Brighten up every day with a pretty floral bag, trolley or umbrella and put posies around the home. This green and blue floral wallpaper gives the ultimate fresh feel.
Damask print hallway
A hand-blocked wallpaper lends a classic feel in simple white on a neutral sand background. This understated look makes a great backdrop for painted furniture and cushions in faded tea rose designs.
A colourful runner leads the way to an eye-catching armoire. The bright orange colour adds vibrancy to the hallway.
A floral screen in fuchsia shades and chair with a magenta flock cover and gold trim add glamour to a hallway. An Oka painted console table displays a mirror tree, cranberry glassware and a lamp. An Osborne & Little sheer curtain with gold floral design adds more pattern. Tasselled tiebacks and a velvet chair layered with berry throws add opulence.
Country-style hallwayA kingfisher-blue table creates a point of interest in a hall and an accent shade to mellow oranges and pinks.
Don't waste under-stairs space and make room for outdoor essentials by building a bench seat and create a cubbyhole for each family member to hang their coats in. Use the slope of the stairs to give kids a lower cubbyhole they can reach easily.
Painting in blue bellow a dado or picture ledge at waist height, and above it in a soft shade of white or warm ivory, lightens this hallway and adds a shot of colour. The rattan baskets and wooden flooring bring a natural feel ot the look.
Floral hallway curtain
The bright pink floral pattern on this curtain adds colour to this simple, country hallway. Made from a quilt, it's a practical and stylish way to keep the warmth in.
For an elegant curtain treatment choose pure linen decorated with a trail of branches bearing exquisitely detailed blossom. To add extra colour, line the curtain with another colour, in this case lilac, so when the sun shines through it brings a pinky tinge to the curtain.
Create a feature wall in the hallway with a beautiful wallpaper depicting wintry trees. Dress a side table with coordinating accessories to enhance the look.
A blue striped Anta stair runner adds contemporary feel, with a checked Busby chair cover in the same tones. An oak side table displays a painting, erymgiums in a tartan vase ad an antique anglepoise lamp. A wooden stag's head bell, Labrador cushion, old prints and woollen throws complete the look.
This hallway oozes understated glamour with plain white walls, monochrome accessories and a bold black console table.
Mix complementary designs, ranging from floral to folk-inspired, to give a bohemian country look. Team with rag rugs, patchwork quilts, shabby chic and antique furniture, and bric-a-brac style accessories.
Dark wood furniture and autumn colours add definition to this cream hallway. Hooks are great for keeping clothes and bags out of the way. A rustic bench is useful for putting on shoes, and the shoes can be stored underneath it. A vase with country flowers has been placed on a side table for a cosy autumn look.
A traditional coat stand looks fabulous in a rustic hallway and holds a surprising amount of outdoor garments, keeping hats, coats, bags and even umbrellas all tidied away. Here, a simple coat hook is combined with a small blackboard, ideal for leaving messages, and a shallow shelf - perfect for propping letters ready to be posted. Stone flooring is a good choice for an entrance hall as it's easy to clean and very hardwearing.
An antique bench has a seat cover in vintage French fabric. Blue and white cushions pick up the stripe and provide a link with the blue cabinet in the sitting room beyond. A laminate floor is practical and warm. A gilded sconce adds a touch of glamour to the simple scheme.
Christmas entrance hall
Welcome Christmas guests with a heady combination of flickering candlelight from Katharine Pooley, understated shades of gold and silver in cushions and throws and a festive aromatic wreath from Jane Packer.
A true country feel is generated in this hallway by the animal-print curtains and the decorative pieces featured on the wooden table.
Make a hallway more inviting with classic floral wallpaper and accents of colour on richly-upholstered furniture. Soft lighting accentuates the warmth of wood flooring.
Hallway and living room
The wall above the stairs was removed to open up the space in this hallway-living room, and a handrail and chrome spindles fitted to the stairway. An additional beam adds character while the neutral colour scheme makes the two rooms flow into each other. The wood effect flooring gives further warmth to the space.
Colourful accents hallway
A bright voile panel is a great way of adding colour to your hallway, without compromising on light. Here the green, yellow and blue stripes match the cushions and painted chair, and compliment the earthy wooden tones. The stone flooring is softened with a rug in subtle greys.
Grand entrance hallway
Eucalyptus garlands bejewelled with golden berries ensure a warm and memorable welcome in this hallway. Large golden baubles hang from a classic-style chandelier, and the large mirror adds timeless elegance.
If your front door opens into a living-cum-dining area as with this home, a small console table and handy desk near the entrance will define the space.
Make your hallway work harder by adding a desk and chair. Add an extra layer of insulation with a wool curtain in a contrasting fabric.
Balance touches of gold carefully across a room scheme so they don't become garish. Create a feature wall by hanging together prints and mirrors with gilded frames. Arrange them on the floor first to decide on the positioning. Mix fabric textures, such as beaded, embroidered and woven siks alongside rough linen and gold rope braid, to create interest.
Reclaimed wood pieces give this hallway a rustic country feel. Patterned cushions with accents of red add warmth.
A mix of wooden furniture teamed with soft furnishings give this hallway an inviting feel. Rustic accessories, such as the wooden wreath, add a sense of charm to the country look.
Neutral patterned hallway
Most wallpaper companies create collections with colours and patterns that are designed to work with one another, like the sumptuous golden theme of this hallway complimented by the gold in the floral wallpaper of the adjacent dining room. Stick to one collection and the scheme will naturally come together.
Chic country hallway
A stylish striped runner protects painted stairs in this hallway and smart stainless steel stair rods keeps the runner in place. A wooden console table makes the ideal spot for storing keys and handbags by the front door.
A hallway is a high-traffic area, and the first room that you enter when you come into the house, so the flooring needs to be hard-wearing and easy to clean. Here, slate flooring is ideal. Off-white walls and pale wood keep the whole area light and airy, and stop the dark tiles from overpowering the room.