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Bishop Estates
Bishop Estates
Legacy Builders of North FL
photo by Jessie Preza
Inspiration for a farmhouse medium tone wood floor and brown floor hallway remodel in Jacksonville with white walls
Lake Minnetonka - Spanish Revival
Lake Minnetonka - Spanish Revival
Murphy & Co. Design
Example of a tuscan terra-cotta tile and red floor hallway design in Minneapolis with white walls
Classic Foyer
Classic Foyer
Leslie May Designs
Inspiration for a mid-sized eclectic medium tone wood floor hallway remodel in Raleigh with multicolored walls
Drop Zone
Drop Zone
Pike Properties
Hallway - country hallway idea in Charlotte
Historic Renovation (Peabody & Stearns)
Historic Renovation (Peabody & Stearns)
Carpenter & MacNeille
Richard Mandelkorn Photography
Inspiration for a timeless medium tone wood floor and brown floor hallway remodel in Boston with beige walls
Soho Loft
Soho Loft
Magdalena Keck Interior Design
Photography: Chuck Choi
Inspiration for a contemporary dark wood floor hallway remodel in New York with white walls
Contemporary Residence Boca Raton, Florida
Contemporary Residence Boca Raton, Florida
Interiors by Steven G
Barry Grossman Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary white floor hallway remodel in Miami with white walls
New York Apartment
New York Apartment
Workroom C
Hall Photos by Eric Zepeda
Hallway - mid-sized contemporary dark wood floor hallway idea in New York with gray walls
Certified Luxury Builders - Veritas Fine Homes Inc - Durango, CO - Carlton Home
Certified Luxury Builders - Veritas Fine Homes Inc - Durango, CO - Carlton Home
Dream Coast Builders
Inspiration for a rustic medium tone wood floor and brown floor hallway remodel in Other with white walls
Beach Front I
Beach Front I
Kurtz Homes Naples
Example of a tuscan beige floor hallway design in Miami with beige walls
Modern Farmhouse Bellaire Showcase
Modern Farmhouse Bellaire Showcase
Stone Acorn Builders
Hallway - small farmhouse light wood floor and beige floor hallway idea in Houston with white walls
CEILINGS, MOLDINGS AND TRIM
CEILINGS, MOLDINGS AND TRIM
Sound Harbor Development, LLC
Mid-sized transitional medium tone wood floor hallway photo in New York with beige walls
Athens Farmhouse
Athens Farmhouse
M. Barnes & Co
Danny Piassick
Example of a country medium tone wood floor hallway design in Dallas with green walls
Hilltop House
Hilltop House
Sellars Lathrop Architects, llc
michael biondo, photographer
Inspiration for a huge contemporary medium tone wood floor and brown floor hallway remodel in New York with beige walls
Joesler Interior Renovation
Joesler Interior Renovation
hazelbaker rush
Inspiration for a cottage concrete floor and brown floor hallway remodel in Phoenix with white walls
Eclectic Modern Redux
Eclectic Modern Redux
Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
Brian Kellogg Photography
Example of a mid-sized transitional dark wood floor hallway design in Sacramento with white walls
Modern Belle
Modern Belle
Colby Construction
Inspiration for a country hallway remodel in Milwaukee
Laguna Beach - Temple Hills
Laguna Beach - Temple Hills
Corbin Reeves Construction
Inspiration for a contemporary hallway remodel in Orange County
Interior Photos
Interior Photos
Photos By Kaity
Kate Bruinsma (Photos By Kaity)
Example of a classic brown floor hallway design in Grand Rapids

Even though hallways are primarily pathways between rooms, they can be so much more if designed well. Despite being a rather small space, the range of hallway decorating ideas is surprisingly big; adding built-in bookcases or shelves to display books or interesting knickknacks is just the tip of the iceberg. Browse plenty of pictures of hallways for inspiration and read the following tips to make sure yours is flawless and functional:

How do I add storage to my hallway design?

If you have a small home, adding hallway storage solutions is a great way to save much-needed space. When executing your hallway ideas make sure to avoid narrowing an already narrow space. Instead, think about how you can take advantage of the vertical surface of the walls. Stay away from full-sized furniture and try to incorporate built-in bookcases and skinny console tables into your hallway design ideas. Also, consider adding narrow shelves on the wall, just make sure they don't cut into your walking space since that is the hallway’s prime functionality!


Another more involved hallway storage idea is to actually open up the walls to tap into unused space between the studs. This is a great way to add small nooks and shelving that don’t actually take up any precious space, but are perfect for showcasing hallway decor. You’ll want to hire a professional to make sure there isn’t any plumbing or electrical running through the spots you want to open; if there is, and you absolutely need that extra space, you can always pay to have it moved or rerouted.

How do I incorporate hallway decor?

Your hallway decor should not overwhelm such a small space, but instead enhance it and complement the home’s interior. If you want to display a photo collection, grouping frames in odd numbers and varying the heights is one of the best hallway decorating ideas you can easily implement. You can use shadow boxes and art shelves to display quirky small accessories in your hallway design, but try to rotate them out occasionally to keep in fresh and interesting. Wall space is key, but don't forget about your ceilings and floors as well. Ceiling lights, chandeliers or wall sconces can act as additional decor, while runner rugs are a quick, easy way to add color and pattern to a traditionally all-neutral space.


Put in extra thought when choosing a paint color for the walls. Lots of hallway ideas will feature light colors, which will keep the space feeling open and bright, especially if it’s lacking natural light. Don’t let that stop you from using dark or bright colors though, as these can have an equally impactful presence. If you are planning to use deep hues, consider using contrasting hallway decorating ideas, like white picture frames and bright artwork. Also, keep in mind what color the doors in the hallway are — if they clash with the paint color you should paint them to coordinate, or consider going with a different wall color altogether.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a hallway renovation or are building a designer hallway from scratch, Houzz has 252,745 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Stone Acorn Builders and Leslie May Designs. Look through hallway pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a hallway design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful hallway photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.