The issue of wall decoration in the hallway must be approached as carefully as possible, because the hallway is the first room into which a person enters from the street, which means that there will inevitably always be moisture, droplets of dirt and other factors that negatively affect the materials for finishing walls and floors. Apartments with small children or animals require special attention, since the risk of damage to the walls increases.
The features of the premises dictate the features in its decoration. The hallway is the room closest to the street or driveway, which means that the influence of wind, cold, dirt and various damage is most noticeable here. In addition, when renovating an entire apartment at once, the entrance hall is usually an impromptu warehouse for things from other rooms, therefore renovation work in the hallway is usually completed last, otherwise constant movement along the territory of the corridor with building materials will lead to rapid wear of the finish.
All these features of the premises dictate a special approach to the choice of finishing materials. The materials must be resistant to contamination and withstand frequent cleaning.
In the apartment
Decorating a hallway in an apartment is obviously a simpler task than in a private house. Despite the high traffic, the corridor of an ordinary typical apartment in a residential building does not interact directly with the street, but with the entrance area, which takes on a larger percentage of dirt, wind and dust that could penetrate into the area of the entrance group in a private house. This feature opens up more possibilities for the choice of finishing materials.
So, for example, the most popular material for decoration in an apartment is wallpaper… They can be liquid, non-woven, vinyl, various textures and colors. However, it is worth remembering that in any case they will be negatively influenced, which means that too light colors will quickly lose their presentable appearance. In addition, it is worth taking a closer look at the washable wallpaper options, they are the most suitable for the hallway.
In apartments with small hallways, for example, in "Khrushchev", the walls, as a rule, are hidden by furniture or other objects, so in such apartments the coating material will not be important at all.
The increasing popularity in wall decoration today is gaining decorative plaster… With the help of this material on the wall, you can create an imitation of almost any material, be it natural stone or a wooden surface. In addition to different textures, this coating can have completely different color solutions, for which a special color pigment is introduced into the plaster base.
One of the most practical options is these are wall panels… As a rule, panels are made of wood or its variations, MDF or PVC, as well as plastic. The wall panel option is an excellent solution for an apartment where animals or small children are present. So, if you decorate the lower part of the corridor with wall panels, they can become an excellent protection against dirt brought by animals from the street, and various kinds of damage that children can cause.
After all, everyone knows how often you have to re-glue the wallpaper if the child likes to draw on them. Wall panels are easy to clean and have a long service life, they are hypoallergenic and absolutely safe. The range of colors of wall panels on the market today is quite large. You can choose an option that will fit into almost any interior.
Both monochromatic and patterned models stand out. The most popular imitations of wood texture and stone.
Also in the apartment you can simply paint the walls with washable paint… Most often, painted walls have a monochromatic coating without additional drawings, but by choosing the right furniture and accessories, you can get the most stylish modern interior. Popular are gray, black and shades of brown such as beige or chocolate. In order for the paint to lay evenly, and the coating was ideal, it is necessary to first level the surface of the walls, for this it is necessary to pre-sheathe the surface with sheets of drywall, and on top apply a thin layer of finishing plaster for painting.
In a private house
Wall decoration in a private house requires a more careful approach. In this case, the hallway directly interacts with the street space, which means that the negative impact of weather conditions in this case will be more noticeable. If we talk about choosing the most suitable material, it should be noted that in a private house for the hallway it is better not to use wallpaper, because they will deteriorate too quickly, and you will have to start over from the beginning
If you want a light weightless texture, it is better to choose textured plaster, it is more practical. Wall panels made of plastic or MDF will also be a good option here; they can cover the entire wall space, or they can be combined with other materials, for example, with paint or the same textured plaster.
Such combinations usually look interesting and always attract the attention of guests.
In the design of hallways of private houses, a frequent occurrence is the use of artificial stone as a material for wall decoration… The production of artificial stone today has stepped forward, and you can find an imitation of almost any mineral. The most popular among buyers are granite, marble, malachite, turquoise and wild stone, this option is an untreated rock.
All these options allow you to create a stylish interior decoration with minimal labor costs for a long time. In most cases, imitation of a stone is so detailed and of high quality that the only difference between an artificial material will be its weight, which will be its main advantage over natural material, not to mention the price. Artificial stone is a much lighter material than natural, so its use is most convenient both during installation and in use.
Artificial stone as decorative panels can be placed on the entire surface of the wall, or you can create point interesting elements by complementing the surface with plaster of various textures and thereby achieve a completely different effect. With the help of a stone you can to protect the elements of the walls most susceptible to negative influence. So, for example, you can create a stone arch at the door, decorate a wall near which there are open shelves for shoes, niches, protruding elements - everything can be equipped with a beautiful and practical artificial turf decor.
