A hallway is typically a passageway to the rooms of a home, and it often leads to bedrooms and bathrooms. Some hallways are narrow, while others seem to be a waste of space since they are unnecessarily wide but too narrow to be used for any practical purpose. A hallway does not have to be a waste of space no matter the width, especially when striving to decorate walls in creative new ways. It can be used for creative decorating that goes far beyond family photos and detailed works of art, and the following ideas will help you get started.
Decorate Walls with Metal Sculptures
For some, the walls in a hallway become a gallery for family photos and small paintings, but a narrow space is not ideal for viewing photos, and it is not a great place to decorate with flat artwork of any variety. To properly view flat works of art it is necessary to step back a few feet, and a hallway is not the idyllic location. Photographs should also be viewed from a few feet back rather than a few inches away. Take down family photos and works of art, and decorate walls with eye-catching three-dimensional wall sculptures of appropriate size. Works of art with dimension are more easily viewed from all angles and more suitable for hallway walls than photos or other types of flat wall décor. Decorate the end of a hallway with a particularly eye-catching work of art or an arrangement that forms a stylish focal point. This is a fantastic way to decorate an otherwise dead space that simply leads to adjoining rooms.
Create a Hall of Mirrors
When a hallway is especially narrow, visually widen it in creative ways by creating a hall of mirrors. Select a series of stylish mirrors to mount across walls and along the length of the hallway. When illuminated by natural or artificial light they will visually widen the narrow space, and they will make the area brighter and wider than ever. Mirrors are a fantastic way to decorate hallway walls, and they are a creative change from the usual family photos and framed works of art that would likely go unnoticed.
Architectural Pieces for Walls
Cast resin architectural pieces are also an excellent choice when looking for creative ways to decorate hallway walls. Like wall sculptures, architectural pieces exhibit a three-dimensional designs. Many pieces depict portions of Roman architecture and other classic structural designs, and they are absolutely beautiful. They are not cheap in price, but they are not lacking in style. They are one of the most creative ways to decorate hallway walls.
Wood Relief Carvings for Walls
Wood carvings with dimension are also ideal when striving to decorate hallway walls in creative new ways. Like architectural pieces and wall sculptures, wood relief carvings can be viewed from various angles, and they are ideal to decorate walls in narrow locations. Select hand-carved wood relief carvings made by talented carvers rather than mass produced varieties. The quality is superior to manufactured works of art purchased in bulk and sold for far more than they are truly worth.
These are just some of the many creative ways to decorate hallway walls. Consider other types of quality décor for walls that offer three-dimensional designs. Reserve flat works of art and photos for areas where they can be properly viewed. The hallway can become a gallery for wall sculptures and other dimensional art rather than a retention area for flat art and framed photos.