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HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

Thought we should talk about hallways to kick today off. Always, repeat always the most neglected rooms in the house in my opinion and yet they set the tone and should of course be as beautiful as any other room. I guess because they are such transitional areas where we always rush through we don’t really have time to think about them. To transform and add the wow factor is pretty easy though. In a small space you can afford to push boundaries and take risks so of course I am going to recommend you play with wallpaper or paint. Colour is the easiest thing you can do to take your space from drab to fab.

In my hallway I of course, but as I’m always emphasising colour is so personal, so this isn’t right for everyone. How about burnt orange, teals, pinks or hazard yellow, anyone? Rooms heavily punctuated with bold shots leap out at you, and ooze confidence! You need to believe in yourself to start dabbling with brights. But, trust me, any room can take bold gestures and a few shots of vivid. Even better if that room happens to be small because bold hues automatically make tiny spaces feel cooler and edgier than they really are. Clever that! It’s a trick I use all the time. Bright hues distract the eye, so rather than noticing the size of a room, you only focus on how stylish it feels. If you want to break out an unexpected colour palette, the hallway is the place to do it.

I would like to challenge you to think about these spaces differently and decorate them as you would your living room. I can almost bet you have some intoxicating, colourful artwork or accessories in your living room, so why not here? Enjoy the slideshow pics to add a jolt of colour to your day.

Who knows, it might even inspire you to turn your entryway into a space filled with colour, or just to be more daring in general. The bolder the better, I say! Let’s all follow in and make our decorating mantra for 2016: “Be more adventurous.” Personally I’m busting out new shades , the coolest textures I’ve ever found, and rapidly developing a camo obsession. I’ll give you guys the full low-down on how that’s going later. Happy Thursday everyone.

Abigail I love your style and have been working at redoing my living room for the cozy, relaxing space that I had envisioned for my family. I think my sectional may be too big for the space and am now uncertain of what to do to finish the space and pull it all together. I have to keep the sectional as well, my other half would not want me to lose a ton of money on it and I cannot blame him for that. My room is cozy but does not have built ins on the side of the fireplace. It is a grey couch with grey walls. Love blue accents and trying to add some and some light and some furniture at sides of fireplace but it is flat so not sure if that will look right. Any of your cool suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I am completely stumped!

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

I would add oodles of texture on the sections think fluffy cushions, softly woven cushions, rugs if you have wooden or vinyl flooring. Some tall verticals like a floor lamp, art on the walls, baskets for mags, a low hanging pendant, a mirror to expand horizons and a few shots of gold. Bam!

Hi, I am in the process of decorating the downstairs and we removed the doors from the hallway to the dining room/sitting room .. The sitting room has been done in downpipe with a black and silver damask wall which I love and have put vignettes on side tables I have customised with large palms and ornate table lamps around the room and a huge stag head I customised to suit.. The ding room will be down pipe as there is no diving wall now… But just finishing the hallway and went for F&B Hague Blue.. It’s really dark but the doors walls and stairs are all getting the treatment with a dark wood blind at the window.. When visited by some family.. There was mixed reactions.. Like that’s brave.. I think it will look amazing when all the art on the walls “pops”.. There are some pics on atmine and more to follow … Thank you all for your ideas and feedback ??

It will look totally amazing, like you said you just need some art, maybe the odd mirror and some lamps and wham bam – beautiful!

i’m loving a bit of green at the moment. Mercer Green – with a bit of black or brown in a hallway – a killer combo ????

Just finished my hallway too. I’d found the fourth pic in your post, the aubergine with checkerboard tiles, a year ago and loved it .

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

It now sports ‘modern Moroccan’ dusky pink tiles from Emery & Cie with a big hit of plummy aubergine on the walls. As it’s a typically thin, high-ceilinged period hallway, I squeezed in 3 oversized dark pink paper globe shades for a bit of bonkers scale. But yes, I also need more side/wall lights!

Sounds cool! Moroccan style is fab and I love Emery et Cie tiles too, they’re too die for.

