With the holidays upon us, it’s time to get out the tinsel and start decorating your tree if you haven’t already. However, when it comes to making your home look festive, there’s one area that usually gets overlooked – the hallway. Setting a festive feel from the moment your guests arrive is a brilliant way to bring some Christmas cheer to your household, so get some top hallway decorating ideas below.
Top Ideas for Decorating your Hallway this Christmas
Ideally, you could prepare your hallway to be transformed into a festive lair by thoroughly de-cluttering and cleaning. If your hallway could do with a bit of low-cost painting and decorating or maintenance work , such as carpet cleaning or plastering and repainting, just before the holidays is a great time to do so.
Now, though, we are onto the fun part – making everything look Christmassy! Before you get carried away with decorations and lights, take a moment to think about your overall Christmas design and color scheme; try to make sure that the style ties together throughout your home. Possible color schemes include:
• Icy blues, whites and silvers
• Warm red berry shades and dark greens
• Festive plums and pinks
• Gold, bronze and earthy browns
• Traditional bright reds and greens
Next, gather together your decorations in the desired shades: tinsel, ball balls, paper chains, ribbon, hanging decorations and figurines. Here are some ideas on how to hang your decorations for maximum effect:
• If you have staircase, make it into a focal point by winding tinsel, ribbons or wreaths around it and hanging decorations from the banisters. For safety reasons, be careful not to obstruct the handrail completely
• Hang your Christmas cards up in the hallway; attach them to some festive card hangers or drape them over coloured string. Take care to secure cards so they’re not blown away by arctic gusts of wind every time you open the door
• If you have any furniture in your hallway, why not give it a festive touch? Wrap chair legs in tinsel or get some sparkly cushions; add a few statues to tabletops or decorate mirror frames with tinsel
• Those lucky enough to have a large, spacious hallway may want to place a smaller Christmas tree, or even their main tree in the hallway
• Fill glass vases with coloured ball balls that match or compliment your chosen colour theme for a simple but effective type of decoration
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