What does your hallway style say about you? Hallways are the central glue that holds a home together, taking us from one room to the next. But far from being just a connecting corridor, a hallway is a celebrated space, where creativity and ingenuity come together. After all, a stylish hallway or foyer is the first impression guests have of your home.

We've scoured the Internet, Instagram and our own image archives, to bring you the most inspiring ideas for transforming an unloved entrance into a beautiful space. No more opening the front door - just a slither - out of sheer embarrassment. With these inspirational hallways ideas there's nothing to hide.

Let There Be Light

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This modern double-height hallway (as seen on Ideal Home) makes the most of the outdoors with glass panels that let the light shine in. If your hallway lacks natural daylight, try adding in glass bricks - or an oversized mirror - both of which will inject more light into dimly lit spaces and open up your hall for a fresh and airier feel.

Exclusive Mirrors has a wide range of impactful statement mirrors to brighten up any drab and dreary hall.

Stackable Suitcases

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Grouping vintage finds makes a strong style statement

If you're a fan of clever vintage finds and a modern industrial look this stacked suitcase tower is sure to be a hit. As well as adding interest and providing a strong style statement, the arrangement fits perfectly into underused space. Without disrupting the hallway's natural flow.

Gumtree is a great place to pick up second hand goods while car boot sales are a fun way to track down vintage finds.

Warming Walls

Hallways are a great place to experiment with wallpaper

A hallway is a great place to experiment with a feature wallpaper that you may not be brave enough to apply elsewhere in your home. As this image from House Beautiful shows even a dual tone pattern in a warming hue like metallic gold can brighten up plain walls. Without being overbearing.

This geometric wallpaper from I Love Wallpaper has a metallic accent and moreover it comes in 4 contrasting colours.

Tile Print Floors

Tiled floors give an entrance elegance

Considering your hallway is the first place you walk in from outdoors, carpet is already an impractical choice for this part of your home. But, before you commit to floorboards take a moment to consider the impact a tiled floor can have. Once a trademark of Victorian and Edwardian houses, tiled floors are making a comeback. And, if you want your hallway to make a statement it doesn't get much better than this.

Walls and Floors have great catalogue of wall and floor tiles with beautiful patterned finishes.

Be Bold With Colour

Bright colour pops are a hard statement to ignore

A bright colour pop never fails to get noticed. So, if you want your hallway to make an instant impression consider experimenting with a bold colour choice. You don't have to paint the entire wall from floor to ceiling either as a slick of colour can hold just as much weight. And, if anything be even more daring than a solid colour finish.

Dulux has a wide range of paint colours to experiment with. Including its colour of the year Wild Wonder.

The Lover Armchair in Linen, Glade

Or try a colourful piece of furniture like an accent chair. Our Lover design makes a chic and stylish statement.

Embrace Gothic Glam

A dark colour statement works wonders in open spaces

If you want to capture more drama in your hallway, and you aren't afraid to go dark, then a black or inky blue wall can really be impactful. Of course, this works best in homes where the hallway is wide and lots of natural light enters (it tends to shrink small spaces). But, the overall effect (if you're brave enough) is one of deep drama and stylish gothic elegance.

Farrow and Ball have 12 dark shades in their paint range - perfect for adding instant drama to your hall.

Combine Textures And Patterns

Combining textures can be done to beautiful effect

It's in our human nature to want to make things gel together beautifully, but just because something is different doesn’t mean it can't complement. As this hallway featured in Good Housekeeping proves, being playful with different textures, patterns and finishes results in a beautiful statement.

Wall art is the perfect way to clash prints and colours in a hall. The Art Gallery sales original works by some of Britain's most talented new artists.

Get The Look You Love

The Ludwell Blanket Box in House Linen, Vintage Grey

Blanket boxes like The Ludwell provide a handy perch to sit on that also double up as a storage solution.

Did you know that every handmade furniture item in our range comes in over 150 different fabrics? That span natural cottons and wools, to stain resistant velvets and corduroy. And, all in a wide array of colours too?

Take a look at our free samples page to see the full fabric selection we offer on all our Willow & Hall furniture so you can customise your item to your own taste. And, for advice from our expert team call 020 8939 3800.