Love at first sight: Hallways {Guest Post}

Hello lovelies! I have my hands full with baking and other bits and bobs this weekend so Jenn from Arcadian Lighting has kindly written an informative and inspirational guest post on hallways/foyers for us. Enjoy!


A hallway sets the tone for the entire house – it is the first and last area of the home that a visitor will see, and this is why designing a stunning entrance is so important. Beautiful patterns/colours, a unique design, and great lighting will make all the difference in creating a gorgeous entrance to fall in love with. Here is a selection of hallways in different styles to inspire.

Give the space a focal point

The wood floors, double doors and rounded white staircase are beautiful, but it is the glass-topped table with the pretty patterned tablecloth that steals the show.


Delicate details

The architectural detailing seen here is what really makes this hallway striking, particularly the texture on the walls and the juxtaposition of the rich wood against the crisp white accents.


A touch of nature

Sticking to a theme helps to create an elegant entryway, as evidenced here with an antler-inspired ceiling light, organic touches such as the framed branches and potted plants, as well as the neutral colour palette.


Top it off

Wallpaper is a sophisticated design option, and it looks even more dramatic when applied to the top of the wall and even the ceiling, like in this entranceway. The large ceiling light is a great touch.


For the busy household

This family-friendly foyer is gorgeous for a number of reasons, from the chalkboard wall to the slate-grey floors to the modern ruffled ceiling light.


Warmth of the east

An entrance with a vivid Asian-inspired pattern, such as the cherry blossom wallpaper here, envelopes the room in warm inviting tones.


Elegantly busy

A hallway for a family looks stylish outfitted in warm cream colours and is much more personalised with numbered baskets so that each person knows where to store their things.


Reflecting on design

Reflective materials come together beautifully in an entryway, like oversized mirrors and clear furniture – it also helps the space appear larger and flows seamlessly with the rest of the house.

Have you fallen in love with one of these?

Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8


Thank you Jenn for this fabulous post! Be sure to check out Arcadian Lighting’s blog for more lovely ideas and inspiration.

Coming up later in the week is a gorgeous giveaway you won’t want to miss… so stay tuned!!




Filed under Design, Hallways & stairs

13 responses to “Love at first sight: Hallways {Guest Post}

  1. I am loving the wallpaper on the ceiling idea! xo

  2. Oh how nice of Jenn! Loved the busy household picture…and the Asian inspired design.But absolutely lovely picks! Thank you for sharing!

  3. wow! seriously swooning, jenn and meera.

    my entry def needs that tablecloth with the unique print and painted paneling! i have not given that area of our home the attention it deserves, and these images prove it’s worth the effort.



  4. Very true – A hallway gives a peek a boo of what is inside :-). I love the second last one , that’s my style!

  5. Good morning, Meera!

    So wonderful to hear from you!

    Great guest post. I really enjoyed it!

    Wishing you a very blessed week!


    Luciane a

  6. Oh my gosh.. This is a stunning post!! Lovely!! πŸ™‚

  7. So hard to choose a favorite – I’m so glad I don’t have to! Love the baskets and the worn staircase πŸ™‚ XoL

  8. Lovely images Jenn! And yes indeed the foyer/entrance really sets the tone for the rest of the house. I wouldn’t mind that first room at my own house! So fresh!

    Hugs to you both!


  9. swooning! the images are incredible. Meera, thanks so much for your messages. biggest hugs

  10. The final image is my favorite! The gorgeous lucite console definitely caught my attention. Beautiful collection of images!

    Thanks for all the lovely comments, Meera. πŸ™‚

    Have a great week!


  11. Oh wow, the 4th image is my favourite, glam-a-rama!! Great guest post, alas, I only wish my entrance hallway was bigger so I could take some of the suggestions into my own home!

    And Meera, I hope you are intending to share your baking with the rest of us? πŸ˜‰


    PS The Arighi Bianchi post is now live finally! πŸ˜‰ x

  12. I adore the fresh, crisp look of the first entrance…makes me long to see more!!

  13. My fav’s the antler pendant & the coral frame!

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