Create an inviting hallway

As the winter nights draw in, there’s nothing better than coming back to a warm, cosy house.

The hallway of your home is not just a place for you to kick off your boots and hang up your coat, it’s the first space that welcomes you and your guests when coming in from the cold. Here are our tips on how to create an inviting hallway to combat those winter blues…

Make the hallway a room of its own

No matter what size hallway you’re working with, there are ways to make it feel like another room, rather than just a corridor. If your hall is small and narrow, you could make it more homely by hanging some of your favourite photos, or fitting a small floating shelf to display a few carefully chosen decorative items.

If you have more space to play with, you can use a piece of furniture such as a side table or comfy chair to create a focal point and make the hallway feel like a space that’s lived in.


Provide storage for outdoor items

A big pile of coats, shoes and umbrellas doesn’t make for a very warm welcome. Make sure you and your guests have somewhere to put outdoor items, whether it’s a selection of hooks, a discreet shoe cupboard, or a decorative coat stand.


Enjoy true warmth with underfloor heating

To enjoy that warm and cosy feeling from the moment you walk through your front door, consider installing underfloor heating. Unlike traditional radiators, underfloor heating is installed across a wide surface area. This means that it evenly distributes heat around the space, creating the perfect ambient temperature without any chilly spots! And without a radiator to work around, underfloor heating can free up valuable space for those working with a compact hallway.


Use scent to add to the atmosphere

Try introducing scents into your hallway to add to the inviting ambience. There are plenty of options available, from wall plug-ins and incense, to reed diffusers and scented candles. Opt for softer scents such as lavender, chamomile, or sandalwood to make it even more welcoming.

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Modern Living, News


1st November 2017


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