We’ve been in our home for about 10 months now and I’ve come to realise that everything takes TIME. I’m not the most patient person in the world so this has been a bit of a frustrating lesson to learn.
There are so many projects on the go in our home that are still unfinished, not from a lack of wanting to get them done, but more from the fact that maybe they will never be ‘finished’ as I love to change and add things ALL the time. It’s as though I think, right, when I get the hallway runner, the hallway project will be complete. I find a runner I love. Now the thought is, mmmmh……I think I need a small table on the left, against the wall. You get the picture.
So this will now mean that I will be able to finally show you rooms in ‘progress’ and any changes that I add or change instead of waiting for the finished product which will always evolve.
Here is a what our hallway looked like before we moved in and what it currently looks like.
Hallways are mostly dark areas that don’t get a lot of light, as you can see here, it’s not the most inviting way to welcome our guests. We really wanted to brighten up the area and make it a happy hallway.
We painted the wall the same colour as our happy laundry, (church road by Dulux paints) see here for a tutorial on how to paint a feature wall. Then we put up a few framed black & white poster art that we created from our existing photos. Finally, I looked everywhere for a light coloured hallway runner and found the above zig zag runner at Urban Outfitters. As our hallway is really long, I needed to get 2 of them so I’ve layered the runners above each other in the middle.
Chico the cat, made the final styling touches to the photo!
My ‘final’ vision for the hallway? Well, I’m thinking of adding a little hallway table with a footstool underneath and a mirror on the wall. A place to perch and put on our shoes or to drop off our keys etc.
But for now, I LOVE my bright and happy hallway.