The interior decoration of our home, as it is known, has two sides, two main purposes. The first one is the idea that we need to transform our home into a place in which we will feel pleasant and relaxed in while the second idea is that we should make our home presentable for our guests and visitors. They say that you can never truly get a second chance to make a great first impression and we all know just how important this first impression can be.
When someone first approaches your home, its exterior is the first thing that they will notice, so you need to keep your exterior as presentable as possible. However, when it comes to your home’s interior, the first thing that any visitor is going to encounter is your hallway and as soon as this happen, he or she will start forming an opinion of your home. This opinion, this first impression is extremely hard, sometimes impossible to change so you need to make your hallway as pleasant and appealing as you can. One of the key things here is the cunning use of mirrors.
The importance of mirrors
There are many functions that mirrors do in the hallway, both aesthetically and practically. Aesthetically, selecting just the right mirror can be key to opening up the space in your hallway and making it seem at the same time larger and classier. Still there are some do’s and don’ts of decorating with mirrors that you should be aware of such as that it is a good idea to use large mirrors in small rooms but that you should never go overboard with them in the bedroom and especially in the kitchen.
As for the practical uses of the mirrors, first of all, it is always good to get that one last chance to check your appearance before you exit your home. The second one is that it can enhance and utilize your other light sources both artificial and natural. Natural light is an invaluable thing but its input in your hallway can be quite limited because of its very nature and position in your home. This is where mirrors come in handy since their reflective power can utilize all of these sources and make them significantly more effective.
Making your hallway presentable
There are several other things that you need to and can do about your hallway to make it as dazzling as you possibly can. First of all, as the hallway has only one function which is transitory, for its decoration you can freely let your imagination run wild and use this to make a statement. As skin is the largest organ on human body, walls are the largest surface on any room and hallway is not an exception. Select an interesting wallpaper for your hallway and you have already done a great part of work.
The help from the right rug
Next thing that you need to take care of is to select the right rug for your hallway. Now this here can be a bit tricky since this particular rug is going to have to endure a lot of traffic. This is why you should go with a quality runner rug from a carefully chosen and durable material for which you are positively sure that it can take it.
Because there are many different styles and types of these rugs you can also select one that suits you the best and along the way make a fashion statement. One more thing, if you have a furniture in your hallway, make sure that it is either completely on or completely off the rug, half the way is never an acceptable solution.
Decorating your hallway is no easy task, but the effects of well decorated hallway are almost always worth it. The key thing to success here is as anywhere else, some will and dedication combined with proper research of the topic and careful planning. All of this if combined in the right way will give and effect that will make all the effort invested in this micro project an effort well spent.