Oh these are all beautiful. We are in the process of thinking about what do with our hallway. In fact I blogged about it earlier in the week. I agree with you that it is such an important space and one that is often overlooked! I love the sunken shelves in the hallway in one of your pictures ????

I’ve actually DONE IT. My hallway, landing, staircase, ceilings and walls are ALL Mulberry. Mixed reactions from visitors and need to add massively to my lighting, however Sparky booked for Monday and huge light waiting to be connected so the head torches can go. I’m now smug in the knowledge that I’m the coolest kid on the block. It’s true a dark backdrop really makes your artwork ‘pop’, I do however need to get two blinds and my struggle is what colour they should be to compliment the mulberry – any suggestions would be fabulous! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Yay big huge congrats welcome to the dark side! I’ve got white blinds in my hallway which I really like against the mulberry but anything will work, pale grey, deep grey its pretty much up to you.

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

Abigail I follow you avidly and hang on your every cowboy-kicking cool word on design matters but I’m confused. Please help! I’ve been reining in on my colour palette throughout my house as you suggest but this post suggests we do the opposite. I’m about to decorate my hallway funnily enough. It has four rooms leading off it and the doors are always open. The four rooms are painted Madison, Downpipe,

Off Black and Purbeck Stone. The study which is downpipe has a few red and green accents with a touch of teal . What colour do I paint my hallway??. I’m really struggling with this. I’ve included a link showing my downpipe study looking into the hall as it is now.

Hi Kate – I always want a flow from room to room, so I plump for colours in the same sort of scheme. They don’t have to be similar colours though . It’s more that they feel comfortable together, so I’d personally never go for a sludgy colour next to a neon or pastel. Soft grey/greens would be great with your darks, or maybe even a mid-tone like Mole. Or you could go for contrast and pick up on the green undertones with a really vivid green like Mercer or Wooster! They’ll all play well together. Colour is so personal, so I’d say slap up some big swatches and see how you feel.

As always, thank you sooo much for taking the time and trouble to respond. I shall take a look at the colours you suggest. I’m loving the idea of mercer already. X

I have no hallway,,you walk straight into my living room,,stairs straight ahead of you

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

I do thing they look so dramatic,,but once again you have to work with furniture and fittings

I would love to be able to have a deep grey velvet sofa,,and then add soft sludgy plum,,

Hi Abigail, great post. I’m thinking of going dark in my tiny hallway – a very narrow corridor with 3 doors off it, poor natural light. Looking at F&B’s Tanner’s Brown to create a nice deep sludge. Have you used this colour in your schemes before? I know Downpipe is a favourite, but it’s looking a little cold in my space..

Tanners Brown and I have always had a bit of a difficult relationship not quite sure why. Love it on the swatch card but can’t make it work in any of my spaces. If you love it go for it, I adore brown paint I’ve just never quite found the perfect shade but it so depends on the light, the orientation of the property and so forth so I would swatch a big surface.

Hi Alexandra, I hope you don’t mind me chipping in but I’ve just used f&bs ‘mahogany’ over Tanners Brown as it is warmer and richer and has undertones of damson in different lighting. I love it and can totally recommend it. If you want the perfect sludgy grey/greeny/brown though, take a look at Abigails Madison Grey which I have in my very long and low kitchen with not much natural light. It’s awesome. ????

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

You are so right about hallways. They are the last place to be thought of . Your post is motivating me to think about what I can do to make it more of a representation of my household.

I must say, your home is incredible!! The images I saw of it are jaw dropping. The moment I saw them I had to follow your blog. I enjoy it very much!

Wow, I was so glad that I found your site today! Beautiful and inspiring! Love, Riikka from Finland

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HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Thought we should talk about hallways to kick today off. Always, repeat always the most neglected rooms in the house in my opinion and yet they set the tone and should of course be as beautiful as any other room. I guess because they are such transitional areas where we always rush through we don’t really have time to think about them. To transform and add the wow factor is pretty easy though. In a small space you can afford to push boundaries and take risks so of course I am going to recommend you play with wallpaper or paint. Colour is the easiest thing you can do to take your space from drab to fab.

