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Shannon Malone
Shannon Malone © 2012 Houzz
Inspiration for a timeless carpeted hallway remodel in Santa Barbara with white walls
Crisp Architects
Crisp Architects
Crisp Architects
Renovation of Old Home Including Stairway, Kitchen, Master Bath, and Study Photographer: Rob Karosis
Hallway - traditional hallway idea in New York with green walls
Pacific Palisades XVIII
Pacific Palisades XVIII
Square Footage
Inspiration for a timeless medium tone wood floor hallway remodel in Los Angeles with white walls
La Jolla Luxury | La Jolla, San Diego, CA
La Jolla Luxury | La Jolla, San Diego, CA
J Hill Interiors
Inspiration for a transitional hallway remodel in San Diego
Entry
Entry
Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd
Trendy medium tone wood floor and beige floor hallway photo in Minneapolis with white walls
Alpine Haven
Alpine Haven
Snake River Interiors
A mountain retreat for an urban family of five, centered on coming together over games in the great room. Every detail speaks to the parents’ parallel priorities—sophistication and function—a twofold mission epitomized by the living area, where a cashmere sectional—perfect for piling atop as a family—folds around two coffee tables with hidden storage drawers. An ambiance of commodious camaraderie pervades the panoramic space. Upstairs, bedrooms serve as serene enclaves, with mountain views complemented by statement lighting like Owen Mortensen’s mesmerizing tumbleweed chandelier. No matter the moment, the residence remains rooted in the family’s intimate rhythms.
Great Northern Lodge
Great Northern Lodge
Centre Sky Architecture Ltd
Located in Whitefish, Montana near one of our nation’s most beautiful national parks, Glacier National Park, Great Northern Lodge was designed and constructed with a grandeur and timelessness that is rarely found in much of today’s fast paced construction practices. Influenced by the solid stacked masonry constructed for Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, Great Northern Lodge uniquely exemplifies Parkitecture style masonry. The owner had made a commitment to quality at the onset of the project and was adamant about designating stone as the most dominant material. The criteria for the stone selection was to be an indigenous stone that replicated the unique, maroon colored Sperry Chalet stone accompanied by a masculine scale. Great Northern Lodge incorporates centuries of gained knowledge on masonry construction with modern design and construction capabilities and will stand as one of northern Montana’s most distinguished structures for centuries to come.
Catelli's
Catelli's
User
Drew Kelly
Large transitional porcelain tile and gray floor hallway photo in San Francisco with white walls
Mid-Century Modern Renovation
Mid-Century Modern Renovation
Koch Architects, Inc.
Hallway - large contemporary medium tone wood floor and beige floor hallway idea in San Francisco with beige walls
Hall/Kitchen/Stairs
Hall/Kitchen/Stairs
Rethink Design Studio
Designer, Joel Snayd. Beach house on Tybee Island in Savannah, GA. This two-story beach house was designed from the ground up by Rethink Design Studio -- architecture + interior design. The first floor living space is wide open allowing for large family gatherings. Old recycled beams were brought into the space to create interest and create natural divisions between the living, dining and kitchen. The crisp white butt joint paneling was offset using the cool gray slate tile below foot. The stairs and cabinets were painted a soft gray, roughly two shades lighter than the floor, and then topped off with a Carerra honed marble. Apple red stools, quirky art, and fun colored bowls add a bit of whimsy and fun. Wall Color: SW extra white 7006 Cabinet Color: BM Sterling 1591 Floor: 6x12 Squall Slate (local tile supplier)
Porch House
Porch House
Hufft
The Porch House located just west of Springfield, Missouri, presented Hufft Projects with a unique challenge. The clients desired a residence that referenced the traditional forms of farmhouses but also spoke to something distinctly modern. A hybrid building emerged and the Porch House greets visitors with its namesake – a large east and south facing ten foot cantilevering canopy that provides dramatic cover. The residence also commands a view of the expansive river valley to the south. L-shaped in plan, the house’s master suite is located in the western leg and is isolated away from other functions allowing privacy. The living room, dining room, and kitchen anchor the southern, more traditional wing of the house with its spacious vaulted ceilings. A chimney punctuates this area and features a granite clad fireplace on the interior and an exterior fireplace expressing split face concrete block. Photo Credit: Mike Sinclair
Hall
Hall
Alair Homes Charlotte
Example of a transitional hallway design in Charlotte
Inspirational Details
Inspirational Details
True North Development
Hallway - traditional medium tone wood floor and brown floor hallway idea in New York with white walls
Vestavia Hills House
Vestavia Hills House
Dana Wolter
photos by Jean Allsopp Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary hallway remodel in Birmingham
Native Woods
Native Woods
Tim Clarke Design
Noah Webb
Inspiration for a contemporary dark wood floor hallway remodel in Los Angeles with white walls
GREEN with Envy: LEED Certified Whole House Renovation
GREEN with Envy: LEED Certified Whole House Renovation
Harry Braswell Inc.
LEED Certified renovation of existing house.
Inspiration for a timeless hallway remodel in DC Metro
Hampton's in the Country
Hampton's in the Country
Peter Eskuche, AIA
Landmark Photography
Inspiration for a timeless hallway remodel in Minneapolis
Hanging Picture
Hanging Picture
Allie Paarsmith
Try using a horizontal midline as a base for a collection of frames in varied sizes.
Hallway - contemporary hallway idea in Other
Kate Cummings
Kate Cummings
Chris A Dorsey Photography
Chris A. Dorsey Photography © 2013 Houzz
Inspiration for an eclectic hallway remodel in New York
Traditional Hall
Traditional Hall
Example of a classic hallway design in Minneapolis
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Even though hallways are primarily pathways between rooms, they can be so much more if designed well. Despite being a rather small space, the range of hallway decorating ideas is surprisingly big; adding built-in bookcases or shelves to display books or interesting knickknacks is just the tip of the iceberg. Browse plenty of pictures of hallways for inspiration and read the following tips to make sure yours is flawless and functional:

