8 Hallway Focal Point Ideas That Will Make Traveling From Room to Room More Fun

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Your entrance or hallway is the first thing people see when they enter your abode and if you love statement-making home decor, you'll want to wow with your interior design. Consequently, you'll need a hallway focal point, whether you have a grand space or something a little more humble.

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It's all about enhancing functionality and working with your square footage. Here are some hallway wall decor ideas that will impress you — and your guests — every time.

1. Try out textiles.

A statement runner should be a given in any narrow hallway with wooden floors, but have you thought about popping textiles on your wall space, too? Sara at Emily Henderson Design gave her slightly minimalist space a makeover by hanging a boho-style scarf as a wall tapestry. It draws your eye to the end of the passage and adds contrast to the bright white walls.

2. Release your inner bookworm.

There's nothing more impressive than a family home stacked with well-loved books, right? RIGHT. So if your hallway design is wide enough, why not consider lining the walls with built-in bookcases or shelves to show off your favorite tomes.

Crafting the perfect gallery wall is an incredible way to create a focal point in your hallway. Seriously, could you imagine missing this contemporary design idea in Evie Kemp's hall? Use your artwork to fill the entirety of a wall, and if you've got enough room, add a cute velvet chair and floor lamp.

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4. Go neon.

Want something a little bit extra for your hallway but not interested in a huge chandelier? A neon light could be the perfect answer, and it will work with nearly any style. Lisa Dawson shows us how to do it with this beautiful pink number set above a loveseat with lots of greenery.

5. Reflect light with a mirror.

For slim halls and entryways, a large mirror will bounce around natural light beautifully. Place it above a console table, as interior designer Becki Owens did here, for maximum impact.

6. Paint a feature wall.

A lick of paint can make all the difference when you want a wow-worthy hallway, and you could finish the DIY job in a weekend. Feeling inspired? Take a look at the hall in Sherry of Savvy Apron's home. She painted the back wall in Hale-Navy by Benjamin Moore, adding in a wooden mirror and tray table for a little more depth.

7. Style up your shelves.

If you're feeling slightly over the gallery wall look, picture ledges are a great alternative with a similar effect. These shelves have a thin profile, making them ideal for tight walkways. Plus, they allow more flexibility when it comes to changing your decor. Interior blogger Janelle Trinette opted for high-quality wooden shelving in this hall makeover, adding contrast to the white shiplap walls.

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8. Add more than one light source.

While we might not all be lucky enough to have a passthrough as open and bright as this one from Remedy Design Firm, lighting has the power to really make a hallway. Use it wisely! Long halls need more than one light source, and installing two or three of the same pendant will help create a cohesive look.

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Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.