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If you like clean, simple lines, light muted colours with flecks of texture and depth, the Scandinavian interior design style is the ideal interior design choice.

The hallway of any home needs to be uber-functional and practical. It is the place everyone passes through as they enter and leave your home, it is used for storage and it is the transient part of the home that conveys people from one room or one level to the next. It is like a huge interior traffic island!

This doesn’t mean that the weight of practicality must outbalance style and with the Scandinavian look, you will get the best of both worlds.

To get the low down on the basics of the Scandinavian style and how to apply to your hallway, read on…

1 Hard flooring

Forget wall-to-wall carpets and opt instead for hard flooring, preferably wood or as close to the natural wood product as you can.

2 Light, muted colours

Leave the colour charts next to the fizzy coloured paints and opt for white, very light creams and beige muted tones. If you must have colour, stick with barely-there grey and blues for the walls.

3 Wood

Natural materials are an important part of Scandinavian design, with wood being the most important. Keep wood as much in its natural form as you can. Reclaimed wood and oak furniture work well as entryway furniture in a Scandinavian interior. This oak console table with single drawer, for example, looks perfect and is perfect for storing keys or mail.

4 Clean lines

Clean lines with minimal fuss is key to many interior designs and it is certainly true. Think of hallway furniture with clean lines but without harsh angles and corners. This simple, yet striking elegant console table would be the perfect choice for Scandinavian furniture.

5 Uncluttered spaces

This can be a tough ask of a hallway in a busy home but it can be done. It means choosing accessories that fit the space whilst providing a purpose. A chair in a hallway, for example, is the ideal addition. Somewhere to sit to pull on or take off your shoes, and a handy platform for dropping your bag on the way in. A pair of simply-styled Scandinavian chairs made from oak work great or for added texture, consider the contemporary jute seating pad of these elegant Scandinavian chairs.

6 Simple accents

Minimal fuss is the order of the day and so accessorising the space can be a tough call. With its raw finish, this wooden ladder accessory can be left as it is or you could paint it to add character. A great piece of furniture for the hallway, you can hang anything from dogs leads to pretty lights.

7 Maximise light

The Scandinavian style makes the best use of light, important in a part of the world where darkness falls quickly and early in the day too, during the winter months. In the hallway, light can be in short supply - keep window treatments to a minimum and ambient light bright but not stark.

Mirrors are standard hallway furniture. Opt for a wall-hanging wood framed mirror or this floor-standing, leaning wood framed mirror for elegance and practicality too.

With fantastic pieces perfect for the hallway, which will you choose?

Lights that will work like magic in your hallway

The hallway is, without a doubt, an important room in your home. It welcomes guests and visitors and is the space through which you and your family will pass several times a day.

It needs to be practical and functional, easy to keep clean and yet, create the right impression, sounding all the right style notes for the rest of your property. Worried about how to achieve this, especially with a small space? Read on to find out how you can add drama, depth and texture into your hallway, with lighting being just one tool you have at your disposal.

Drama and Style

There are many ways to style your hallway, from choosing wallpaper and colour schemes with an impact, to creating bespoke storage solutions. Light in a hallway can be compromised but there is another commonality in hallways in homes across the country – height.

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The height stretches from ground floor to the ceiling of the first floor. This alone adds drama to the space but you can ramp it up with a range of pendant lights.

Celestial means star-like, something of the heavens and supremely good – and that is exactly what our range of Celestial pendant lights bring to a hallway.

Enjoy the warmth of gold and the curvaceous shape of the teardrop shades or the globes that cast a glow around your hallway.

Making the Most of Light

It can be tempting to assume that because light is scarce in a hallway that the only solution is to paint it a light, neutral colour or opt for wallpaper that uses only light colours and tones.

But, you can add a depth of colour to the walls – why not a dark, forest green or a moody, elegant navy? Because when you add mirrors, you instantly maximise the light in the space, doubling the effects of the warm glow of your pendant.

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Just look at what a contemporary wall mirror could add to a hallway.

The Console Table

The hallway is the traditional home of the console table. Bijou, narrower, sometimes with drawers, sometimes with shelving, the console table was the must have piece of furniture. It was the table on which the house phone sat, car keys were kept and other smaller but important items.

We may keep the phone and the Wi-Fi router in different places in modern times but, the console table is still a stylish and much-sought after addition to the hallway.

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Choose from a range of styles and designs. Opt for the traditional or the clean lines of minimalism. There is also the industrial console table, sleek and understated, its exposed frame and elm top sits perfectly in any hallway, any size.

Lights that Cast the Smallest of Shadows

You don’t always want the main hallway light ablaze and yet, you don’t want it in complete darkness either. With an electric table lantern, you get the best of both worlds. A soft glowing light housed in a stylish lantern, without the concerns of candles.

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Opt for one, or buy a collection so that your console table looks divine in their glow.

These changes are affordable, yet their effects instant. How will you add style to your hallway?

How to achieve an industrial hallway

Industrial style has been a huge trend in home decor for a number of years now. But what does 'industrial style' really mean? The idea with industrial style is to take inspiration from beautiful old factories and stripped back architecture. It's all about seeing the beauty stripped back architecture and using unexpected materials typically used for building for furniture. Find out more about the industrial style on our blog here.

Industrial style meets the hallway

Hallways are often a little neglected when it comes to decor. However, in terms of setting the tone for the rest of your home, getting the style of your hallway right is really important.

Your hallway can be seen an opportunity to make an impact as soon as your guests walk through the door and is the perfect place for being a little more creative when it comes to decorating. Industrial style is great for this - with clean style and plenty of personality, it is the perfect option for any stylish, contemporary home.

Add a console table

A console table is a staple piece of furniture for any hallway, perfect for maintaining a clutter free space and providing storage for smaller items for grabbing on your way out of the door.

A reclaimed wood console table will stand the test of time and provide effortless style. Try and find a design which blends reclaimed wood with metal elements for a sleek yet charismatic finish.

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Alternatively, we offer a bespoke sizing service, so you can find a style perfect for your space. Have a look at our Oldman collection. The standard design comes with raw steel, but a coloured powder coated finish can be added for a truly unique statement which adds a little colour to your space.

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Large statement pieces

A huge mirror is a great option for any hallway as a way to open up your space. Go for a reclaimed wood frame or one with a simple metallic frame, perfect for pairing with the steel framing on industrial style pieces. Have a look at the Modish Living wall mirrors collection for more inspiration.

Statement light shades are another way to amp up the style of your hallway. Alternatively, if you're not sure about going for full-on industrial style, gorgeous industrial style lighting will give a subtle nod to the decor trend.

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Experiment with colour

Industrial style is a great option because it allows really allows flexibility to go with any floor and wall colour. For an understated take on industrial style, go with light neutral colours on your walls and beautiful wooden flooring.

Alternatively you could create more of a statement with a bold paint colour like navy or a darker grey. If you do go for a darker colour, make sure your hallway has a window or some way of bringing light into your room.

To get more inspiration and achieve the industrial hallway of your dreams with bespoke furniture take a look at our website.