THERE ARE LARGE ONES,THERE ARE SKINNY ONES, THERE ARE SHORT ONES, THERE ARE LONG ONES…. WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? HALLWAYS OF COURSE.
The last hallway update was late 2018,when my love for Farrow & Ball Hague Blue was at its peak. Admittedly I still have big love for Hague Blue but I do become bored very easily. Instagram and Pinterest can often make you feel like a child in a sweet shop. I’ll have one of those and one of those and before you know it you’re decorating the same space multiple times a year.
I started to question myself, if you love Hague Blue then why change it? Why not find ways to update the space without decorating.
When the online print store Posterlounge contacted me about a collaboration I saw this as a perfect opportunity to use prints as a way to update this space, more on that a bit later.
WHAT SHAPE IS YOURS?
Hallways can be one of the most difficult spaces to decorate. The dream is to have a light open hallway with lots of storage and space.
My reality is I have a L shaped long and thin hallway, that leads you to the back of the house where our kitchen is. We have one small window and because I have an older house it can be quite dark, especially in the winter months.
To most it would make sense to paint it white, but I’m embracing the dark and am happy to work with it, not against.
WORKING WITH WHAT I HAVE
Last year I invested in a very large round mirror that is directly opposite the small hallway window. Having the mirror placed here is a way to attract more light into the small space but also works as a great decorational piece.
The area that needed most attention was at the end of the hallway opposite the entrances to the lounge and dining room. This space is very visible when sitting in both rooms but it lacked any sort of style or personality.
TRANSFORMING A SMALL SPACE
Once I had worked out that this area of the hallway was my problem zone I began looking for ways to transform it with minimal cost. The white radiator cover just wasn’t floating my boat.
I wanted to take accent colours from the joining rooms so the spaces felt more connected. I simply upcycled the radiator cover with spray paint for a small change with a big impact.
CHOOSING PRINTS FROM POSTERLOUNGE
Posterlounge is an online store that stock unique, high quality prints and frames to your door. The website has an amazing choice of paintings, photographs and illustrations from artists from all round the world.
Searching through the website was a very easy process. I knew I wanted colours that complimented the Hague Blue and the mustard yellow. Once I found my prints of choice I could then select my material , size and frame.
I chose two prints by the artist Tracie Andrews. These prints ticked every box with the colour and style. I also chose a smaller piece by Hilma af Klint which works so well with the two larger pieces.
When putting my order together I selected the option to have my prints framed to take the stress away from having to frame them myself and they could be instantly hung as soon as they arrived. Once my order was checked out the prints arrived safely and well packaged in a matter of days.
Creating this hallway mini revamp has really made me fall back in love with this space. The prints I selected from posterlounge has given this lost area a touch of interest that it needed, sometimes its not about making big changes to revamp an area you may have fallen out of love with.
Are you too looking to revamp an area or perhaps you are looking to create a gallery wall in your home. posterlounge are offering a 15% discount with the code HOUSEOFCHESTER15
Visit www.posterlounge.co.uk but hurry as this discount is only valid from 17.01.2020 until 31.01.2020 just enter the discount code to your shopping cart when completing your order.
I can’t wait to see what you all choose from posterlounge.
This blogpost is part of a paid partnership with Posterlounge. The items I have shown in this blogpost have been gifted as part of this collaboration.
All thoughts and words are my own.