Updated: Nov 16, 2022
Fall is a time of change. The leaves turn brown and fall from the trees, the weather gets colder, and everyone prepares for Thanksgiving. Fall is a time of transition when we say goodbye to summer and hello to winter.
Your home should reflect the change of season and what better place to start than the hallway? The hallway is the first thing guests see when they enter your home, so making a good impression is essential. Plus, it's a place you and your family regularly use in the house, so it's worth putting a little effort into making the area shine.
Interior Design For Beginners
Interior design can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re new to the world of interior design, here are a few tips to get you started.
The first step is to figure out your style. What do you like? What are your favorite colors? What kind of furniture do you like? Once you know your style, you can start to put together a plan.
Next, think about function. How will this room be used? What do you need it to do? Once you know the role of the room, you can start to fill it with furniture and accessories. This article will be about the hallway, so read on for some design tips for this part of the home.
Finally, don’t forget the details. Small touches like curtains, rugs, and lighting can significantly impact a room. So take your time to break down the core elements.
Best Interior Design Ideas for Your Hallway for the Fall 2022 Season
As we transition from summer to fall, it’s time to start thinking about how we can change our homes to reflect the change in season. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few of the best interior design ideas for your hallway this fall.
Add a Mirror
Mirrors go a long way in the hallway. Not only do they make the space look bigger, but they reflect light and make the space brighter, which is precisely what you want with interior design in mind.
Remember a few things to remember when choosing a mirror for your hallway. Consider the size of the mirror to fit in with the space. Second, think about the shape of the mirror. A round mirror will add a touch of ‘looseness' to the room, while a rectangular mirror will be more classic. And finally, don’t forget about the frame. The right frame can make all the difference in the look of the mirror. Keep in mind your style and choose accordingly.
To make the mirror fall-themed, you can stick some leaves, berries, or other fallen foliage to the frame. Bring out your creative flare, and you can even get the family involved.
Add a Rug
Rugs are another great way to add color to your hallway this fall. And they don’t have to be expensive. Keep in mind the size and shape of the rug to fit snugly within your hallway.
When choosing a rug, you want to ensure it coordinates with the rest of the room. If you're looking to add a burst of color to the area, check out the Alayah Runner Rug, which is a good shape for long hallways.
Make Use Of Shelves
If you don't already, a shelf over your radiator or bare space within your hallway is an excellent idea. The shelf can make the space practical by providing a place to put your key or other things you need when leaving the house quickly. But also add an excellent design to the room by adding some ornaments.
A colorful pottery bowl is a good starting point to keep all the loose accessories together. You can also use the opportunity to display some of your favorite things like family photos, travel souvenirs, or even pretty rocks and leaves, which are very fitting for fall.
Arrange Some Flowers
You might want to arrange some fall flowers on your newly erected shelves. There are two kinds of flower arrangements to consider. First, you can go for a bouquet of fresh flowers, which can be hand-picked in your garden or nearby woodlands, or you can pay to get your local florist to do them up for you.
A second option that doesn't require as much attention is to buy a set of dried flowers. These can be found in most home stores and come in various colors. All you need to do is put them in a vase, and they'll brighten up your hallway for months to come. Wheatgrass works excellently with these arrangements and fits right in with the autumn theme.
Create a Mini Pumpkin Patch
Crafting a mini pumpkin patch for your hallway is a great way to get the kids involved in decorating for fall. You can buy some small pumpkins or gourds and paint them fun colors like orange, yellow, and green. Then arrange them on a windowsill or shelf.
If you want to get creative and use fresh pumpkins, you can even carve faces into them and turn them into jack-o-lanterns. Add some straw and loose foliage underneath and around them for a finishing touch. It is an excellent way to bring the outdoors in and add fall flavor to your hallway.
Add a Pop of Color to the Wall
When used correctly, bright, vivid colors can lift the room. Fall is best represented by deciduous plants and falling foliage, characterized by deep oranges, arrays of browns, and musky yellows.
Pick some wall art that brings these characteristics to light and mix up the colors to create a unique and funky feel. You're not limited to just paintings; tapestries and wall-hangings can do the trick, too.
