How to Decorate Hallways and Stairs

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When you're decorating your house, don't forget about the front doorway, the hallways and the stairs. Keep these areas looking as spiffy as the rest of the house to give your home a finished and polished look. Follow these tips to decorate hallways and stairs.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


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    Consider your hallways and stairs as important rooms in the house. You want to put as much thought into these areas as you do the rest of the house so you can create a balanced look throughout the house.

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    Decorate your front hallway in an inviting manner since this is the first thing people will see when they enter your house. Place an attractive mat on the floor and keep the area clutter free. Put all shoes and coats in the closet so your entrance way is clear.

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    Add wall decorations to make the hallway look fancy. You can add a painting, wall sconces or candles to the area.

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    Paint the hallways in neutral colors that accent the rooms in your house. Use white or off-white paint on the trim to highlight the colors on the walls.

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    Keep your stairs clutter free with wooden banisters running the length of the stairs. Add a carpet runner down the middle of the stairs to prevent anyone from falling, especially if your stairs are made with shiny material like ceramic or hard wood.

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    Use like colors to brighten your hallways, but don't use white because it shows fingerprints. Add fancy lights to any dark areas to illuminate the hallway.

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    Place a long mirror at the end of the hallway to make the hall look longer than it is. Add a tall plant to one side of the mirror to make the area more attractive.

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