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Hallway Decor Ideas: Which Wallpaper?

First impressions count.

When it comes to your home, your hallway is the first place that people see. However, as hallways tend to be areas that people only pass through, they are often neglected when it comes to decor. Well, at I Want Wallpaper we think this needs to change!

Getting the style and decor in your hallway right will ensure that guests entering your home are given a fantastic first impression. The difficult part, however, can be getting it right. Often we are at a loss when it comes to hallway decor ideas – generally, they are a small space and one that doesn’t get much use. However, you can use these points to your advantage!

Because you are decorating a smaller, lesser-used space, you can afford to be a little more adventurous. That shade or print that you weren’t quite brave enough to hang in your living room? Let it make a statement in your hallway! Your hallway is the perfect place to showcase your sense of style, so think outside of the box and have fun with your decor choices.

If you’re looking to transform a hallway and are seeking inspiration, look no further. Read on for some top hallway decor tips, as well as some of our all-time favourite hallway wallpapers.


Work with all over prints

A lot of the worries people have about all-over printed wallpaper – “will they make the room look smaller?”, for example – aren’t particularly valid when it comes to a hallway. Hallways are already naturally smaller spaces, so a printed wallpaper can actually add a sense of cosiness that you feel the second you walk through the door.

What you do need to consider, however, is light. If you have a lot of natural light in your hallway, you can easily get away with darker shades on the walls. Darker printed wallpapers will add a sense of opulence and luxury to your space, making a fantastic first impression in your home.

The Holden Decor Metallic Feather Pattern Leaf Textured Wallpaper is a beautiful option for hallways, with a deep black shade given added interest with metallic gold detailing. Teamed with dark wood fittings and modern accessories, this wallpaper will add a modern and stylish edge to any space.

If your hallway doesn’t benefit from natural light, adding a dark wallpaper can overpower the area. In these situations, opt for a printed wallpaper in a lighter shade.

With its stylish pops of orange, grey and white, the Galerie Wallcoverings Abstract Leaf Pattern Wallpaper is the perfect option to brighten up your hallway. Team with light accessories and fittings, and hang a mirror to boost the limited natural light you do have.


Opt for industrial style

Embracing the industrial trend is a great way to bring your hallway instantly up to date. From classic brick effect wallpapers for a rustic feel through to marble effect wallpaper, here are our top hallway picks;

Add an instant sense of luxury to your entrance with the Debona Marble Pattern Wallpaper Faux Effect . The light white and grey shades will brighten up the space, while adding a touch of style.

Pay tribute to the traditional with the Muriva Ornate Panel Pattern Stone Effect Wallpaper. With a lightly textured effect, this wallpaper will bring elegance and class to any hallway.

For a vintage, rustic feel, opt for a classic brick wallpaper. The Arthouse Country Stone Pattern Wallpaper features light shades of brick that will add warmth and depth to your hallway.


Bring the outdoors in

If you’re looking to really make a statement in your hallways, bring the outside in with tropical wallpapers or eye-catching forest wall murals. These lively outdoor inspired options are perfect for bringing a sense of life to a space that is often neglected in the home.

The Muriva Wisteria Flowers Realistic Wallpaper is fantastic for creating a fresh, bright feature wall in your hallway. The realistic photo effect and the vibrant green and blue shades are sure to bring a smile to your face everytime you walk through the door.

Feeling inspired? Explore the full wallpaper collection at I Want Wallpaper for a further selection of eye-catching designs, perfect for transforming your hallways.