The usual option for finishing the bathroom is ceramic tile, however, its use is possible not only in this room, the tile is one of the most suitable and convenient options for decorating the hallway in a private house. You can choose ceramic tiles that imitate other well-known materials, thereby creating a practical interior of any texture. Silk, wood and metal imitations are the most popular in modern interior decoration.
The main advantage of this material is that it can be used not only on the walls, but also on the floor, which will help to create a complete image in one style when choosing materials from one collection.
DIY wall design options
With the help of a minimal set of tools, finishing material and your own hands, you can create a unique wall decor in the corridor with your own hands. The most mobile material is textured plaster. With its help, on the walls, you can create not only various textured variations, but also create a drawing or achieve a real fresco on the wall. If desired, the finished textured plaster can be painted in any color, thereby creating a unique interior of the room. When using plaster with an addition of other materials, such as stone, interesting combined finishes can be created.
So, in order to create a finish with your own hands, you must first of all draw the future design with clear indications of where what will stand, in addition, it is necessary to mark the places where the decor will be located. After the plan is drawn up, you can proceed to the choice of material. This item will directly depend on the chosen interior design and, of course, on the imagination and choice of the master.
Next, you need to devote time to leveling the walls. In apartments, initially perfectly flat coatings are rarely found. The safest and easiest way to level the wall is to sheathe it with sheets of drywall, and then finish it with a thin layer of finishing plaster.
Further actions will depend only on the chosen finishing material. You can simply paste over the finished surface with wallpaper, for this, gently measure the required number of strips of wallpaper of the required length, take into account the allowances for fitting and glue the strips to the wall using a special wallpaper glue.
You can also decorate the hallway with a stone, while it is not always necessary to spend money on a special interior artificial stone, you can easily use pebbles brought from travel. So you can get not only an interesting interior solution, but also a constant reminder of a vacation on your favorite warm shores. For such a decor, you only need pebbles and glue, you can also embed pebbles into the plaster, this will also add a special flavor to the room.
Wall painting can also be carried out on its own, so paint of the selected color is simply applied to the leveled surface. It is better to apply paint with a roller, so the painting will pass faster, and the result of the work will please the most even and high-quality coating. A single colored painted surface can be decorated with various decorative elements. Moldings look great, with their help you can select some zones in the room, create an impromptu frame.
Can be easily created in a molding frame contrasting element, for this you just need to measure the required space using a construction ruler and a pencil, glue masking tape along its edge to protect the rest of the coating, and paint the desired element in a different color, then remove the masking tape, wait for the element to dry and glue the necessary molding along its edges width.
You can decorate the room with ready-made photo frames. These can be any photos or paintings you like. You can hang reproductions of paintings by artists or hang photos of your favorite pet in beautiful frames along the corridor. Painting on painted walls also looks interesting, however, to create a beautiful drawing on your own, you will need either drawing skills or a high-quality stencil.
When decorating a hallway, completely different objects can be used: corks, wood scraps, coins, fabric, leather, metal.
The main thing is to combine them correctly and not be afraid to experiment.
A niche in the wall is a stylish and interesting interior element, in the hallway it can perform not only an aesthetic function, but also quite practical, for example, you can store spare keys in it or put a flower pot or a figurine, so its correct design is very important for the overall picture interior design corridor. Niche design will depend on the overall design of the room: if the hallway is made in classic style, then the niche will be formed accordingly.
So, for the classic design, the shape of a niche round on top is characteristic, it seems to form an arch that goes deep into the wall.The color scheme is usually selected in contrast, and a beautiful classic interior vase or various types of figurines is placed inside. Usually black cast figurines look the most advantageous.
Country, style retro and provence gravitate towards a niche without fillets and of the same color or a shade close to the main color of the walls. Usually white, gray, light green, brown. Often, niches contain frames with photographs, light vases in a retro style, as well as calm and delicate figurines. It is good to place various dead woods in vases, they will not only last a long time, but also emphasize the chosen style.
Contemporary styles offer interesting ideas for playing with niches in the interior. So, in the case of a niche in a modern interior, we can talk about the most fertile ground for decoration. A niche can be painted in any color: minimalism or high-tech style will not be against bright spots of yellow or red, black will fit perfectly into the loft style, gray, red, burgundy and black niches will complement a Japanese-style room.
Orange and sand will support african style… In addition, niches in modern interiors do an excellent job with the function of illuminating the corridor, they are equipped with backlighting, which can both highlight the art object that will be installed in this niche, and provide subdued light in the corridor. A niche in a modern interior almost never has a frame, while classic, modern or retro tends to finish, often the effect of a frame for a niche is created using the same moldings. Niches do not lose their popularity, so new trends in their design appear every day, which you should definitely follow.
