It can be easy to let your hallway become a simple but neglected part of your Portland, OR home. When there are so many rooms to consider while you’re perusing interior decorating ideas, it’s important to remember how often you and your guests will be walking down your hallway. Whether it is a hall that leads to your bathroom, bedrooms, or connects to another larger part of the home, take the opportunity to add some character and style to your hallway with these fun interior painting ideas.
Keep it simple
Of course it is perfectly fine to keep your hallway painted a simple and elegant paint color if you don’t want it to be a main feature in your home. Find a warm neutral that complements the rooms that lead into your hallway. Pale gray, light taupe, or clean white are all good choices for a simple hallway that needs a fresh look. For something a little more dramatic, but not too risky, go for a chocolate brown or dark gray. These darker paint colors look great next to white trim for an added contrast and touch of bold.
Paint a design on the walls
For those who want a little more movement in the hallway, find a simple design that you love. Wide stripes are always a good, classic choice when painting walls using a pattern. You can paint horizontal stripes in just two colors, making each stripe the same size. Or you can paint just one wide stripe near the top of the wall to add some height to your small hallway.
If stripes are not your favorite choice, find something that inspires you. Paint medallions, circles, stars, or even a mural that connects all the walls of your hallway. The options are as big as your imagination.
Painting the ceiling in your hallway is an unexpected way to add in some extra style to your home. But choosing paint colors for your ceiling can be just as challenging as choosing paint colors for your walls. Paint your walls first, then find a complementary color for your ceiling. Either go a few shades darker or lighter or find a new paint color altogether for a more sophisticated look.
Depending on the space, if you have children in your home, the hallway can serve as a sort of playroom for them. Consider painting part of your hallway in chalkboard paint framed with wood trim. Hang your children’s artwork above the chalkboard and let the hallway be a creative space for them. If black chalkboard paint seems too dark with your decor, most chalkboard paints now come in a variety of colors.
Whether your hallway is as long as bowling alley or a short space that connects a few bedrooms, don’t neglect the design opportunity that it holds. We at Bluenote Painting understand that big jobs and small jobs make a world of difference in your home. Let us give you a free estimate for your next interior painting project in your Portland, OR home.