6 of the Best Before and After Hallway Transformations
If you’re dreaming of a beautiful, welcoming entrance, check out these makeovers for inspiration
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This tiny Dublin flat needed some clever ideas to make it look and feel more spacious. The original hallway, for example, seemed to have little room for anything but coats.
Fresh white walls and a long floor runner create a feeling of space, while a picture shelf hung above the radiator is unobtrusive, but large enough to hold keys and spare change, and even a bud vase of flowers.
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“Positioning the coat hooks at a lower height looks less cluttered than if they’re at eye level,” Eva says. “They’re hung 1.2m above the floor, as none of our coats are any longer than that.”
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A small cabinet was the only place to store anything in this hallway, as there was limited space either side of the wide door.
Designer Lally Walford of Lally Walford Interiors kept that cabinet in place, but did something rather radical with the rest of the room…
By installing underfloor heating, she could also remove the radiator to free up space opposite the joinery. The design was completed by painting the door a warm raspberry colour, which matches the edging on the stair runner.
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There were a few period features in this hallway, but it was in need of some extra character.
To maintain a stylish, uncluttered feel in the narrow space, she created an area below the stairs to store coats and outerwear.
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The hallway in this Victorian townhouse was dark already, and you might think that by blocking up the door to the adjacent living room, the designer would reduce the light even more. Not so…
Designer Celine Erlam of Indie & Co also added a simple wooden bench to give the room some warmth. In place of the living room door, there’s now a run of soft grey panelling, which adds to the home’s elegant, period feel.
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A lot of work was needed to restore the original character of this Victorian flat, including moving the kitchen from the end of the hallway to another location.
Architect Lior Brosh of Brosh Architects also removed the spiral staircase in order to reinstate a Victorian-style one in keeping with the age of the property.
He also used an ageing technique on the floorboards to make them look like the original boards. This involved tumbling them in a giant machine with chains and stones for a few minutes, so they came out looking distressed and old.
“The flooring on the stairs didn’t look old enough,” he says. So with his attention to detail, he went over each tread with a hammer.
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It’s hard to determine the era of this turn-of-the-century home from the look of the previous hallway. An orange floor sat below a section of flocked wallpaper, while a beige carpet covered the stairs.
Brightly coloured coat hooks give the room some contemporary character, and a period-style radiator is pepped up with lime green paint.
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What do you think of these transformations? Share your thoughts – and any photos of your hallway makeover, if you’ve done one – in the Comments section.