In my hallway I of course, but as I’m always emphasising colour is so personal, so this isn’t right for everyone. How about burnt orange, teals, pinks or hazard yellow, anyone? Rooms heavily punctuated with bold shots leap out at you, and ooze confidence! You need to believe in yourself to start dabbling with brights. But, trust me, any room can take bold gestures and a few shots of vivid. Even better if that room happens to be small because bold hues automatically make tiny spaces feel cooler and edgier than they really are. Clever that! It’s a trick I use all the time. Bright hues distract the eye, so rather than noticing the size of a room, you only focus on how stylish it feels. If you want to break out an unexpected colour palette, the hallway is the place to do it.

I would like to challenge you to think about these spaces differently and decorate them as you would your living room. I can almost bet you have some intoxicating, colourful artwork or accessories in your living room, so why not here? Enjoy the slideshow pics to add a jolt of colour to your day.

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

Who knows, it might even inspire you to turn your entryway into a space filled with colour, or just to be more daring in general. The bolder the better, I say! Let’s all follow in and make our decorating mantra for 2016: “Be more adventurous.” Personally I’m busting out new shades , the coolest textures I’ve ever found, and rapidly developing a camo obsession. I’ll give you guys the full low-down on how that’s going later. Happy Thursday everyone.

Abigail I love your style and have been working at redoing my living room for the cozy, relaxing space that I had envisioned for my family. I think my sectional may be too big for the space and am now uncertain of what to do to finish the space and pull it all together. I have to keep the sectional as well, my other half would not want me to lose a ton of money on it and I cannot blame him for that. My room is cozy but does not have built ins on the side of the fireplace. It is a grey couch with grey walls. Love blue accents and trying to add some and some light and some furniture at sides of fireplace but it is flat so not sure if that will look right. Any of your cool suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I am completely stumped!

I would add oodles of texture on the sections think fluffy cushions, softly woven cushions, rugs if you have wooden or vinyl flooring. Some tall verticals like a floor lamp, art on the walls, baskets for mags, a low hanging pendant, a mirror to expand horizons and a few shots of gold. Bam!

Hi, I am in the process of decorating the downstairs and we removed the doors from the hallway to the dining room/sitting room .. The sitting room has been done in downpipe with a black and silver damask wall which I love and have put vignettes on side tables I have customised with large palms and ornate table lamps around the room and a huge stag head I customised to suit.. The ding room will be down pipe as there is no diving wall now… But just finishing the hallway and went for F&B Hague Blue.. It’s really dark but the doors walls and stairs are all getting the treatment with a dark wood blind at the window.. When visited by some family.. There was mixed reactions.. Like that’s brave.. I think it will look amazing when all the art on the walls “pops”.. There are some pics on atmine and more to follow … Thank you all for your ideas and feedback ??

It will look totally amazing, like you said you just need some art, maybe the odd mirror and some lamps and wham bam – beautiful!

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

i’m loving a bit of green at the moment. Mercer Green – with a bit of black or brown in a hallway – a killer combo ????

Just finished my hallway too. I’d found the fourth pic in your post, the aubergine with checkerboard tiles, a year ago and loved it .

It now sports ‘modern Moroccan’ dusky pink tiles from Emery & Cie with a big hit of plummy aubergine on the walls. As it’s a typically thin, high-ceilinged period hallway, I squeezed in 3 oversized dark pink paper globe shades for a bit of bonkers scale. But yes, I also need more side/wall lights!

Sounds cool! Moroccan style is fab and I love Emery et Cie tiles too, they’re too die for.

Oh these are all beautiful. We are in the process of thinking about what do with our hallway. In fact I blogged about it earlier in the week. I agree with you that it is such an important space and one that is often overlooked! I love the sunken shelves in the hallway in one of your pictures ????

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

I’ve actually DONE IT. My hallway, landing, staircase, ceilings and walls are ALL Mulberry. Mixed reactions from visitors and need to add massively to my lighting, however Sparky booked for Monday and huge light waiting to be connected so the head torches can go. I’m now smug in the knowledge that I’m the coolest kid on the block. It’s true a dark backdrop really makes your artwork ‘pop’, I do however need to get two blinds and my struggle is what colour they should be to compliment the mulberry – any suggestions would be fabulous! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Yay big huge congrats welcome to the dark side! I’ve got white blinds in my hallway which I really like against the mulberry but anything will work, pale grey, deep grey its pretty much up to you.

