Interior hallway in a private house should be paid no less attention than the rest of the premises. A corridor or a spacious hall is the first thing that guests see; at first impression, a primary judgment about the decoration of the house is created. For guests, design is important, and for owners, room functionality is more important. Going to work or walk past the hallway is impossible to pass. It also brings dirt from the street, even if you first wipe your feet on the door mat. How to harmoniously combine beauty, comfort, practicality and comfort in the same room?
A hall in a private house sets the tone for the whole house, because it is by it that the overall atmosphere is judged.
Where to begin
The corridor is the last room of the house where repairs are made. This is not surprising - all this time building materials rush through the hallway, so there is no sense in finishing it first. Thinking through the design of the corridor, it is necessary to take into account the design of the other rooms, trying to stick to one style. There is an alternative option - to turn the hall into something original, strikingly different from the decoration of the house. Which approach to choose depends only on the wishes of the household.
Unusual lamps and decor will transform any hall.
Choosing finishes, colors and furniture for the hallway in a private house, it is important to determine the list of important issues:
- Where are you going to store clothes? Is there a separate dressing room or dress closets in the living room?
- What form of corridor - narrow, square, angular or non-standard, for example, a semicircular bay window.
- The presence of the stairs in the hallway and the material of the walls of the house - wood, stone or concrete.
- Are additional seats needed (couch, footstools, bench)? It depends on the number of family members and how often you invite guests.
- Does the layout of the corridor and its dimensions allow for the necessary zones? If this is a small corridor in a private house, it is unlikely that it will be possible to embody all the ideas seen in the photo.
Mandatory attribute of the hallway is a small table
Having thought well over the above questions, make a plan for the necessary purchases and make a few sketches from different sides by hand or in the program. If you doubt your artistic skills, consult a specialist. In the photo below you can see different types of hallway layouts in a private house.
Blue color gives a light oriental aura to the room.
Arched vaults give a Mediterranean touch to the luxurious entrance hall.
Great reception for a narrow hallway - paintings on the walls of different shapes and colors
Features of planning
In addition to the size of the room, the number of people living in the house, as well as the personal preferences of the owners, you need to consider a few more parameters. This is the location of the doors, the presence of windows, the number of adjacent rooms.
Front door location
If there is a veranda or a small vestibule, there is no problem. However, if the entrance from the street leads into the house, you will have to solve several additional problems. Often it is the need for better thermal insulation so that the cold from the street does not penetrate inside in winter. It is usually enough to install a second door.
If there is no vestibule, special attention should be paid to the thermal insulation of the entrance door.
It is important to note that there will be much more dirt, so you should be serious about choosing a floor covering. If wooden floors or parquet are on the floor, even the best floor mats will not save them from dirt from the street. Dust will clog in the gaps between the boards, and the moisture will gradually lead to rotting of the floor, the appearance of mold. It is better to choose a stone or ceramic tile, at least in the vicinity of the entrance door.
One of the best ways to design the floor in the hallway is a tile made of porcelain stoneware
If the house is in the process of construction, it is better to think about the presence of at least a vestibule, where you can clean and dry your shoes. Variants of registration of the corridor in a private house with annexes can be seen in the selection of the photo below.
Number of exits from home
In large hallways, there may be several exits leading to different parts of the building near the house, for example, to the garden, to the sports ground or to the gate. Necessary things are better located depending on the direction of exit. At the door leading to the garden, you can put a locker with garden tools and clothing for work. Such an arrangement of furniture will save time spent walking back and forth for the necessary things.
The garage, storage room and cloakroom, where the doors from the hallway lead, can take most of the load off the premises. The garage is great for storing various tools, a dressing room for outerwear, and a storage room for things that have no place anywhere. This will reduce the amount of furniture in the hallway, making it more spacious.
Before you choose finishing materials for the design of the hallway in the house, you need to understand that this room is quickly getting dirty. This means that wall finishes must withstand constant moisture, street dirt, or occasional mechanical damage. Metal parts of umbrellas and clothing can scratch the walls, and heavy bags accidentally hit something. Finishing materials must be sufficiently strong and resistant to any damage. It is necessary to take into account the fact that cleaning in the corridor should be done more often, so that the decoration must withstand constant cleaning and, possibly, the effects of household chemicals.
The design of the hallway, as well as the kitchen, in a private house involves the use of moisture-resistant materials. In light of this, wood panels and paper wallpapers should be immediately eliminated. This is especially important if there are animals at home walking on the street. They become the culprits of torn and stained walls.
Unlike thin cellulose cloths, such a coating is denser and stronger. Vinyl wallpaper is easy to clean, so you can not be afraid of spoiling them during cleaning. They are easy to glue, and due to the rich palette of colors and textures they can fit into any interior hallway. Due to its density, this material is able to hide minor defects of walls - pits, scratches, etc.
