an exciting and rewarding exercise if you follow the advice. How to create an interesting design of a narrow long hallway in the apartment, you can also see the presented photos.