To obtain a full-fledged beautiful interior, it is necessary not only to successfully choose the material for wall decoration, but also to correctly choose furnishings and accessories. First of all, the hallway should contain shelves for shoes and at least a few hooks for outerwear. This minimum set should become an obligatory attribute of a hallway of any design and size.
Even the smallest rooms should be equipped with these furnishings, especially since there are many pieces of furniture on the market today that fit perfectly into small hallways. The minimalism style will be an excellent solution for the small size of the room.
To arrange a narrow corridor, you should pay attention to the delimitation of space. With the help of furniture, multi-level ceilings or color schemes, you can easily divide the room into several zones with different functional loads. With the help of color, you can also correct the shape of the room. So, if you paint long walls in light colors, and short ones with darker paint, then visually the hallway will take on a more complete square shape.
You can simply opt for a darker shade of the door and light wallpaper or white textured plaster, place lamps with white daylight in the center and thereby get a stylish and light interior.
Stylish and modern interiors can be created with contrasting colors. So, bright wall tables will look quite advantageous, which will harmoniously contrast with the walls and floor of light pastel colors. The only rule for furnishing with this option is that the furniture should not be too bulky, otherwise the interior will instantly become overloaded. You can decorate the finished interior not only with furniture, but also with various accessories, for example, you can hang a collage of photographs on the wall or distribute paintings along the corridor. This solution will add coziness to the classic interior.
The empty wall of the hallway can accommodate not only paintings, but also a wall niche.It can be played up with various color and decorative solutions and get not only a rather interesting stylistic move, but also additional space for storing interesting little things brought from vacation, orts from dear people.
Color solutions in the arrangement of the hallway, if not the most important condition, then one of the most important. With the help of color, you can expand the space, hide unnecessary defects and create a cozy home interior. For a very small room, it is better to use light colors, they will help expand the space, add light and air.
It is better to replace glossy surfaces with matte ones, and then the interior will delight its owner for a long time. Considering that most often there is not enough natural light in the hallway due to the lack of windows, the cold color palette is best set aside or at least supplement it with bright fluorescent lamps with a warm yellow color, otherwise there is a risk of getting a cold uninhabited room.
A covering consisting of contrasting stripes will also help to expand the room, for example, mustard with white or light beige is one of the trends of the season.
The use of darker shades such as brown and black, as well as dark blue, burgundy, purple is best used when arranging large enough rooms; a small hallway, a heavy, dense color will further narrow and hide the light. In a large room, dark colors should be diluted, for example, with gold, beige, gray, white, this will help create interesting accents and attract attention in it.
When choosing a color scheme for furniture it is worth focusing on the color of the walls and floor, furniture can either be identical in color to the floor, or create a contrast with it, or it can be combined with wallpaper. The most popular colors for hallway furniture are bleached oak and wenge - two extremes of color for wood flooring.
Such options are more suitable for classic interiors and create a calm, cozy atmosphere.
In addition, bright contrasting options are gaining popularity today, for example, lilac, yellow and red furniture is popular, most often it is used as an accent in rooms that are fairly light in terms of the general color scheme.
There are several of the most popular materials for hallway wall decoration. Each of the materials has its own differences, as well as very specific pros and cons:
Wallpaper. They have a significant plus in ease of installation and a large assortment of different patterns, however, with frequent washing, which must inevitably be carried out in the hallway, even washable types of wallpaper can lose their appearance and require renewal of repairs in the room
- Ordinary and textured plaster. Decorating walls with plaster is a very practical way, the consumption of material is usually small, you can achieve many different textures using different tools to create a relief. By adding various pigments, you can create almost any color from the palette, but without special preparation, creating a high-quality coating can be a problem.
- Wall panels. A practical and inexpensive way to create wall coverings, they are easy to clean and can be used to create almost any decor. For the manufacture of wall panels, plastic and MDF are most often used, less often - wood with a special coating.
- Fake diamond. Artificial stone and ceramic tiles are the most durable and practical materials, they are the least susceptible to wear, easy to clean and allow you to create an original interior.
In addition to these materials, laminate and lining are used for finishing the wall surface in the hallway, sheathing the corridor with these materials allows you to achieve a rather interesting retro effect.
Leather is often used to protect the bottom of the room.It is easy to clean, protects walls from dirt and dust, and also creates additional sound and heat protection.
Modern design ideas
In modern realities, the tendency to link the interior of the hallway to the general style solution of the entire room is increasingly common. The minimalism style is popular today. A minimum of decorative elements and color schemes distinguish this style from many others.
Popular for hallway solutions and style loft. Roughness and external negligence of the interior hides a fairly well thought-out and functional space. The Provence style is good for small hallways, as it involves light pastel colors, an abundance of light and light decor.
In the next video, you will find a master class on applying decorative plaster to walls.