Important! Choosing finishing materials for the hallway walls in a private house, for example, as on the selection of photos further, you should not take fabric wallpaper or cellulose-based cloths - they will quickly become unusable.
This is a modern environmentally friendly finishing material that combines the properties of plaster and wallpaper. The mixture is easily diluted in water and applied to the surface of the walls with a spatula. Thus, it is easy to finish even hard-to-reach places or objects of complex shape, arches and niches. For greater strength, liquid wallpaper should be covered with a layer of varnish - then the usual washing is not terrible for them. Otherwise, the walls will have to be cleaned with a dry cloth.
Important! Liquid wallpaper easily removed from the wall, which allows you to quickly replace the damaged area with a new one.
The easiest and most economical material for finishing the corridor in a private house. This coating is suitable for perfectly smooth surfaces, so if the walls have flaws, they need to be leveled with plaster or gypsum plasterboard. Often, the preparatory work is more laborious and more expensive than the painting itself. If the room is small, you can use paint with a glossy effect, this technique will visually expand the space.
This coating is easy to apply and further care. Plaster can be of different colors and have different textures. On a fresh surface, it is easy to apply any ornament using a regular float. It can be waves, zigzags, stripes, abstractions. Plaster can be painted in any color you like. Venetian plaster with a marble effect will fit well into the classic interior. But if the entrance hall was conceived in the best traditions of country or Provence styles, the usual light and even rough finish will do.
Decorative panels MDF and PVC
This is one of the fastest wall decoration methods used in interior design. The panels differ in shape and type of assembly:
- Prefabricated slats;
For finishing, any option is suitable, more important is such a parameter as water resistance. Panels are often combined with other materials, such as plaster, wallpaper. Often, the bottom of the wall is trimmed with panels, which is more susceptible to moisture, water, etc. The upper part is covered with wallpaper, finished with plaster or just painted in the desired color. How to combine different materials when finishing the walls of the hallway in a private house can be viewed in the photo interior.
The floors have the largest load in the hall. Here put heavy bags, bicycles or scooters. The corridor is the most passable place, and therefore the floor must withstand thousands of steps. For finishing it is better to choose the most wear-resistant coating, easy to clean.
This material, popular in many houses, is available at the price, is easy in installation and leaving therefore it is considered suitable option for the hall. When choosing, it is necessary to take into account that the linoleum coating is classified according to the thickness and density of the web. For the corridor you need to choose the most dense and thick canvas of high class.
A good option for finishing the corridor, but you must choose a moisture-resistant model of the middle and upper class. Be sure to additionally handle the lamella joints with a special water-repellent agent. Good quality laminate does not look different from natural wood. If desired, you can purchase a square-shaped material with imitation of parquet pattern. Laying options for laminate flooring in the entrance hall of a private house can be seen in the photo below.
Stone and ceramic tiles
The highest quality and durable material for the corridor. Artificial or natural stone has been serving for decades. For houses, porcelain is more often chosen; it is not inferior in quality to natural stone and, most importantly, does not slip.
For finishing the floor, as well as walls, you can use composite materials, for example, the space at the door is tiled, and the rest with laminate or linoleum. With options of combinations of different coatings on the floor of the vestibule or hallway in a private house can be found in the photo.
Rarely anyone looks at the ceiling, but this does not mean that one should not pay attention to its finishing. These can be simple solutions for the design of a corridor in a private house, not distracting attention from the interior, or independent art objects playing a decorative role.
Cloth smooth and even, easy to clean. The only drawback of such a coating is a very complex installation. It is impossible to stretch the canvas by yourself; here you will need the help of professionals with special tools. Cloths can be matte and glossy, white, colored, with a picture or without. The choice of ceiling design depends on the overall style of the hallway.
Hinged ceilings require high walls, since such a construction requires 10-15 cm. If you plan several levels, you will need even more space. For finishing panels are used from PVC or HL. Plastic, unlike drywall does not need to be further treated with paint or plaster.
In addition to the now popular stretch and suspended ceilings, you should not forget about other materials: paint, plaster, wallpaper, ceiling tiles. Paint and whitewashing require a perfectly flat surface, but such repairs can be easily done with your own hands.
Plaster - the most difficult option of the above, especially if there is a large difference in the height of the walls. Examples of the design of an entrance hall ceiling in a private house can be seen in the following photos:
The choice of basic colors of the interior depends only on personal taste and the ability to harmoniously combine shades. If the design of the hallway in a private house involves windows, it is better to focus on them. If there is a lot of sun at any time of the year, you can choose the colors of the cold range - blue, blue, light green, gray shades. In the northern hallway, on the contrary, it is necessary to use warm colors: peach, beige, orange, yellow, pink. How to look corridors in a private house, made in cold or warm colors can be viewed and compared in the photo.
