In the property we currently live in we can’t really do much in the way of building work or major interior decorating overhauls as we currently live in a rented home. We are really lucky in that the house is neutrally decorated and is really lovely anyway and we have been able to paint it more to our tastes as long as we keep to the neutral colour palette. We are allowed decorate it in terms of putting up picture frames and adding a few touches here and there.
In the next few years we are hoping to remain in this home until we can afford to purchase our own. There’s just some saving to do and also to work out where we want to live in the long run. We love the area we currently live in so I hope we can stay round here, we’re also open to the possibility of living and working abroad too. We shall see.
In the meantime, even though we don’t own our own property as yet, it hasn’t stopped me from spending hours on Pinterest putting together lots of different mood boards. The latest project I’ve been putting together is hallway interiors. I like the idea of having a ‘wow’ factor when people enter our home and something that of course we love just as much too. I don’t mean having a grand entrance to our home but just having things like a statement staircase, something a little bit different and you can actually buy staircases online now. Also having some vibrant prints and some funky light fixtures. We also want to keep in mind that it needs to be a welcoming environment too.
I’ve added a few images to this post to show some ideas of what our dream hallway could feature. As we’ve had to to stick to neutral colours in our current home, I’m really drawn to going for quite a dark colour or something really bright on the walls or even just having a feature wall in a deep navy, a dark grey, aubergine or even red like the below image from Farrow & Ball using their shade of paint in ‘blazer’. Then to lighten it up we could adding a large mirror to reflect the light and also some brightly coloured prints on the wall to add some character. A gorgeous tiled flooring or wood parquet flooring would be appealing to us too.
I also would love some form of compact spiral staircase (I have a slight obsession with these thanks to a few recent Grand Designs programmes I’ve been watching recently) rather than a traditional set of stairs. Even something that can be quite open so it adds more storage area to a hallway. Although it would depend on the space how that would work. My ultimate dream would be to have a large home with a study/library area that could fit in a spiral staircase unit as a feature.
I’d love to know what you think of my ideas and what’s your hallway like?