Create a Lasting Impression in your Barrow in Furness or Lake District home by Painting & Decorating your Hallway and Staircase
Your hallway is generally the first place that visitors and family see when they are welcomed into your home. Although hallways are generally a functional area for removing coats and shoes or greeting visitors, they are also a great place to express your creativity and style. Warm modern colours, a striking wallpaper or a new glass balustrade on your staircase will create a lasting impression and make your entrance feel like home.
Make the most of a narrow space
In most properties, hallways aren’t very wide and, as a result, they can often feel quite dark. If you live in a house, your front door has a role to play here, as glass panels in the door or at the side will allow light to pass through from outside, visit our Glass & Glazing section to find out more about glazed front doors or the addition of windows. On a more basic level, try to keep the doors that lead off from the entrance hall open, as this helps to create the feeling of a larger space and enables more light to flood in.
Mirrors are well known for their light-reflecting properties and are used in almost any well-planned hallway scheme. Chris Morgan our Glass Centre Manager is able to cut mirrors to shape and size and can transform a mirror with lead work or vinyl to create a unique mirror for your home.
Plan your colour scheme
In dark rooms, you can’t go wrong with neutral colour schemes, as they are great for brightening a space. Walls offer plenty of scope to add interest, whether it’s with colourful artworks, clusters of photographs or an ornate piece of furniture. Use the hallway to reflect aspects of your personality. For a perfect finish to your walls, call our Painting & Decorating team on 01229 811222.
Bold wallpapers can look stunning in a hallway, but choose carefully and bear in mind that dark colours will often make a space feel smaller than it really is. A busy pattern can also dominate the room if you don’t have enough perspective to appreciate it from a distance. For this reason, a wallpaper will often look great on a wall with a staircase, rather than down a long, straight corridor.
Paint your hallway flooring
Painting floorboards white is wonderful for keeping your hallway light. Scuff marks are inevitable, so embrace the worn-in, shabby-chic finis. White painted stairs and landings look great. You can mix and match your flooring, but if you have wood everywhere, the stairs may benefit from being left bare too. If you prefer to cover them, use a runner, rather than carpeting from end to end, so that the contrast between wood and carpet doesn’t look so pronounced.
Talk to our experts at the Wardgroup Decorating Centre when choosing the right floor paints and decorating tools for the job, or contact our Painting & Decorating team to get a perfect finish every time.
For hallway and staircase painting and decorating call Wardgroup on 01229 811222. Improving homes in Barrow and the Lake District since 1872.