It should be borne in mind that the walls should be at least a little lighter than the floor and furniture. Decorative elements are brighter on a neutral background. The ceiling is the lightest part of the room. This technique with the gradual lightening of shades from floor to ceiling creates the effect of spaciousness. Light shades are suitable for the design of a small hallway in the house, such as in the following photos.
Black and white gamma is great for the corridor, but for light interior details it is better to choose the most practical materials. You can diversify such an interior with the help of bright decorative elements - vases, figurines, panels, rugs, etc.
The choice of furniture for the corridor begins with the material. Of course, an array of natural wood looks gorgeous and really will serve even the descendants, but the price of such a headset will be appropriate. There are less expensive options - MDF and particleboard. But furniture for the hallway, made in the style of hi-tech, can be made of plastic, glass or metal. Ideas for the selection of furniture for the design of the corridor in a private house can be found in the photo below.
The most important part of the corridor. These are cases, and also shelves for storage of things and footwear. Often, a wardrobe is chosen for this purpose, but you need to consider that it takes up quite a lot of space. If the hallway is small, you can get by the corner models, they are no less roomy, but due to their configuration they take up less space.
If there are niches, they must be activated - mount the wardrobe inside or install shallow shelves. Upstairs you can keep scarves, hats and gloves, and leave the lower tier for shoes and umbrellas.
Light modular furniture fits well with the design of the hallway in a private house, such as in the following photos. Furniture set of this kind is a combination of individual segments that can be assembled as a designer, depending on current needs. Modules from one set are made in the same style, so they are easy to replace or buy new complementary elements.
The location of the modules depends on the shape of the corridor. If the room is narrow and long, it is better to place all the furniture along the wall without or with fewer doors. Free wall can be decorated with mirrors, which further expand the space.
Note! You can not arrange furniture along both long walls - there will be too little space for passage.
To save space, you can place the mezzanine above the door, and hang on the walls lockers and open shelves. The higher the better, but do not forget about convenience. On the highest shelves it is better to keep things that you rarely use. There is also worth removing dangerous items, if you live at home with small children and animals. Options for placing modular furniture in the hallway of a private house can be seen in the photo.
Compact soft puffs, benches or even a comfortable sofa is better not to neglect. Guests rarely come alone, and families do not always consist of two or three people. It is convenient to change shoes on a low bench, next to it you can put a stand for umbrellas or a nightstand for storing keys and various trifles. Here is a selection of photos with different design options for a corridor in a private house:
The area of the hallway in the houses is quite large, so you can easily place a stool or several poufs. The seat is often combined with a storage system, for example, a box under a pouf lid, a shoebox under a bench, or an original chest store. Such furniture can decorate the room, giving the interior a certain zest.
If the area allows, you can put a full-fledged sofa with a small table. An additional decoration will be decorative pillows and blankets.
Where to put shoes
Central Russia is characterized by extremely changeable weather, often in one month you may need a complete set: boots, light boots, sneakers, shoes. The dimensions of the shoe shelves must be calculated on the basis of 2-3 pairs of shoes for each household. A small shelf can not do, unless you live alone. In addition to shoes you need to provide additional space for creams, brushes and slippers. Ideal if there is extra space for guests' shoes.
The design of a large hallway in a private house allows you to install full shelves for any number of shoes. Choosing a shoe holder, it is better to buy open models so that the shoes do not break and quickly ventilate. In addition, the classic model is rarely above half a meter and is not designed to store high boots with heels.
Where to hang a mirror
Growth mirrors allow you to inspect yourself from head to toe before going out, in addition, they are perfectly able to visually expand the space. The mirror can be located both on the doors of the wardrobe and just hang on the wall. The design of the frame should match the style of the interior hallway.
Important! If the corridor is long, it is not necessary to place mirrors on the end walls, this will only exacerbate the effect.
Lighting design depends on the type of ceiling. Suspended ceilings allow you to mount a complete system with built-in lights, which solves all problems. The hallway should be well lit. Placement and number of lamps depends on the size of the room. Too small corridors will look ridiculous if you hang a massive crystal chandelier. It is better to do wall lamps and a compact chandelier in the center.
Massive chandeliers with a large number of decorative elements are more suitable for spacious halls with high ceilings. The location of the fixtures must be thought out before the repair of the hallway in a private house.
In the design of the interior hallway plays an important role its functionality. This is the main landmark on which to rely, choosing furniture and decor. However, do not forget about your own imagination - by combining both approaches you can create a really beautiful and practical interior.