What if your favorite room in your home wasn’t actually a room, but a hallway? It might sound far-off, but the hallway is absolutely worthy of decoration.
So we grilled Nate, as well as Nate Berkus Associates Co-Design Directors Lauren Buxbaum Gordon and Sasha Adler, for their best tips on how to decorate a hallway so it’s stylish, practical, and represents your style.
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LAUREN SAYS: Less is more.
“When it comes to hallways, it’s less about designing them, and more about enhancing what’s actually there. So: don’t clutter it up with of decor. Instead, paint the moldings and door frames (or entire doors!) black. Consider a textured wall covering, or bring in a line of ceiling fixtures going down the hall – anything that gives the eye a beautiful place to land.”
NATE SAYS: A focal point is key.
“Here’s the big question: what’s at the end of the hallway? This is a huge opportunity. Do you bring in a shallow console and a beautiful mirror? Maybe a photograph or painting? Putting it at the end of the hall ensures that there’s enough space to appreciate it fully from far away and up close.”
SASHA SAYS: Let’s have some fun.
“I like to address a hallway as its own room. Hallways are a fantastic opportunity to add beautiful and interesting lighting, such as a series of sconces, or overhead light fixtures to bring the space to life. They are also a great place to incorporate a fun wallpaper or a runner to add personality.”