I think hallways are often looked over and forgotten as places in our home we can decorate, make useful and just generally enjoy beyond just walking through them to get to another space. A few words came to mind every time I’d walk up our stairs that lead directly to this landing/hallway. Ugly. Ewww. Gross. It was brown…so much brown! As a matter of fact, the entire living room was also painted this color when we moved in. The previous owners had a real thing for brown. I decided enough was enough and went full steam ahead on this hallway makeover. One you’re up at the top of our stairs, you can either turn right into our master bedroom or make a U-turn left and access 2 other bedrooms and a bathroom. It’s a pretty short and narrow hallway and only one side has a wall. I know I could do this hallway makeover so that we had more joy when we entered this space!
I knew I wanted to brighten it up and give it that black + wood + gold treatment I love so much. Minimal spaces are really speaking to me lately. I painted it all bright white and painted the window mullions black. I really LOVE black + white when it’s done right. My dining room is black and white too. I feel like the walls sort of turn into a neutral. Anyway, back to the hallway. Here is our small, narrow hallway now!
The shiplap hallway wall is probably my favorite thing in the whole hallway. It’s imperfect and rustic modern with a little glam. White planks + brassy nail heads = Awesome. So pretty!!
I was never sure what to do with this little built-in alcove in the wall. It used to have a phone jack in it! We don’t even have a land line but our house was built in the 1950’s. I thought sitting something in it would just get knocked over (three kids and two cats, it happens a lot) so I decided to make a mini hanging planter.
The picture frames I painted gold are filled with Van Morrison lyrics from the song “These are the Days”. It has extra special meaning to my husband and I so I typed the words out and printed them for just a little personal touch.
I wanted a rug up here but didn’t want to spend much money on it. Again, I decided to make my own! You can see the DIY Rug with Tassels here. I also built the blanket ladder for around $5! It’s not perfect but it’ll do just fine 🙂 I’ll post about it next week!
Here’s the other end of the hallway where our Reading Nook is in one closet and a bedroom and bathroom in the other two doors.
I’m pretty much in love with this hallway makeover. Next week I’ll have lots more details and tutorials 🙂
Other projects in this space:
What do you think of the hallway makeover? What do you have going on in your hallway? I’m still undecided on what to put on the stair wall. I don’t really want a gallery wall so I’m coming up short. What’s on your stair wall?