4 Great tips for creating the autumn hallway

Beam Reclaimed Wood Console Table

Creating a welcoming hallway is one way of creating the right impression. And with the chill of autumn well and truly with us, you want to create a stylish and warm welcome.

We’ve come up with four great combinations for the autumn hallway using a flat weave rug, some stunning reclaimed furniture and more…

Traditional chic

Beam Reclaimed Wood Bench and Louis de Poortere Rug

Start with the floor with this look, opting for the patchwork rug in various shades of greys and browns. From this build onto the platform with the narrow console table.

This reclaimed wood console table is simply stunning, especially when you add a large table lamp and cluster candles together too. Place the large wall clock above it and you have perfect symmetry in the hallway.

For pulling on and off shoes, you need a place to sit in the hallway and we think this bench makes the ideal addition. Functional it may be, but with the beautiful rug to frame it and a cushion or two to soften the edges, it makes a fantastic addition (and it makes a great display place for your carved pumpkins too!).

Industrial drama

Luxe Kensington Reclaimed Wood Console Table and Rug

The industrial look is full of character and again, starting with the floor, this black rug will make an instant statement.

The industrial hallway console table works perfectly with it as does the oversized black Roman numeral wall clock.

If it feels too stark for you, add feminine touches such as flowers or clusters of candles.

Farmhouse hallway

Chelwood Reclaimed Wood Console Table and Rug

The farmhouse style is always a delight to work with. In our farmhouse hallway, we have combined the refined wood with natural materials such as wicker, deliberately keeping colours at the lighter end of the spectrum.

Starting with the floor, the traditional pattern of this salt and pepper rug brings interest and warmth to the space and is ideal next to the beautiful hallway console table with drawers from the Chelwood Collection.

The small bench with upholstered cushions and two wicker baskets is the perfect storage option, especially in the smaller hallway. The wicker log basket is perfect for offloading the school bags and keeping order in the hallway or you could always use it to store chunks of wood for the fire too.

Rustic delight

Colette Reclaimed Wood Console Table and Rug

Similar to the farmhouse style, the rustic look has a slightly less refined edge but no less welcoming this autumn.

Again, start with the floor. This slightly darker shade of salt and pepper grey rustic rug is the ideal starting point – or you could opt for a beige rug – which is great for a hallway that sees a lot of traffic throughout the day.

The console table in a rustic hallway would be chunkier in appearance and style, similar to this three-drawer Colette console table.

As well as being beautiful, its drawers and two shelves make it the ideal practical addition.

Adding a touch of something different is this beautiful wicker basket-cum-bench, complete with metal hinges and leather straps. Sturdy, this is great for storing bags and shoes without compromising on the rustic style.

Add this oversized clock to the hallway for yet more detail and you have the makings of a welcoming hallway.