Our hallway is dark and narrow, made up of mostly doors, with a very awkward thermostat placed smack in the middle of the only wall for hanging pictures. This space is kind of nice, but not great, and with a few small updates, I plan to make our dark, narrow hallway makeover a total showstopper!

There is some truly great potential in our hallway, and I plan to lighten, brighten and add a few key pieces to ‘up the chic factor’ and elevate this space to its fullest potential.

Keep on reading for design my plan and to see the gorgeous pieces I’ll be using in here!

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You can see from the photo above, our hallway leaves very little to be desired. Dark, narrow and mostly doors as I mentioned above, there is very little visual interest happening (ignore the bunny toys to the left, ha!).

Oh, but that is all coming to an end! I plan to create a gorgeous space that’s stylish, chic and sophisticated.

Can you also see the sneak peek in the photo above?! Our home office reveal is coming later this week! I’m shooting it all and will be posting by the weekend, so sit tight – just a couple more days!


There are many things you can do to update a dark, narrow hallway and with just a few key items, it’s very simple to elevate the look of an otherwise boring space.

Here are some simple tips and our to-do list, that will surely bring our dark, narrow hallway into the light!

We’ll be installing the moldings and painting in the coming weeks and that alone will create the most impact.

We’ll be receiving our new light very soon as well, which will get installed along with some new recessed lighting – adding additional light will really help brighten things up.

I’m framing some favorite family photos to finally hang up where we can see them – we have very little wall space in our home, so I will be taking advantage in here!

Our custom oushak runner will take about another 5 or 6 weeks, so once that arrives, this space will be ready to share!

Stay tuned for all of our updates and of course, my spring inspiration and decor posts all coming soon! xo


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  1. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you Carol! I’m so excited to get this all finished! We’ve already started and it looks great so far! Thanks so much for reading with me! xo

  2. Your plan looks great. Compared with what my hallway used to look like, yours is a bright and beautiful place. I’m so looking forward to seeing the completed project.

  3. tamaraanka says:

    Hi Sally! Thank you so much!! I fell hard when I found that light!! It was s bit of a splurge but I had to have it, I can’t wait to get it! Thank you so much for your very kind words and for being here! xo

  4. I absolutely love the lantern you’ve chosen to use and I can’t wait to see the finished hallway. You have such great ideas and a beautiful, elegant home. Thank you for sharing them.

  5. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you very much Janice! That is shot from my phone so the colors are not exact. But our living room and hallway color is Collingwood and our dining room is Stonington Gray, both by BM.Thank you for reading with me!! xo

  6. Your home is beautiful. What is the paint color in the rooms shown in your hallway photo? One is a bluish and the other is a taupe color. Just beautiful colors! Can’t wait to see your makeover.

  7. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so hoppy you like it, I can’t wait to share! Stay tuned!! xo

  8. It’s going to be beautiful!!! I can’t wait to see the pictures. You have such a beautiful home.

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