We often think of the hallway as merely a transitional space, somewhere we pass through on our way from one room in the house to another. Instead, however, we could view this space as the main artery or heart of the home, as the corridor that joins everything together. Today on homify, we present some examples of hallways that are not afraid to stand out. Through innovative design and eye-catching decoration, these corridors become one of the most important and memorable spaces in the whole home.
Here, the designer has chosen to go beyond the traditional idea of what a hallway should be by making this space double as a library. As we can see, one wall of the corridor has been entirely lined with bookshelves to create a wall of books. Using your book collection as a décor element can be a great way to add colour to a space and to show off a bit! In addition, books create a decorating scheme that is unique and entirely personal, as no two people have the exact same interests or the exact same book collection. Another clever choice the designers have made is to install a bench below the books along the length of the hallway. This provides a perfect place to sit as you are leafing through a book and helps even more to transform the corridor into a room in its own right.
In this home, the walls of the hallway are made of glass panels that look out into a tree-filled courtyard so that, as you cross to another area of the home, you may have the feeling that you are walking through a forest. The natural wood and minimalist decor work perfectly with the delicate lines of the trees to create a feeling of calmness and serenty.
The designers of this corridor chose to create a bold, memorable space. The graphic wallpaper, which presents a contemporary floral pattern, is printed in deep hues of blue and green, which make the space feel elegant and luxurious. A glass and wood table serves as a unique centre piece and contributes to the feeling that here you are in the heart of the home.
Here we see a model of a more-or-less classic entry hall that is greatly enriched by the presence of an intricately patterned tile floor. The neutral colours and classic furniture complement the floor without contributing too much, so that the room does not feel busy or over crowded. The tile work adds a level of detail and complexity to the space, making an entry that is welcoming and sophisticated.
The Italian architecture firm responsible for this design wanted to construct a hallway that recreated one of the famous visual moments in the classic film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari. The result is a corridor that stretches the imagination and plays with our sense of reality. The slanted wooden paneling along the sides seems to be shifting and bending, but openness and an abundance of lighting ensure that the effect is a positive one. Here, we feel that any door we take off of this hallway could open onto scenes of infinite possibility.
For our final hallway, we look at an outdoor public space in Greece. The installation in this alleyway was completed by the Japanese design group 24° Studio. The tunnel is made of paper panels and is entirely self supporting. As walkers step into the lattice work, they will feel that they have stumbled upon a hidden secret, a magical place of transition.