Hallways leading to office cabins often make you feel bored. You can also find those at points leading to your dining hall or adjacent institute library. Often, people traverse through long hallways complaining about their boredom. Even candidates aspiring to qualify interviews or exams feel so. As a feeling of boredom is detrimental to learning, it becomes essential to use such dull spaces intelligently to connect to the viewer.
A blank space is an open canvas for a designer. A designer must consider it a nice creative challenge. If you own a commercial enterprise think how an interesting hallway can influence viewer experiences. Designing a hallway is quite a time intensive. But once you are done, you can experience the pleasure. Before you commence on the project, consider factors like the width of the hallway, ambient light, wall color, ceiling height, etc. With some design tips, you can magically turn them into catchy points.
1. Have a book rack
There are lots of books you read previously and don't read now. But, those books can be meaningful to others. One can place a bookshelf with motivational books in the hallways. Display those books with their front covers towards you. Books are not only for avid readers but any person who likes to observe. Keep in an ordered manner. Keep kid’s books separate from journals. You can even keep newspapers or periodicals on your shelf. You can ornament the tops of shelves with handicrafts, antique items, brassware, and artificial topiaries.
2. Create points of focus
Select corners or interim positions to create strong points. Articulate those points with potted artificial foliage, placed on a small table or closet. Artificial flowers are available in varying shades and colors. Choose colors that contrast against your wall color. You can choose among ethnic and modern floral templates. Select vase and flower colors to compare against the wall color. It keeps shining and blooming every day without fading. It needs the only a little bit of care to impress the observer with its beauty. Silk foliage has the soft texture and is captivating for the eye. With the interplay of fake foliage, you can miraculously transform a boring hallway into an attractive spot.
You can mine your selection from thousands of floral collections. In case, your requirement is out of the list; you can post your unique demands. Soon you can get customized solutions, that match your settings best. Besides aesthetics, you need to focus on the safety aspect as well. Ensure that the foliage is fade resistant and resilient to fire, before purchasing it.
3. Give a voice to your walls
Express your thoughts on your walls. Decorate the walls of the hallway with beautiful portraits, paintings on themes like wildlife, hydrosphere, etc. If your hall is vast, you can fill the space with many classic paintings or photographs. Choose photographs based on where the hallway is located. If your hallway leads to an office, you can have pictures of leading personalities or company’s achievements on the hallways. Through such images, the walls can highlight may untold stories and achievements to the observer. So, the silent walls become a narrative of the success story of the business enterprise. You can even exhibit your paintings on your walls if you are an artist yourself.
You can create a theme with your design initiative. You can create a rock-like a wall background using rock theme tiles or wallpaper. Dress the side walls with outdoor artificial hanging ferns. You can arrange faux bushes at varying elevations and angles to create a mountain like look. Feel absorbed in the depth of the scenery of your wall background.
4. Have rugs on the floor
Cover the floor of the hallway with rugs or grass mats to capture the visitor's gaze. You can either cover the floor area entirely or partially with a fabric. You can use carpets or green mats covering the floor. Check that they are washed or cleaned every day to retain their color.
5. Add some charm with lighting
Lighting influences the observer’s energy and mood. A hallway that receives daylight looks bright. A hallway with dim lighting has a dull look. If possible, try to incorporate windows in the halls. Else try to replace concrete walls with glass walls. Else, decorate the ceiling with a pair of fancy lights at uniform distances. Decorative lights can add brilliance to a boring and dull space.
6. Create a green background
The color green has a relaxing effect. Think about the shades of green. You can build a light leafy
green background with silk boxwood. If space has a sofa or seating space, you have green cushions to match the green background. You can also have faux hedges parallel to your walls. So you can play with different shades of green in your hallway.
7. Have inbuilt cabinets in hallway spaces
One of the much ways to add functionality to a hallway is by having inbuilt cabinets or cupboards inside the side walls. This decision is mostly taken in the pre-construction stage. But you can accommodate shelves even later as mountings on walls. You can place some of your belongings like glassware or sculptures in those cabinets. Else you can keep family photographs inside the cabinets. You can also keep dresses or apparel on those shelves.
If you think a hallway is the most boring part of a building, you need to rethink. With design tips, the so-called dull spaces can be amazingly turned into points. You will love to get a glimpse of. Merge your creative ideas with innovative designs to get the best possible design. You can decorate peripheral locations with fake foliage. Silk foliage is soft and quite realistic to look at. You can add dimension to your walls with theme paintings or photographs. The flat space can be illuminated with the help of fanciful or ornate lighting installations. You can add a touch of greenery with fake landscaping items like silk boxwood. The floor can be covered with soft fabric like fake grass. By placing artificial foliage at turning points, you can create focal points that capture viewers’ gaze.