How to create a welcoming Hallway

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The hallway is the first thing a guest sees when they enter a home so it’s important to give your hallway a look that’s stylish while still reflecting your home’s unique personality. There are a number of ways you can dramatically improve the look of your hallway to make your guests feel welcome and inspired.

How to create a welcoming Hallway

‘Wow’ your guests with wallpaper

Give your hallway an instant makeover by pasting up some new wallpaper. Wallpaper is the perfect decorating accessory to express the personality of your home; setting the tone for your colour scheme and giving guests a taste as to what to expect throughout the rest of your property.

Trailing wallpaper designs like our Pussy Willow print work especially well in hallways by complementing the ascending slope of the stairway.

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How to create a welcoming Hallway

Add a statement mirror

Not only will a statement mirror open up a space known for being small, but it’ll also add a good focal point to your hallway that you can build around. Whether you pair your mirror with a console table or decide to hang it skilfully as a standalone piece, this is one piece of decor that will make a big impact on the look and feel of your hallway.

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How to create a welcoming Hallway

Console table styling

Both practical and stylish, a console table is the perfect accessory for any hallway. Its slim design makes it an easy fit for a pokey hallway—it also provides the perfect surface to really explore the personality of your home through some beautiful home decor accessories. Console tables are also a great place to put your keys and any other knick knacks you might need when heading out the front door.

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How to create a welcoming Hallway

Sitting Pretty

If you have a rustic, country-style property, a simple bench with a soft throw and some foliage might be just the thing to create a welcoming and homespun vibe for a guest as they enter the front door. A bench also makes a practical place to sit as you and your guests take off and put on your shoes.

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Clever hallway storage

If you use your hallway to store anything and everything, perhaps consider investing in an attractive hallway storage solution like our Dorset White Tall Bench With Coat Rack. This will make your entryway look tidy and fresh, while still giving you a bit of room to be creative with your placement of everyday objects.

How to create a welcoming Hallway

Statement lighting

Nothing gives a hallway that ‘wow’ factor quite like a stunning piece of statement lighting. A stunning chandelier is the perfect way to add a glamorous touch to your entryway while a console table lamp can give your hallway a beautiful warm glow—perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere.

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How to create a welcoming Hallway

Add a touch of foliage

Give your hallway a natural, country cottage edge by incorporating some foliage into your display. This might mean a fresh bouquet in a vase placed on top of a console table or a potted plant placed next to the stairway.

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How to create a welcoming Hallway

Roll out the carpet

Make sure your guests are comfortable and feel special by rolling out the carpet for them. A beautiful rug or runner is the perfect way to add some prints and patterns into your hallway colour scheme. A nice rug will also provide a comfortable surface for your guests to walk on as they enter your home.

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Would you like to give your entryway a mini-makeover? Let us know in the comments below.


Not that easy to get the Laura Ashley carpets cleaned . When the label instructions, are get professionally cleaned , you can get shrinkage and carpet cleaning companies don’t want to know !

What colour is the paint on the walls in your statement lighting and touch of foliage pictures

Hi Andrea,

We are glad you liked these room set ups. Unfortunately we don’t know the shade of paint on the walls as these are customer images. They do feature our lighting, console table and accessories but not our paints. Sorry I could not have been more help.

The Laura Ashley Team Xx

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