Our hallway makeover reveal is finally here! It’s taken a little longer to get this post published than I had planned, but I think the wait was very worth it. If you remember, when I first shared the plans for this space (read the before post), we had a dark, narrow hallway that was nice, but had almost no visual interest at all.
Well, today I’m thrilled to reveal that we’ve changed all of that, and the results are light, bright and fabulous! Please come and take a look!
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This is a small little hallway and very hard to photograph, so today I’ll only be sharing a few photos with you.
The results are so good however, it doesn’t matter!
Let’s take a look at the before, as well as a progress shot below of our hallway makeover, as a reminder of what we started with.
We did make some minor tweaks to our original hallway makeover plan…
There are no added pot lights (which I was hoping for), I decided to keep the walls free of photographs and art, and I swapped out our air return vent for a much prettier one. A small detail that goes a long way!
For beauty’s sake, I retouched the thermostat on the wall out of most of these shots, which is also why I decided against adding frames. It simply would have been too busy.
I just wanted a clean, bright space that would allow the stars of the show to shine…
The colors are perfect for our home, the look is soft and elegant, the pattern is beautifully chic and traditional, and it is so soft underfoot.
It has brightened up our hallway so much, and allows the white walls to sing! I love, love, LOVE this rug so much.
It is truly a stunner and elevates the whole look of our hallway.
It is quite large, but I’m a sucker for oversized lighting. It’s dramatic, yet classy and elegant too.
Having a four-light fixture helps to light this space at night really well, especially with the white walls. We do plan to install a dimmer switch, so we can have some mood lighting in here at night.
Here’s a peek of our hallway and our fabulous new runner from my office, looking out…I love this new view!
It’s amazing what just a few simple changes can do, and how they can completely transform a space.
Here’s what we did to elevate our hallway and create a memorable space:
- We added upper moldings, like we did in my home office and dining room.
- We painted the walls white, in Behr Ultra Pure White, from the crown to the baseboard, in a semigloss finish – which is the paint you see throughout our home, on all trim and millwork.
- Replaced our plain and basic air return vent for this beautiful detailed one.
- Updated our itty-bitty pendant light to this gorgeous lantern pendant – you can shop similar ones like this one and this one.
- Installed a GORGEOUS custom oushak runner that completely transformed this space!
Our basic, dark, narrow hallway is now beautiful and bright, it feels larger and makes a strong, but elegant statement, with a ton of visual interest.
Thank you for reading with me! Tell me what you love most about our gorgeous new hallway makeover! We couldn’t be happier with these results. I hope it inspires you to amp up your hallway game too! xo