Fact: Wallpaper is the best way to transform a space. This is especially in small areas like narrow corridors and hallways, where usable space is precious and décor is limited to the walls. Read on for twenty five wallpapered hallways to see how its done. From edgy and modern to traditional and quirky hallway wallpaper ideas, these stylish interiors prove transitional walkways can be just as grand as a formal living room.
Designer decorated this entire home around a color that honored her 99-year-old grandmother: Hot pink. It brought a palpable rush of energy and personality to the home, which was also packed with antiques and family heirlooms. We love the lighthearted air of the pink painted desk and baby blue wallpaper in this hallway, otherwise adorned in darker, antique decor.
In this Victorian beach house in Rhode Island, interior designer was tasked with giving the 1820s home a "mad old aunt" aesthetic with a modern twist. The hand-painted, agate-like wallcovering by . bring dimension to the hallway and make the pair of 19th-century lithographs of etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi look cool and edgy.
"This house already had charm and great bones, with period features including the stunning original tiles in the entrance hall," note Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of design firm . The homeowners wanted to decorate the space to make feel like it'd been lived in for decades, but with a freshness modern take. This cloud-print, pale mint-hued wallpaper epitomizes that light, fresh feel.
For an an even fuller feel in the hallway, consider upholstering your walls instead of covering them in a canvas or paper. upholstered this hallway with a thin red and white striped print that asserts a polished French flair.
A graphic wallpaper adds so much dimension to a room, even if it's just two dimensional decor, as you can see in this hallway designed by We love how this mesmerizing gray cube wallpaper draws upon the the shapes of the herringbone floors and painted wall peeking through the door to the dining room.
Bring a floral hallway wallpaper to life with fresh blooms or tall cherry blossom branches. This is perfect to the entryway, where flowers will set the tone for the rest of your home. Designer describes this space as a segue from the outdoors, "almost as if you are walking through a secret garden." The gold accents and purple accent add a nice punch.
"I love to use wallpapers in mundane spaces," says designer . "Hallways, pantries, powder rooms all become moments of joy and funkiness. Areas of transition can be you enjoy spending time in." This ombre print by Calico Wallpaper boasts a calming, modern, and unique appeal, the transition from deep purple to pale peach mimicking the purpose of the space itself.
This -designed space proves that monochrome interiors don't have to be moody nor boring. The hallway corner becomes both stylish and functional thanks to a modest reading corner and watercolor-inspired wallpaper.
"As the house evolves with us, it has been through many stages, acting not only as a home, but as a backdrop for our work as designers," say 's Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead. "Its previous owners clearly had a passion for interiors as it had pink walls throughout," they add. The gorgeous blue carpet is a bold and modern play on classic design motifs. This, along with the baby pink walls, baby blue accent chair, and modern lighting are all it takes to set the tone of the home.
Here's another entryway moment that makes a strong case for graphic, eye-catching prints. And while it may look like a wallcovering at first glance, it's actually a hand-painted masterpiece by the homeowner and interior designer Devin Kirk. "It took me more than 100 years," he quips. "I started at the top and worked my way around, using linoleum blocks to mark the design, which I then filled in with a paint brush." Why the DIY? "I had been looking for a special, bold wallpaper, and couldn't find any I loved."
More traditional wallpaper patterns look incredible when paired with offbeat and unexpected architecturally modern furniture and decor pieces. Designed this way, "even a classic like de Gournay doesn't take itself too seriously," says designer . The House of Hackney pink wallpaper in this hallway designed by is brimming with fun and style.
Interior design mixes far-out '70s style, traditional schemes, and contemporary splashes in her home just outside Atlanta. We get a taste of the trippy patterns to come from this gold large-scale printed wallpaper in the entry.
We're only in the entryway of this home designed by 2LG Studio and we're already getting a strong sense of the theme: flower power, confident use of color, and plenty of light pouring through.
In this Manhattan family home, New York designer B created an entryway with a purpose. "I always feel an entry should be assertive, not restrained," he shares. The circle motif extends beyond the fun blue wallpaper, speaking to the rounded console, antique vases, curved mirror, and blue archways accentuated with a high-gloss trim.
You don't need to have a huge canvas in the foyer to pack a lot of punch. In fact, small spaces are the perfect place to experiment with a bold wallpaper (and they're more affordable to cover since they're less surface area to cover). In this one designed by , the ombré wallpaper makes the arch pop.
The hallways in this Pacific Heights townhouse, decorated by San Francisco-based designer Catherine Kwong, feel polished and elegant with an underlying spirit of fun that shines through in the patterns. They took inspiration from the homeowner's print-rich wardrobe as well the look books of her favorite fashion designers, from Dior to Erdem.
What wallpaper roundup is complete without a palm print? In 's 1940s Palm Beach bungalow, the foyer got a major refresh. The lush, leafy wallpaper from Hilson "feels like you're being engulfed by the jungle," Lane tells us. The navy front door and rattan lanterns also speak to the tropical setting, while the rose gold pendant adds a sleek angle.
Designer found inspiration in classic Parisian apartments for this New Orleans loft space. The Louis XV-style painted bench upholstered in a nice plaid print plays into the color scheme of rich caramels and chocolate brown punctuated by an electric shade of blue. It's a lovely blend of upbeat whimsy and regal, traditional design.
Why wallpaper the walls when you can make an even bigger statement on the ceiling? The element of surprise makes it all the more stylish. We love how interior designer used a whimsical print on the hallway ceiling in this family home to ensure that it doesn't feel stuffy.
Interior designer gave her Palm Beach pied-à-terre a major upgrade with Brunchwig & Fils's iconic Les Touches pattern. We love how this little corner asserts a sense of place with the vivacious punch of orange, which contrasts nicely with the black, white, and blue details. Now this is how you make a hallway pop.
Every nook and cranny in this Manhattan apartment designed by is beautifully decorated, including the awkward hallway corners and stairwells. "In New York City, space is limited, and every spot's needs are so specific," she says. And wallpaper is a transformative decor solution since it doesn't take up any valuable space but injects loads of personal style.
A hallway that doesn't get much traction is the perfect place to explore wild prints and bold colors. If you're pretty much the only person who walks through it, why not cover the walls in something wild that you love? We're digging the lipstick print wallpaper in this space designed by Philip Thomas.
Color stretches all the up to the rafters in every room of this home designed by . "The goal was a traditional country home with eccentricities a modern ben," they say. The wallpaper in the entrance hallway is the perfect transition from the calm garden oasis outside to the colorful, formal, and quirky living room.
The splatter paint-inspired wallpaper against the old stained glass wooden door gives this foyer a 21st century spin. "We wanted to maintain the strong heritage of the architecture, whilst bringing it up to date with our new take," of 2LG Studio.
Covered in a geometric blue wallpaper from floor to ceiling, this hallway designed by John Fondas packs fun into every single corner. If you look closely, you'll see flecks of orange in this hallway wallpaper and the little shapes are made up of illustrated bamboo, speaking tot he other materials and colors throughout the space.