Home renovation is always considered a responsible event. Each room needs to update the wall decoration, decorate the ceiling, block the flooring and fill the room with new stylish furniture.
At the same time, the owners of the apartments often leave repairs in the hallway for later, as a final "dessert". This is due to the fact that this room is, in fact, a "walk-through", therefore, all construction waste in the process of work is placed here.
But this does not mean that the design of the hallway does not need to be given due attention, since this room is considered "Face" of housing, on which the first impression of the owners of the house and their tastes will depend.
Features of the
Most hallways are cramped, small spaces with no natural light. In this room, dirt often accumulates, and the floor is exposed to high mechanical stress. The walls here have to withstand splashes from clothes and umbrellas.
In addition, the constant opening of the entrance doors provokes the penetration of cold air, from which humidity can increase and condensation can appear.
In order to avoid the appearance of fungus and mold, repairs in the hallway must be carried out efficiently, adhering to a clear plan and sequence, select a good building material.
Typically, a corridor update should consist of the following steps:
- lighting installations;
- rational distribution of space;
- finishes of all types of surfaces;
- laying flooring;
Therefore, it is important to calculate in advance the area of the room (ceiling, walls, floor), choose suitable lighting sources, think over a general design that would be harmoniously combined with the interior of the apartment.
It is worth noting that the repair technology directly depends on the layout of the hallway, its shape and size. Today there are such types of hallways: compartment, box, corridor, "burrow with a snorkel".
A small "box" room is found in brick buildings, which are called "Khrushchevs", its area does not exceed 4 m2. Indoor doors can lead directly to living areas or a bathroom. There are also "boxes" in "stalinkas". Repair is not difficult here, the only problem can be the arrangement of furniture.
There is a corridor-type entrance hall in panel houses, it is a narrow and long room. Finishing work in the corridor is easy, the only thing you need to pay attention to is the correct way of organizing the space. The "burrow with a snorkel" looks the same, it is difficult to give a new look to such a room.
The narrow and cramped space does not allow chic acceleration in the finish. The most important thing in this type of hallway is to install good lighting sources.
As for the compartment rooms, they are a small square room with an adjoining corridor, they can have a winding or stepped appearance. Such hallways are included in the layout of both new buildings and old buildings.
The main point in their repair is considered to be a high-quality surface finish and rational use of space.
Types of finishing works
Any hallway, regardless of its shape and size, can become a beautiful and stylish room, for this you just need to give it a second wind and make cosmetic repairs.
Before starting work, finishing materials and tools are selected, the old surface is dismantled and the room is cleared of debris.If you plan to renovate, then you should worry about the availability design project and professional craftsmen.
The process of renovating the hallway must necessarily consist of such types of work.
Traditionally, wallpapering is used for this. First, they dismantle the old canvases, if necessary, replace the wiring and other communications, install new doors. Then the surface of the walls is leveled and all defects and flaws are eliminated. Vinyl wallpapers are considered an excellent choice for the corridor, they are easy to clean and serve for a long time, are resistant to the appearance of fungi and mold.
A good option for a hallway is also cork wallpaper, which is made from a thin layer of cork applied to paper.
So that the decoration in the room does not turn out to be monochromatic, this material is recommended to be combined with various colored inserts.
The cork surface is easy to clean, does not collect dust and is safe for human health. It is not advisable to use this material to decorate dark rooms, as it takes a lot of light.
Many people prefer to choose plastic or wall panels for the walls of the corridor, they are quickly attached, they are not expensive, but they reduce the space by 2 centimeters. Therefore, liquid wallpaper is considered a good alternative to them, resembling something in between ordinary canvases and plaster.
Products are presented in a wide selection and are produced in the form of a dry mix, which includes paper, silk and linen flakes.
It is not difficult to cover the walls with liquid wallpaper, it is enough, according to the instructions, to dilute the mixture with water, wait for the impregnation and apply the material with a spatula. Their thickness should not exceed 2 mm.
Decorative plaster also looks original in the hallway. Its main advantage is the huge presence of textures and colors. Thanks to this, beautiful paintings and unusual compositions can be laid out on the walls of the room.
The coating is considered durable and is suitable for both apartments and private houses. Such walls are easy to clean if their surface is additionally varnished.
Laying the floor covering
The main requirement for the floor in the hallway is its ease of cleaning, since dirt and dust constantly accumulate in this room. Recently, in the design of corridors, laminate or tiles have been used as flooring. If a ceramic surface is chosen, it must be glossy and resistant to chemicals.
As for the colors of the tiles, it is best to get dark shades, they will not show wear and tear, light colors, on the contrary, will help make the room wider and more spacious.
The laminate in the hallway should be thick and durable. A practical option for a corridor will be an adhesive laminate, it is quickly dismantled and amenable to restoration. Linoleum is an economical material for the floor in the hallway.
The material easily tolerates moisture and pollution, has a long service life and is characterized by high thermal insulation.
Its design depends on the height and overall interior of the room. In the event that the hallway is small, but its ceilings are high, it is recommended to make niches under them and solve the problem of storing things. To do this, the resulting structure can be simply painted.