Abigail I follow you avidly and hang on your every cowboy-kicking cool word on design matters but I’m confused. Please help! I’ve been reining in on my colour palette throughout my house as you suggest but this post suggests we do the opposite. I’m about to decorate my hallway funnily enough. It has four rooms leading off it and the doors are always open. The four rooms are painted Madison, Downpipe,

Off Black and Purbeck Stone. The study which is downpipe has a few red and green accents with a touch of teal . What colour do I paint my hallway??. I’m really struggling with this. I’ve included a link showing my downpipe study looking into the hall as it is now.

Hi Kate – I always want a flow from room to room, so I plump for colours in the same sort of scheme. They don’t have to be similar colours though . It’s more that they feel comfortable together, so I’d personally never go for a sludgy colour next to a neon or pastel. Soft grey/greens would be great with your darks, or maybe even a mid-tone like Mole. Or you could go for contrast and pick up on the green undertones with a really vivid green like Mercer or Wooster! They’ll all play well together. Colour is so personal, so I’d say slap up some big swatches and see how you feel.

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

As always, thank you sooo much for taking the time and trouble to respond. I shall take a look at the colours you suggest. I’m loving the idea of mercer already. X

I have no hallway,,you walk straight into my living room,,stairs straight ahead of you

I do thing they look so dramatic,,but once again you have to work with furniture and fittings

I would love to be able to have a deep grey velvet sofa,,and then add soft sludgy plum,,

Hi Abigail, great post. I’m thinking of going dark in my tiny hallway – a very narrow corridor with 3 doors off it, poor natural light. Looking at F&B’s Tanner’s Brown to create a nice deep sludge. Have you used this colour in your schemes before? I know Downpipe is a favourite, but it’s looking a little cold in my space..

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

Tanners Brown and I have always had a bit of a difficult relationship not quite sure why. Love it on the swatch card but can’t make it work in any of my spaces. If you love it go for it, I adore brown paint I’ve just never quite found the perfect shade but it so depends on the light, the orientation of the property and so forth so I would swatch a big surface.

Hi Alexandra, I hope you don’t mind me chipping in but I’ve just used f&bs ‘mahogany’ over Tanners Brown as it is warmer and richer and has undertones of damson in different lighting. I love it and can totally recommend it. If you want the perfect sludgy grey/greeny/brown though, take a look at Abigails Madison Grey which I have in my very long and low kitchen with not much natural light. It’s awesome. ????

You are so right about hallways. They are the last place to be thought of . Your post is motivating me to think about what I can do to make it more of a representation of my household.

I must say, your home is incredible!! The images I saw of it are jaw dropping. The moment I saw them I had to follow your blog. I enjoy it very much!

Wow, I was so glad that I found your site today! Beautiful and inspiring! Love, Riikka from Finland

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

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We’re obsessed with interiors. We push the boundaries to totally reinvent spaces, and to inspire you to create a home you’ll never want to leave.

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Thought we should talk about hallways to kick today off. Always, repeat always the most neglected rooms in the house in my opinion and yet they set the tone and should of course be as beautiful as any other room. I guess because they are such transitional areas where we always rush through we don’t really have time to think about them. To transform and add the wow factor is pretty easy though. In a small space you can afford to push boundaries and take risks so of course I am going to recommend you play with wallpaper or paint. Colour is the easiest thing you can do to take your space from drab to fab.

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

In my hallway I of course, but as I’m always emphasising colour is so personal, so this isn’t right for everyone. How about burnt orange, teals, pinks or hazard yellow, anyone? Rooms heavily punctuated with bold shots leap out at you, and ooze confidence! You need to believe in yourself to start dabbling with brights. But, trust me, any room can take bold gestures and a few shots of vivid. Even better if that room happens to be small because bold hues automatically make tiny spaces feel cooler and edgier than they really are. Clever that! It’s a trick I use all the time. Bright hues distract the eye, so rather than noticing the size of a room, you only focus on how stylish it feels. If you want to break out an unexpected colour palette, the hallway is the place to do it.

