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It can be difficult to know how to make a Narrow hall-way look and feel inviting. This, however does not need to be the case. With any small space, there are some important factors you need to bear in mind which will help open up the space and make it seem larger than it is.

Light colours & Narrow Furniture

If you have a particularly dark narrow hall way, light coloured furniture such as whites, light grey, translucent and mirrored materials allow any light entering the small space to reflect off these and make the space feel more spacious and bright. Sticking to light colours on the walls also help give the sense of a brighter space.

Ensuring that any furniture placed in the narrow space is in proportion to the surroundings is also an important factor to bear in mind. By using narrow furniture and slimline cabinets avoids the hall storage imposing on the space already available. Avoid placing furniture opposite the front door as this will be the first thing you and your guests will see and therefore give the impression of a cramped space.

Multi-functional furniture

In order to get even more out of your narrow furniture, try and pick multi-functional furniture such as a piece of shoe storage that can also be used as a console table or a bench or a coat hanger with additional storage or a hallway unit which has a variety of uses in one piece. This will help get rid of any clutter and keep the space looking tidy and spacious.

Less is more

Avoid over-filling the space, a narrow rug, a console table with some hallway accessories such as ornaments on or fresh flowers and hanging a mirror is plenty to ensure the space is utilised but not abused. If however, your hall way space is so narrow that you can’t fit furniture in it, hanging a mirror somewhere on the walls will help give the feeling of a larger space.

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