If the corridor is high, then panels, slats or drywall are suitable for decoration. In miniature passers-by, hinged compositions also look beautiful, they have no joints and allow you to achieve a mirror effect.
In addition, the ceilings in such rooms can be covered with wallpaper. For this, canvases on a non-woven or vinyl base are suitable, paper products are not recommended, because they cannot be painted and they will not last long.
The cheapest option for the ceiling in the corridor is the installation of expanded polystyrene plates or painting it.The base for this is carefully prepared, leveled, primed and covered with water-based dye mixtures.
After all the surfaces in the room have been updated, all that remains is to worry about installing the lighting. Chandeliers and sconces should be positioned in such a way that the light in the hallway is as close to natural as possible. It will depend on this not only the visual size of the space, but also the general atmosphere in the room.
The appearance of the hallway is determined by the style of its decoration. Recently, minimalism has become very popular in modern design, in which furniture is characterized by simplicity, the absence of luxury elements.
In the decoration of walls and ceilings, complex color palettes are not used; in order to decorate the corridor in this direction, it is enough to choose two or three shades correctly. For many, such an interior may seem everyday and boring, so designers recommend such styles as well.
The entrance hall is filled with unusual objects, and its space amazes with the beauty of smooth lines with abstract shapes and transitions. In such a room, the ancient and modern worlds are harmoniously combined. Expensive ceramics, polished silver and mahogany are considered the main components of this decor.
The walls are covered with wallpaper in a monochromatic palette; some bright details may be present on them. Wallpaper with large compositions is often used for decoration.
The floor is usually decorated with glossy tiles, the doorway is decorated with an arch, and the ceilings are decorated with cornices or stucco moldings. The furniture in the hallway looks unusual and artistic. In the room, lamps decorated with crystal and metal play a huge role. Also in such rooms you can find voluminous statuettes of animals and expensive paintings.
Fills the space with notes of nature and rustic beauty. Wall and ceiling finishes are characterized by a rough surface. For walls, panels made of natural wood are most often used, textured plaster and natural stone can also be found in the design, the floor is covered with solid beams.
Furniture is selected in olive and cream colors. Various textiles with flower patterns and ceramic items are used in the design.
The walls are light and beige. As a rule, they are covered with plaster or wallpaper for painting. There may be inserts made of fabrics and wood on the ceiling and walls.
The floor is marbled or laminated. In the room, the main emphasis is on furniture, it must be symmetrical and regular in shape.
Perfectly smooth surface of walls and ceilings. Both natural and artificial materials are used in their decoration. The floor is made as self-leveling or using plain ceramic tiles.
Stretch ceilings or suspended ceilings with spotlights are most common. As for the color scheme, green, blue, white and gray shades prevail in such passers-by.
How to renovate in style?
Many people understand by the word "repair" gluing wallpaper and buying a new cabinet. This option is not suitable for a hallway, since it is the main place in the house where relatives and guests meet. Therefore, this room requires a special approach to design. To make the "business card" of housing truly stylish and modern, you need to put a lot of effort into its layout, for example:
- Use unusual inserts and combinations in compositions.
- Install a ceiling made of plasterboard or a curtain structure of the original shape.
- Attach backlit niches and shelves. You can use mirrors instead of their back walls, which will help visually expand the area.
- Decorate the walls with decorative stone. Wooden parts and colored plaster also look beautiful on the surface.
- Complement the room with decorative panels, photographs, paintings and fashionable lamps.
In the event that the repair will be done by hand in a very small hallway, first of all, you need to draw up a sketch of the room and choose the right material. For small rooms, as a rule, pastel and light colors are used in decoration. A narrow corridor needs a visual expansion, so the lines of its walls should be directed towards the finishing of the ceiling and flooring.
In a square hallway, you can experiment with zoning and apply smooth transitions to living rooms. In a long room it is not recommended to use a lot of furniture, as it will be a cramped and gloomy space.
Sometimes in the usual layout there are large corridors. They are considered great design options. In a two-room apartment, instead of interior doors, you can make an original transition from the hallway to the living room with the help of an arch, in a one-room apartment you cannot accelerate much, therefore, as an option, original curtains in the form of threads or beads are suitable.
In houses of different types
The technology for performing repair work directly depends on the construction of the building. Houses built in the 70s of the last century are characterized by narrow rooms, while the entrance hall is miniature. The main disadvantage of old housing is the presence of ventilation ducts in the corridor, this can be found in the "Khrushchev" or "Brezhnevka". Therefore, decorating this room for a modern interior, you will have to perform a complete redevelopment and hide all visible flaws.
You will also need to lay good sound and thermal insulation, change the electrical wiring in the hallway, and level the walls with plaster. The installation of a new floor covering will also be an important moment in the renovation of the corridor. As for the ceilings, the old stucco elements present on them can not be removed, but simply restored.
