Hallway Challenge: Tips for Setting Up and Designing
Hallways are often furnished completely unimaginative without imagination. The problem is that property owners face a big problem that they can not usually overcome. For them, corridors are not easy to use, so they usually buy furniture completely meaningless, wasting valuable space and can not properly stage the hall without a suitable lighting. The result : The hallway looks cold, strange and not exactly inviting. With the following living ideas, you can make your hallway meaningful.
Why planks are so hard to make
When setting up the apartment, the hallway is the black sheep. Hardly anyone likes to set it up, because honestly it's not necessarily easy. Often these are square floor plans, narrow aisles or many doors that require highly imaginative design ideas in order to make the most of even the last corner.
The footprint in combination with an unfavorable floor plan are the main problems in design of the hallway . In many new buildings, the hallway is very small, in old buildings, on the other hand, winding, long and narrow. Even a large hallway causes problems because there are no large, contiguous wall surfaces. That's why individual solutions and a little imagination are needed.
It is important to keep the walkways clear while designing the hallway. If the floor plan of the corridor is narrow, the furniture must have the lowest possible depth. Also practical is a closed wardrobe area, special shoe cabinets for narrow corridors and open drawers or compartments for keys and other small items. In niches and corners clothes rails often fit. With an additional sliding door in front of it creates a practical, discreet storage space for the vacuum cleaner and accessories. By taking advantage of the angles , the corridor looks much warmer at the same time.
4 Rules for a neat corridor
- Kindness and order : The design of the hall does not start behind the front door, but in front of it. Already at the sight of the door the guest should be enveloped by friendliness and warmth. Starting with a clean doormat to a pretty name badge to accessories and home furnishings that fit the season - there are many ways to make the front door inviting.
- Setting Home Accents : Many people feel in strange homes unwell. They lack an indication that they are really welcome here. This effect can be achieved with a small bench or chair, if there is enough space. When removing and putting on shoes, the guest can sit down or put down his bag. Together with the choice of bright colors, a homely and friendly atmosphere is created.
- Attract attention to living spaces : Through the trend-setting arrangement of pictures, art prints or sculptures, consumers can draw attention to the living spaces that run through the hallway get connected. A beach motif with waves that beat from right to left, directs the gaze in this direction.
- Order and functionality : With clutter and disorder people feel uncomfortable, this is especially true in the hallway. Often a lot has to be stowed, although there is little space. Cupboards and chests of drawers with closed doors ensure that the chaos is not directly visible. The drawers contain caps and scarves, while the wardrobe closet with coat rack offers space for coats and jackets. The corridor thus remains clear and radiates lightness.
Design with light
The lack of illumination is one of the main problems that makes for a dreary, uncomfortable atmosphere in a corridor. There is no ideal solution for every corridor. The lighting concept must be individually adapted in view of the size, shape and furnishing of the corridor. Basically, a combination of direct and indirect lighting is suitable in small and medium-sized corridors. It is important to ensure that the hallway is completely lit and no dark corners arise. These would optically reduce the space. For small, narrow corridors, there are several wall luminaires mounted one behind the other, which optically extend it. By contrast, individual light spots can direct attention to specific details, such as a photo or a sculpture.
Setting color accents
The Color selection is decisive for the overall impression of the hallway. Windowless, narrow corridors, which have no windows and thus little light, should receive a bright basic color. With strong colors you can then set color accents that visually increase the respective corridor area. Horizontal stripes stretch the corridor, while vertical stripes generate height. When choosing the color, make sure it's a friendly, bright color. The paint should also be hard-wearing and wipeable.
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