How do I add storage to my hallway design?

If you have a small home, adding hallway storage solutions is a great way to save much-needed space. When executing your hallway ideas make sure to avoid narrowing an already narrow space. Instead, think about how you can take advantage of the vertical surface of the walls. Stay away from full-sized furniture and try to incorporate built-in bookcases and skinny console tables into your hallway design ideas. Also, consider adding narrow shelves on the wall, just make sure they don't cut into your walking space since that is the hallway’s prime functionality!


Another more involved hallway storage idea is to actually open up the walls to tap into unused space between the studs. This is a great way to add small nooks and shelving that don’t actually take up any precious space, but are perfect for showcasing hallway decor. You’ll want to hire a professional to make sure there isn’t any plumbing or electrical running through the spots you want to open; if there is, and you absolutely need that extra space, you can always pay to have it moved or rerouted.

How do I incorporate hallway decor?

Your hallway decor should not overwhelm such a small space, but instead enhance it and complement the home’s interior. If you want to display a photo collection, grouping frames in odd numbers and varying the heights is one of the best hallway decorating ideas you can easily implement. You can use shadow boxes and art shelves to display quirky small accessories in your hallway design, but try to rotate them out occasionally to keep in fresh and interesting. Wall space is key, but don't forget about your ceilings and floors as well. Ceiling lights, chandeliers or wall sconces can act as additional decor, while runner rugs are a quick, easy way to add color and pattern to a traditionally all-neutral space.


Put in extra thought when choosing a paint color for the walls. Lots of hallway ideas will feature light colors, which will keep the space feeling open and bright, especially if it’s lacking natural light. Don’t let that stop you from using dark or bright colors though, as these can have an equally impactful presence. If you are planning to use deep hues, consider using contrasting hallway decorating ideas, like white picture frames and bright artwork. Also, keep in mind what color the doors in the hallway are — if they clash with the paint color you should paint them to coordinate, or consider going with a different wall color altogether.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a hallway renovation or are building a designer hallway from scratch, Houzz has 261,888 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Chris A Dorsey Photography and H.U.R. Companies. Look through hallway pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a hallway design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful hallway photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.