Creative Hallway Ideas to Make a ‘Lasting’ First Impression
Ah, the hallway. It’s the first space in your home that anyone sees, yet it’s often overlooked and under-decorated. But fear not! With a few creative ideas, some vintage furniture and decorative pieces, you can transform your hallway into a welcoming haven. In this article, we’ll explore some unique and fun vintage hallway ideas that will make a great first impression. Plus, we’ll throw in some recommendations of fantastic pieces from Hunt Vintage that you can use to make your hallway one-of-a-kind.
Vintage Console Tables
A space to display your personality! Console tables are a staple of any hallway, and with the right vintage one you’ll be adding character and interest to the space as well. Not only do they look great, but they also provide a practical surface for displaying decorative items. A vintage console table can be as unique and varied as the person who chooses it. From a rustic, wooden farmhouse table to an elegant Art Deco console, you can make a statement with a console table that reflects your personal style. We’ve got a fantastic range of vintage console tables available at present, including this classic Ercol console table from the 1960s (boasting heaps of charm with lots of practicality, it’s a dream hallway piece!).
Reflecting your style! Mirrors are a fantastic addition to the hallway, not only do they reflect light and create the illusion of space, but they add so much depth. It’s important to remember that vintage mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, from small, intricate gilt-framed mirrors to large, full-length ones that lean against the wall. Adding a vintage mirror to your hallway can make a real impact, hence why we’ve put them so highly at number two on our creative hallway ideas list. If you’re keen to start browsing for a new mirror, then take a look at some of our latest vintage mirror finds, including a stunning, oversized Victorian gilt-framed mirror that will be sure to impress your guests.
With this idea, we’re adding warmth and colour! A vintage rug can transform your hallway from a plain space to a warm and welcoming one. Choose a rug with a bold pattern or a vibrant colour to make a statement. Not only do rugs add some warmth and homeliness to a space, but they also help to absorb sound, making your hallway a cosier place too. Don’t be afraid to experiment here.
Vintage Coat Racks
Practical and Stylish! Coat racks are a must-have in any hallway, but they can also be stylish and unique. Vintage coat racks add character and charm to the space while providing a practical place to hang coats, hats, and scarves. You can choose from a range of styles, from sleek and modern to rustic and industrial. A rare example of one you might want to consider is this rare and stylish Art Deco Wrought Iron Coat Rack Mirror originally designed by Paul Kiss. An Art Deco mirror and coat rack all-in-one.
Now we’re showcasing some personality! Wall art is an excellent way to express your personality and individual style. Vintage wall art adds a unique and instant impact to your hallway, and you can choose from a range of styles, from vintage advertising posters to original paintings. Adding vintage wall art to your hallway is a fantastic way to create a welcoming and inviting entrance to your home. Hunt Vintage has a range of vintage wall art. Take a look at our latest art pieces here.
Bonus Tip: Lighting Matters! Don’t forget about lighting when it comes to creating a warm and welcoming hallway. Vintage light fixtures can add an extra layer of charm to your space. Consider adding a vintage chandelier, such as this 1960s AV Mazzega Murano Glass Leaf Chandelier featured above, or a unique pendant light to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your hallway.
Your hallway doesn’t have to be a boring and neglected space. With some creative ideas, vintage furniture and decorative pieces, you can transform it into a space you and your guests love stepping into. From vintage console tables, stunning vintage mirrors, beautiful vintage rugs and interesting vintage wall art to unique vintage lighting, there are endless possibilities for making your hallway a one-of-a-kind space. It’s time to start creating your hallway haven today!