Hallway Design Ideas

North Sydney Heritage Terrace
North Sydney Heritage Terrace
BJB Architects
Photo of a transitional hallway in Sydney with black walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Moore St House
Moore St House
BD Building Design
Inspiration for a large contemporary hallway in Melbourne with white walls and beige floor.
Adams St Alphington
Adams St Alphington
Yarrabank Builders
Inspiration for an industrial hallway in Melbourne.
FRENCH PROVINCIAL CHERRY BROOK
FRENCH PROVINCIAL CHERRY BROOK
Aktreum Building Designers
Inspiration for a transitional hallway in Sydney with white walls, dark hardwood floors and brown floor.
A House for All Seasons
A House for All Seasons
Poly Studio
This is an example of a mid-sized scandinavian hallway in Melbourne with blue walls, carpet and grey floor.
Roseleigh Addition
Roseleigh Addition
DiMase Architects
Photo of a contemporary hallway in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
BOWLER
BOWLER
DAHA
David Chatfield
Contemporary hallway in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Fitzroy House III
Fitzroy House III
The English Tapware Company
A charming amalgamation of art and design, Gertrude Street Residence by Kate Challis Interiors is a refined yet delightfully warm and personable family home. The use of Joseph Giles dark bronze hardware works perfectly with the rich, colourful interiors, the result an utterly dramatic yet welcoming domestic space. Designer: Kate Challis Interiors Photographer: Sharyn Cairns
A Mothers Nest
A Mothers Nest
X-space Architects
Designed by X-Space Architects. Photo by Dion Robeson. X-Space Architects remains proud that this project superseded the client’s expectations whilst remaining within their budget constraints
Marmion Street House
Marmion Street House
Philip Stejskal Architecture
Photo of a beach style hallway in Perth with white walls, concrete floors and grey floor.
Flawless Designer Home in Lilyfield
Flawless Designer Home in Lilyfield
Pilcher Residential
This is an example of a modern hallway in Sydney.
Slate House Northcote
Slate House Northcote
Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)
Photo by Jack Lovel Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary hallway in Melbourne with concrete floors and black floor.
The Good Life House
The Good Life House
MRTN Architects
Midcentury hallway in Melbourne.
PRINCES HILL
PRINCES HILL
Susan Cleveland Design
Photo of a contemporary hallway in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
Bayview - Due Completion December 2020
Bayview - Due Completion December 2020
Bluestone Homes
Inspiration for a contemporary hallway in Sydney with white walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
7C MOSMAN
7C MOSMAN
TDDP architects
Mid-sized transitional hallway in Sydney with grey walls and brown floor.
Custom Hampton Home Build - Wahroonga
Custom Hampton Home Build - Wahroonga
BCD Building Pty Ltd
Transitional hallway in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Torrens Park Residence
Torrens Park Residence
Studio Nine Architects
Photo of an expansive contemporary hallway in Adelaide with white walls and grey floor.
Blairgowrie Beach House
Blairgowrie Beach House
Meraki Creative
Emily Bartlett Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary hallway in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
See your hallway as more than just a corridor to another room. This undervalued area is prime for storage, the display of collectibles, and even more practical uses like a drop zone for boots and umbrellas, or a small library. Whether you have a narrow hallway, a spacious hallway, or an awkward one with a sharp turn, browse the photos on Houzz for clever design ideas, and find your way to an all-new hallway.

How do I add storage to my hallway?


If you have a small home, utilising the hallway as extra storage is a great way to save much-needed space. To avoid narrowing an already small space, don't incorporate full-sized furniture – a hall table, for example, will only make the space feel cramped. Instead, add built-in bookcases, wall-mounted shoe racks, an umbrella stand, or hooks. A simple floating console and shelves are ideal for keeping floor space free of obstacles, too. For more small hallway ideas, browse the Stories section of Houzz.

If you have a wide and spacious hallway, turn the space into a multi-purpose room. Add floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a hallway runner for the cosy allure of a library; or add seating and line the walls with curated art for a spot in which to relax. This will ensure your hallway isn’t just a beautiful space, but a destination, too.

How do I get my hallway decor right?


An entrance hall should set the tone for the rest of the house, so use it to display an item that you love, then build on your home’s decor from there. A vintage chair for putting shoes on; a slim hall table with plenty of drawers for hiding unwanted clutter; or a stand-out mirror might be just the ticket.

Because your hallway is such a small space, you shouldn't go overboard with decor, either. If you want to display a photo collection, group frames in odd numbers (three or five pieces) and vary the heights to add interest. If you like the gallery look but have a dark hallway, consider framed mirrors, which will bring additional light and visual space into the area.

Use shadow boxes and art shelves to display quirky, small accessories, but try to rotate them out occasionally to keep it fresh and interesting. Wall space is key, but don't forget about your ceilings and floors as well. Ceiling lights, chandeliers or wall sconces can act as additional decor, while adding a hallway runner is a quick and easy way to add colour and pattern to a traditionally all-neutral space. Also remember, the most successful hallway designs will always draw the eye to a focal point – ideally at the far end of the room, so as to create the illusion of more space.

If you need help decorating your hallway, consider hiring a Stylist or Interior Designer via our pro directory!

Whether you want inspiration for planning a hallway renovation or are building a designer hallway from scratch, Houzz has 255,869 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including DiMase Architects and Philip Stejskal Architecture. Look through hallway photos in different colours and styles and when you find a hallway design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful hallway ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.