Transitional Spaces

When we refer to hallways, we mean all of those tricky transitional spaces, from grand foyers to bijou entrance ways to narrow corridors, that connect one part of the home to another. In other words, the unnoticed areas that can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to interior design. We, however, think that hallways have a lot of potential and deserve as much consideration you would give to a bedroom or living space. So, here are a few things we like to consider when designing awkward in-between spaces…

The layout will depend on the size and shape of your space, of course, but a symmetrical arrangement will always feel elegant, and if your space is lacking natural light, incorporate wall, table or floor lamps to make sure it never feels gloomy. Use mirrors to enhance both natural and artificial light and if you have room, think about introducing an architectural plant or a key piece of furniture.


This could be a narrow console table positioned against the wall – opt for one with drawers if you need somewhere to store mail, keys, etc, and accessorise the surface with favourite objects, a table lamp and statement vase with a floral display. 

Adding a pouf to a console, either tucked underneath or nearby, will also greatly increase its practical uses. Alternatively, if your space is vast, a centrally placed circular pedestal table can add real wow-factor – even more so when coupled with a low-slung pendant light. If storage is a priority, a bookcase or sideboard could be a wise investment, while an armchair or chaise-longue style bench invites you to sit and occupy the space for a while.

Last but not least, add an appropriately sized rug to soften the space and introduce an element of luxurious texture underfoot, while artworks are a smart way to add personality without adding too much visual clutter.