Friday, April 11, 2014

Decorating ideas for transition spaces

Homeowners typically don’t pay much attention to the design and decoration of transition spaces. These may be your hallways or awkward spaces at the entryway and stair landings. Stylish rooms can feel disconnected from long stretches of plain hallway space and in between areas. Create a cohesive look throughout by decorating your home’s transition spaces too. Here's how...

Boost the function potential of transition spaces by adding key storage options.

Appealing vignette

For entryways and central areas, opt for a stylish vignette. Flush a slim console table against the wall and decorate the tabletop and wall with accessories. For entryways in particular, this can serve as the foyer. You may also boost the function potential of the space by adding key storage options. Choose a console table with drawers. Place a bowl or tray on the tabletop to hold keys or other items.

A wall-mounted mirror can give the illusion of space, while a vibrant piece of artwork can add personality. Choose pieces that resonate with you to create an entryway space full of character. 

Hall of pictures

A long expanse of hallway can be difficult to design. Without much floor space, you’re only left with the walls to use as your canvas. One good decorating option for a long hallway is creating an arrangement of wall-hung pictures. A personal collection of family photos can make your house feel like home, while an arrangement of different art pieces can spell a stylish vibe. You may also arrange these in a streamlined grid-like pattern or in a random layout for asymmetrical interest. 

Floor interest

Break up long hallways by adding interesting articles on the floors. A long rug can add visual impact and texture underfoot. Opt for colors and designs that go with your overarching home motif. For a more permanent point of interest, you co play with different flooring materials to create an appealing pattern. 

Natural additions

Corner spaces tend to look dead and empty. Add cheer to these dark corners with a pot or planter of greens. Be sure to choose durable indoor plants that can withstand limited light. Alternatively, you could use tall vases with interesting patterns.


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