There are numerous condominiums for sale in Quezon City. Of course, since it is a condominium, the hallway will be quite small. So how do you decorate that narrow strip of space? Here are some ideas for decorating your small foyer.
Let You Reflection Show
Placing a mirror in the hallway is not just for vanity’s sake. Actually, it is a practical idea because it can help create the illusion of space in a small area. Get big mirrors, the ones that cover the whole wall. But if you’re not comfortable with big mirrors covering your hallway, go for something with a reflective surface like a glass table because just having something with a glass or mirror surface can magnify natural or artificial light, thus making the room seem bigger.
Take a seat
Sometimes you just need a place to sit as you lace up your shoes or additional seating when you have a small get together in your home. Don’t go with a big lounge chair; instead, why not a slim, narrow bench with space underneath for your shoes? It not only serves as a seating option but if you add a couple of boxes underneath, it can also serve as an additional storage area.
Hook It Up
People often underestimate the power of a hook. Believe it or not, it can be a great addition to your hallway. Sometimes jackets and hats are just too bulky to store inside your closet so why not hang them on the hooks you’ve placed in your hallway? Not only would you save space in your closet, you’ll also maximize your hallway as well. And when it’s not in use, these pieces add character to your home.
Color It Bright
Since you already have a small hallway, don’t go for dark, brooding colors because this will only make your hallway look even smaller. Choose cold hues instead like grey, beige, sky blue or gainsboro grey because they give the illusion of a larger space. If you’d like to give the appearance of a wider hallway, paint the long hallway wall a light color then paint the far wall a bright color.
If you love music, why not use your hallway as your own music room? You can put a piano in the hallway or hang your guitar on a wall peg. Now you not only get to have a mini-music room but you’ll have a place to show off your love for music as well!
Are you a bookworm with an insatiable thirst for literature? Then the hallway is your ideal storage space for books! Make use of narrow bookshelves for your hallway. This way, you’ll feel like you have your own library in your home.
Store and Fix It!
Because you’re living in such a small space you would want to use every single bit of space you can, and that includes your foyer. Add a console table with multiple drawers near your front door to store your little items. You can also place your keys and wallet there so that it would be easier not to forget them when you go out. Go for overhead storage and place floating shelves with wicker baskets to store your bigger things.
Decorating and maximizing small living space can be quite a challenge but once you learn how to do it, everything else will be a breeze.