I have a confession to make...our hallway is MAGNOLIA! Yes, after all the magnolia bashing I've done in other interior blogposts, and our hallway; possibly the most important area as it gives first impressions, is magnolia. Now, we decided it would be best to keep it neutral and just decided not to paint it. After decorating 4 rooms and re-doing the kitchen and everything, we were pretty knackered. The hallway would just do, for now. I said 'we'll re-do it over Christmas when I'm off work.' Well, it's now 6 months after Christmas and it still remains exactly the same. And I HATE it! The only thing that we have done is install a new light fitting in the hallway downstairs and buy a trunk to hide our shoes in and also a closet to put on the top of the landing. Other than that, everything is the same as when the previous owners moved out. We haven't even changed the green light shade on the landing OR the coat hooks!
The entrance hall when you come through the front door.
And the view from the top of the stairs.
We originally put off painting it because it would be such a big job - especially on the stairs where the walls are so high and impossible to paint. But now it's got too much. I'm going to set aside one weekend soon and re-do it. I've been thinking about wallpapering the wall on the right handside of the landing in the second photo, getting a new lampshade, putting up some pictures in the hall downstairs and putting up some new and more 'us' coat hooks.
I am also tempted to paint our trunk and the closet after looking at these photos for inspiration but I think that will be quite a bit DIY job! I could get really carried away if I had time I think. I want to find some new prints to hang up in the hall too - does anyone have any recommendations on their favourite Etsy shops for affordable, bright art?