My hallway is a bit awkward, and it seems like no matter where I live I’m destined to have awkward hallways. Or maybe all hallways are normal and I’m the awkward one?
My house (built in the 1960s) enters into a mini hallway that connects to the main hallway which extends from the dining room to the office and curves a bit at the end. That means a lot of awkward sized walls to try to work with, and 1 wall that will remain unused because it helps keeps things minimal. Check out my photos for more details.
I believe that hallways are great spots for photo galleries. Hallways are meant for people to see photos of the people that reside inside the home without being forced to look at them 24/7 in places like living rooms and bedrooms. I broke this rule at my old house by having the photo gallery in the dining room and we got really sick of it by the time we moved.
I downsized all of our photos to 8x10s and 5x7s, which was great for our main hallway. Hallways nowadays are not as narrow to walk through. Our’s does not allow for 2 ships to pass calmly through the night. It gets crowded with just an adult and a toddler walking through it! Most of our frames were large with thick frames and were mismatched, because that was the look I liked. Eclectic, if you will. This doesn’t really make for a nice, clean, minimalist look in such a narrow space.
I picked up 3 – 8×10 and 6 – 5×7 frames by Made By Design from Target. The thin frames combined with the clean rows and columns really help to keep the space from looking busy. I already had 2 simple black frames I bought years ago that were similar enough to stack on the opposite wall with 2 other photos I just can’t live without hanging.
I’ll be covering my mini hallway/entryway later, so be on the look out for that post!
What are some things you’ve tried in your hallways? Let me know in the comments below!
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