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Decorating: 13 Smart Ways to Brighten Up a Dark Hallway

If your hall feels a bit drab, take inspiration from these schemes and perk up your entrance with simple decorating tricks Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Hallway feeling a little gloomy? You’re not alone. Hallways are notoriously tricky beasts to decorate. In Victorian and other period homes they’re often narrow corridors that lack ...

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8 Ways Upcycling Can Add Personality to Your Hall

Display vintage finds, repurpose existing treasures and revamp those pre-loved curios for a welcoming, characterful entrance UK based Houzz contributor and freelance property and interiors journalist with experience… More The hallway often gets relegated to the bottom of the list when it comes to makeover projects in the home. But you can easily transform a bland corridor from a boring ...

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Brilliant Ideas for Lighting Your Staircase

Make a feature of your staircase with a lighting scheme that’s more than merely functional Staircases are highly visible in most homes. They are the spine of the house, and often form the main focal point in a hallway. As such, they offer great opportunities for dramatic and fun, as well as practical, lighting. However, be aware that integrating lighting ...

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Beautiful Banisters that Boost Staircase Style

A staircase is more than just the treads you step on. Great-looking designs come with bold, beautiful or coolly contemporary banisters Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More From carved and decorative wooden spindles to a sleek pane of glass, banisters come in all shapes and sizes. Also referred to as the balustrade, ...

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Which Material Should I Choose for My Staircase Balustrades?

It’s important to weight up the benefits of the different materials, here are some tips to point you in the right direction Houzz Australia editorial team. Journalist/photographer specialising in design, travel… More Whether your home is sleek and modern or old and full of character, a little know-how can go a long way when you’re deciding which balustrade is best ...

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10 Ways to Clear the Clutter in Your Hallway

If stray shoes and tangles of scarves are a permanent fixture in your hallway, employ some of these storage tricks to keep them in line Most hallways are very hard-working, having to cope with the endless comings and goings of a busy household. And with winter fast approaching, they need to work even harder to store all the many hats, ...

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How to Make Your Stairs Special

Statement-making, shoe-stashing, mood-lifting or eyebrow-raising… Elevate your stairs to new heights of splendidness I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and like nothing more… More Are you stairs working hard enough? Like every other part of your home, they have the potential to be a distinctive design feature, not to mention an ingenious storage solution. So don’t ...

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10 Easy Ways To Pep Up a Tired Hallway

Give a warm welcome to these creative quick fixes guaranteed to revitalise your hall Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More If our eyes are the window to our soul, then our hallway is a taster of what’s to come in the rest of our home. Why is it, then, that such an important, welcoming ...

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10 Ways to Bring Some Order to Your Hallway

What’s the best way to greet a guest? With a neat and organised hallway, of course. Here’s how to make it happen I’m a Houzz contributor/ interior consultant based out of Dublin and I’m utterly… More Hallways are the areas in which we spend the least time. We rush through them on the way to work, enjoy awkward conversations with ...

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How to Make a Skinny Hallway Feel More Spacious

Is your hallway on the slim side? Give it a boost with these space-enhancing ideas London-based interiors writer & stylist. Blog: More We Brits are familiar with narrow hallways, with Victorian, Edwardian and even Thirties houses having less than large entrances that can feel a bit like an afterthought. But you don’t have to settle for a gloomy corridor – ...

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Which Should I Choose – Painted Stairs or Carpeted Stairs?

Soft and soundproofing or clean and colourful? We debate the merits of carpets and runners over painted stairs Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More As usually the only route between floors, our stairs see a lot of traffic, so what’s the best way to treat them? Carpet and stair runners offer sound ...

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Give Your Corridors and Hallway a Modern Update

Are you guilty of ignoring the hallway and corridors in your home? Show them some love with these stylish tips for making an entrance Houzz contributor and UK-based freelance journalist with more than 5 years experience… More Often the most neglected spaces in the home, entrance halls should really stand to attention and make a strong statement. After all, they ...

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