In the panel house, the entrance hall has undergone certain changes; it has a good finish on the walls and ceiling. Therefore, it is a little easier to carry out repairs here. It is necessary to think over the design of the room, choose the style of the interior and update everything.
For floors in such a corridor, both laminate and decorative tiles are suitable. The walls can be pasted over with wallpaper, but as for the ceiling, in order to hide its defects between the floors, it is best to install a curtain structure.
A budget option
In a small hallway, the design of the repair will be inexpensive if you independently create an individual design project and do the finishing yourself. For this, a sketch of the room is initially drawn and all ideas for future work are outlined on it. In addition, you will need to make calculations of the area of the room, taking into account the shape and layout of the corridor.
Economy class repair includes all types of finishing works, but materials for this are purchased without stock and at an affordable price.
Often, the hallway is repaired last, so there is no money left for the purchase of good material. This is wrong because the appearance of this room will judge the financial well-being of the homeowners. Besides, this room is considered the most demanding for decoration.
Therefore, to make the hallway stylish and comfortable, it is necessary to use the following materials for its design:
For walls - decorative plaster, wallpaper, microcement, artificial stone. Often their surface is decorated with plastic or MDF panels. If oil paints have been applied to the old surface, their remnants are removed with a drill and the base is leveled, and then primed. In the hallway, acrylic or latex paints are usually used for painting
- For the floor - ceramic tiles, linoleum, laminate.
- On the ceiling - wallpaper, paint, whitewash, drywall.
- All finishing products must be durable, wash well and not get dirty.
Any renovation must have a beautiful finish. Therefore, the decoration of the walls, ceiling and flooring is considered only the basis for the transformation of the hallway, the decor will become the main touch of all these works. To decorate the corridor and eliminate monotony in it, it is recommended to use a relief. This room should not have smooth walls. Moldings, cornices and stucco moldings look unusual in the hallway.
Since this room regularly accumulates dirt, you should worry about its flooring and choose materials that retain dust. Both an ordinary carpet runner and a carpet can cope with this task.
It is advisable to purchase products in dark shades with designer compositions. They complement the room in a special way and simplify the cleaning process.
Corridors require good lighting, so it is recommended to decorate these rooms with modern models of lamps, which are not mounted on the ceiling, but along the walls. You can make additional light sources near the hanger, above the mirror, or in front of the front door. Objects of art, panels, ethnic figurines also look good in the hallway. If the area of the room allows, then fresh flowers can be beautifully and originally placed in it.
How to equip?
After the repair work has come to an end, the main issue will remain the acquisition of furniture, which will help to comfortably equip the hallway and fill it with home warmth. It is worth noting that all modules must be selected in advance, before the walls are finished, because you will have to make holes for them or install niches. The main piece of furniture for the corridor is the wall. It should be versatile and stylish. If the room is small, then a small wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a cabinet with a mirror are quite suitable for furnishing.
As for open shelves and hangers, this is not the best option for a corridor, as this type of furniture will create clutter. Therefore, the correct solution would be to install closed structures. For example, a sliding wardrobe looks original in a room, it can replace many individual modules and save space. It is advisable to purchase furniture from natural wood species, it will not only last a long time, but also give the room an aesthetically attractive look.
The color of the structures should be in harmony with the overall style of the hallway. It is not recommended to place furniture in too bright colors. As a rule, brown, beige and gray colors are well suited for the arrangement of this room. If desired, wooden modules can be decorated with carvings or cornices, which are a smooth continuation of the walls and floor.
In addition, we must not forget about the mirror, it is hung as a separate element of decor on the wall, and arranged on the cabinet door.
Beautiful ideas in the interior
Today, there are many design tricks, thanks to which even the smallest hallway after renovation will turn into a chic room. In order to visually expand the boundaries of the room, it is necessary to paste over the walls with light wallpaper. Canvases with small patterns will also give a sense of space, and wallpaper with vertical stripes is well suited for low corridors, they will "stretch" the ceilings.
The entrance hall in the apartment can be designed for every taste. For example, cover the walls with a beautiful embossed plaster with glitter. Such a surface in beige and pastel colors will look original. One of the walls can be made lighter, thus expanding the boundaries of the room.
If the dimensions of the room allow, then it is best to replace the interior doors with an arch, it will hide the real boundaries between rooms and play the role of zoning.
Natural materials such as laminate or tiles work well as flooring. The color of the floor should not be too dark, but also not bright.As for the ceiling, a hinged structure with various inserts will be the right solution for it. Ceilings with solid wood decor look original.
In a private house, as a rule, the size of the hallways pleases and open up ample opportunities for creating a modern interior. For such premises, it is important to maintain the correct color scheme. The corridor can be one color - blue, green or light brown, but the rest of the design details and surface finishes should stand out in contrast against the general background. To make the room spacious and "homey", it is supplemented with objects of painting.
Walls decorated with stone look unusual in the corridors. They blend harmoniously with marble-look floor tiles. Furniture in this case is chosen in light colors. Stylish lamps with forged frames and colored glass must be present in this composition.
In the next video you will find a master class on decorating the walls of the hallway with textured plaster.