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​5 tricks to make your narrow corridors stylish and welcoming

Homify logo Homify 16/3/2017 Payel Mukherjee

When designing our home's interiors, we pay a good deal of attention to the various rooms and living spaces. But there's one very common element of a house that is frequently not given due importance. That small connecting space between important areas that is so often decorated with scant interest – yes, we're talking about your humble hallways and corridors

Even though narrow corridors or passages are used only to get from one living space to another, why not make them as beautiful and stylish as any other part of the house? Especially when it takes only minimum effort! So today we bring you 5 superb ideas to convert your corridors into charming, welcoming spaces. Let’s have a look!

​1. Selecting the walls

homify / MeyerCortez arquitetura & design: modern Bathroom by MeyerCortez arquitetura & design © homify / MeyerCortez arquitetura & design modern Bathroom by MeyerCortez arquitetura & design

One of the best ways to decorate a narrow corridor is by using different colours or textures for the walls. Choose a solid bold colour or contrast different colours or textures by means of paint, wallpaper or wall veneers. Note the use of solid plum on one wall and the rustic veneer opposite. A brilliant way to increase a sense of space is by placing a large mirror on one wall, as we see in the picture here.

​2. Decorative elements

homify / Designer de Interiores e Paisagista Iara Kílaris: modern Corridor, hallway & stairs by Designer de Interiores e Paisagista Iara Kílaris © homify / Designer de Interiores e Paisagista Iara Kílaris modern Corridor, hallway & stairs by Designer de Interiores e Paisagista Iara Kílaris

Pristine white in different textures is an elegant and stylish choice for a narrow corridor. Jazzed up by decorative mirrors that serve the dual purpose of adding style as well as enhancing space, the corridor looks stunning! Add to that a beautiful potted plant for a splash of colour and a dash of substance and the ambience is complete!

​3. Sophisticated décor

homify / wohnhelden Home Staging: modern Corridor, hallway & stairs by wohnhelden Home Staging © homify / wohnhelden Home Staging modern Corridor, hallway & stairs by wohnhelden Home Staging

Minimalist décor can look equally striking with a few tasteful elements. The natural wooden floor, large painting and mirror, and the silver furniture come together in a refined and harmonious look.

​4. A natural touch

homify / Lo. interiores: modern Corridor, hallway & stairs by Lo. interiores © homify / Lo. interiores modern Corridor, hallway & stairs by Lo. interiores

Plants are a lovely, refreshing way to beautify a corridor! Here we see how the unused space under the staircase has been utilised to make a tiny garden, which goes well with the rusticity of the floating wooden steps above. The comfortable vibrant chairs add a bright splash of colour that further enhances the décor, while the large mirror adds a sense of spaciousness.

​5. Wooden beauty

homify / itta estudio de interiorismo y decoración: eclectic Corridor, hallway & stairs by itta estudio de interiorismo y decoración © homify / itta estudio de interiorismo y decoración eclectic Corridor, hallway & stairs by itta estudio de interiorismo y decoración

Another gorgeous way to make your corridor an extraordinary one, is to use a beautiful wooden floor and team it with other wooden elements. In this picture, the stylish wooden parquet warms the corridor and lifts the ambience to another level. Together with the other wooden features and some black and white touches, the corridor has become a stylish and cosy retreat.

These 5 stunning ideas for transforming narrow corridors into beautiful spaces give us immense inspiration, whether our preference be a vibrant corridor or a soothing one!

For more design ideas, take a look at: The chic 48m² apartment of your dreams

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