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How to Decorate a Narrow Hallway

Learn to Love Your Narrow Hallway

Not sure how to address your narrow hallway? We can help! If the most petite furnishings still seem awkward, there are plenty of other ways to add visual pizzazz.

  • Distract with patterned walls: While we're partial to the elongating power of black and white stripes, you can experiment with any pattern that suits your style. Painted stripes or stencils are also an affordable and less permanent way to introduce pattern to your walls.
  • Draw the eye up: It can be as complicated as hanging a chandelier with coordinating shades or as simple as these bare bulb beauties. If you have a low ceiling, flush mount lights might be the answer.
  • Create a dynamic gallery: Whether you're putting your favorite artwork, family photos, or a mix of both on display, try mixing different types of frames to add texture and visual interest. Dedicating one wall to a collection of mirrors not only looks cool, but also helps to visually expand the space.
  • Use a runner: Even if you have carpeting in your hallway, using a long, narrow rug (aka runner) will spice up a bland hallway. We like how the black and white stripes are carried through on a smaller scale with the rug.

Source: Victoria Pearson via Country Living

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