As we all know, first impressions count, and as we enter the season of entertaining and hosting, now is the time to transform your hallway into a welcoming festive space that your guests will love! Our expert design team have put together some of their favourite Christmas hallway ideas to help you make a seriously stylish entrance and give you all the tools you need to help when you are preparing for Christmas.
The Christmas hallway essentials
To transform your hallway for Christmas, it’s important to get the basics right and just a couple of pieces of furniture can really change the way your hallway flows. A designer console table is an excellent hallway addition at any time of year providing a focal point as well as a surface on which to include lighting, storage and accessories, but at Christmas they are the perfect space to add decorations too. A tray of candles on a console table creates the warmest of welcomes and adds a little festive glow to the space (try battery operated candles for and ambient effect without the risk associated with naked flames) while freestanding decorations are perfect for achieving a super Christmassy feel.
Creating the right lighting scheme is crucial in every room of the house in order to create a harmonious space that is inviting and cosy but, as our hallways give the first impression of your home, it’s even more important to get this right. From welcoming you home after a long day at work to creating a cosy, hygge space, lighting is key and swapping overhead lighting for designer table lamps or designer wall lights can make a huge difference. A warm light coming from a couple of different points in your hall rather than a flood of brighter light from above instantly transforms your hallway and softens the scheme.
03.Christmas hallway decorations
It just wouldn’t feel like the holiday season without decorations and so these are crucial to our Christmas hallway ideas! Garlands of foliage or lighting are perfect for hallways, especially when you have a stairway in your hall. Try winding faux Nordic fir garlands or eucalyptus around the bannister, door frames or twining it along the console table for an instant boost of festive style. Incorporate fairy lights with your foliage for a little festive twinkle.
For larger hallways, why not go the whole hog with a second Christmas tree, this year the Houseologists love branch style trees that add a cool, contemporary feel. Alternatively, stick with tradition and decorate your second tree with a different palette from your main tree for a stylish sense of seasonal contrast. We can’t get enough of metallic decorations this year and copper, gold or silver combined with mercury speckled glass decorations and candlelight are the perfect recipe for a super cosy Christmas hallway idea.
For the ultimate warm welcome, take inspiration from the Houseology Chic look. Natural materials and a neutral palette give this look a stylish simplicity that is relaxed and inviting, making guests feel immediately at ease. Organic materials such as foliage, pinecones and raw timber are layered to create a look with depth and visual weight. For additional warmth, incorporate a rich designer rug into your Christmas hallway for a cosy texture underfoot.
The Houseology Luxe Christmas scheme is the ultimate festive look for those planning some stylish entertaining over the holiday season. The look’s glamorous metallics, simple palette and contemporary shapes translate perfectly for Christmas hallways, transforming the space into a luxurious setting that will ensure everyone can make an entrance. Console tables and lighting with metallic accents are the perfect foundation while candle and tea light holders add a touch of essential Christmas glamour.
The Houseology Urban scheme combines industrial materials such as concrete with more luxurious finishes such as brass, marble and hide so that the scheme is balanced and inviting while maintaining a cool, contemporary vibe. Furnishings with clean lines and simple, modern finishes are key to the Urban look and this is warmed for Christmas with chunky brass candle sticks and sculptural decorations. We’re incorporating a branch Christmas tree to add a touch of nature to this city-inspired scheme.