Design Your Stairwell and Banister
Although this may not be the first place you think to add some decoration, your stairwell is a great place to start. They can often be forgotten about as people don't tend to spend a lot of time in them. But that doesn't mean they can't be beautiful.
One way to achieve this is by draping fairy lights or lanterns along the railing. You could even try winding some fall foliage around it for a more natural look. It will bring attention to the often ignored area and make it a fundamental feature of your home.
Tips From the Pros
Aside from the helpful additions to your hallway, here are a few tips from the pros to consider.
With all the excitement of adding some seasonal decoration to your hallway, don't forget the underlying practicality of the room itself. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, hallways can become cluttered very quickly.
So make sure you have enough storage solutions to keep the area tidy. A coat rack is essential for any fall hallway design as it allows you to hang coats and umbrellas ready when you need them. If you have the space, a small table or chest of drawers go a long way, giving you places to put things like keys and posts.
If you're looking to get some storage for your hallway, you can have a look at the Cavazos Desk. The storage unit is deep green, ideal for matching your fall color scheme. The desk has two small drawers to store your bits and bobs.
Match Your Colors
When decorating for any season, your color schemes must match. That means taking time to understand the color wheel and what colors are made for each other (or not).
Autumn is all about those earthy tones, so stick to a color palette that reflects that. A way to do this is by using a fall leaves garland as inspiration. Take note of the colors you see and use these throughout your hallway design.
You could even get the kids involved in this activity by taking a trip to the park to collect some leaves. Then help them press them into a book before using them to create wall art or decoupage a vase or frame.
A Painting Tip
Think about painting a horizontal band of color at ground level around your hallway. It's a quick and effective trick to lift the room with minimal effort from your side. You should paint the skirting boards the same color, and we recommend a light pastel tone, such as beige or light brown. Plus, as a bonus, you'll eliminate all the scuffs that have built up over time.
Change The Furniture
Get a hall table and be out with the old and in with the new this fall. A quick furniture swap will give you the perfect place to put all those things that tend to gather in the hallway, like keys, posts, and loose change.
The Marguret Glass Top End Table is perfect if you are limited in space. It has some birds and leaves built in, which aligns with the theme we are going for. If you have a bit more room, check out the Cavazos Desk, as noted above, or if you need to increase your storage, look at the Blaire Solid Wood Stand.
Add a Plant
Plants are fantastic for the hallway and home decor in general. They naturally clean the air and make the home feel fresher. Adding a plant to your hallway brings some life into the space and a natural tone as intended.
Pick a plant that is easy to care for, as it won't get much natural light in the hallway. We love the idea of a snake plant or a rubber tree, as they are both low maintenance and look fabulous. You could even create a small herb garden on your windowsill if you've got a decent amount of space to use, or maybe leave this one for the kitchen ‘sill.
When it comes to decorating your hallway for fall, there are lots of possibilities. Get creative and think about what colors to use while considering the style you want to go with. We hope you enjoyed our tips and tricks on how to get your hallway ready for the season.
If you need help with the process, head to The Hauss and get a professional interior designer to design your hallway with their virtual E-Design services.
Need a Professional?
If you aren't quite ready to design your own hallway, need a helping hand, or simply don't have the time, then hiring a professional interior designer would be an excellent next step in sprucing up your hallway.
A professional interior designer can help you figure out your style, plan the layout of your furniture, and find the perfect accessories. They will be able to help you with the details like lighting and window treatments. So if you want to take your hallway to the next level, consider hiring a professional.
The problem many find with hiring a professional is the cost. Interior designers don't come easy on the wallet, so up until recently, if you weren't willing to shell out a few bucks, you were on your own. But now, The Hauss has a great concept called E-Design.
E-Design by The Hauss is a new way of working with an interior designer that is much more affordable. You work with a designer virtually, which means you get all the benefits of a professional without the high price tag. And since everything is done online, it’s an excellent option for those who don’t live near a design studio.
They use computer simulations and have a team of professional interior designers to work with you in creating your dream hallway. Check out The Hauss' E-Design Services here.