I would like to challenge you to think about these spaces differently and decorate them as you would your living room. I can almost bet you have some intoxicating, colourful artwork or accessories in your living room, so why not here? Enjoy the slideshow pics to add a jolt of colour to your day.

Who knows, it might even inspire you to turn your entryway into a space filled with colour, or just to be more daring in general. The bolder the better, I say! Let’s all follow in and make our decorating mantra for 2016: “Be more adventurous.” Personally I’m busting out new shades , the coolest textures I’ve ever found, and rapidly developing a camo obsession. I’ll give you guys the full low-down on how that’s going later. Happy Thursday everyone.

Abigail I love your style and have been working at redoing my living room for the cozy, relaxing space that I had envisioned for my family. I think my sectional may be too big for the space and am now uncertain of what to do to finish the space and pull it all together. I have to keep the sectional as well, my other half would not want me to lose a ton of money on it and I cannot blame him for that. My room is cozy but does not have built ins on the side of the fireplace. It is a grey couch with grey walls. Love blue accents and trying to add some and some light and some furniture at sides of fireplace but it is flat so not sure if that will look right. Any of your cool suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I am completely stumped!

I would add oodles of texture on the sections think fluffy cushions, softly woven cushions, rugs if you have wooden or vinyl flooring. Some tall verticals like a floor lamp, art on the walls, baskets for mags, a low hanging pendant, a mirror to expand horizons and a few shots of gold. Bam!

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

Hi, I am in the process of decorating the downstairs and we removed the doors from the hallway to the dining room/sitting room .. The sitting room has been done in downpipe with a black and silver damask wall which I love and have put vignettes on side tables I have customised with large palms and ornate table lamps around the room and a huge stag head I customised to suit.. The ding room will be down pipe as there is no diving wall now… But just finishing the hallway and went for F&B Hague Blue.. It’s really dark but the doors walls and stairs are all getting the treatment with a dark wood blind at the window.. When visited by some family.. There was mixed reactions.. Like that’s brave.. I think it will look amazing when all the art on the walls “pops”.. There are some pics on atmine and more to follow … Thank you all for your ideas and feedback ??

It will look totally amazing, like you said you just need some art, maybe the odd mirror and some lamps and wham bam – beautiful!

i’m loving a bit of green at the moment. Mercer Green – with a bit of black or brown in a hallway – a killer combo ????

Just finished my hallway too. I’d found the fourth pic in your post, the aubergine with checkerboard tiles, a year ago and loved it .

It now sports ‘modern Moroccan’ dusky pink tiles from Emery & Cie with a big hit of plummy aubergine on the walls. As it’s a typically thin, high-ceilinged period hallway, I squeezed in 3 oversized dark pink paper globe shades for a bit of bonkers scale. But yes, I also need more side/wall lights!

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

Sounds cool! Moroccan style is fab and I love Emery et Cie tiles too, they’re too die for.

Oh these are all beautiful. We are in the process of thinking about what do with our hallway. In fact I blogged about it earlier in the week. I agree with you that it is such an important space and one that is often overlooked! I love the sunken shelves in the hallway in one of your pictures ????

I’ve actually DONE IT. My hallway, landing, staircase, ceilings and walls are ALL Mulberry. Mixed reactions from visitors and need to add massively to my lighting, however Sparky booked for Monday and huge light waiting to be connected so the head torches can go. I’m now smug in the knowledge that I’m the coolest kid on the block. It’s true a dark backdrop really makes your artwork ‘pop’, I do however need to get two blinds and my struggle is what colour they should be to compliment the mulberry – any suggestions would be fabulous! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Yay big huge congrats welcome to the dark side! I’ve got white blinds in my hallway which I really like against the mulberry but anything will work, pale grey, deep grey its pretty much up to you.

Abigail I follow you avidly and hang on your every cowboy-kicking cool word on design matters but I’m confused. Please help! I’ve been reining in on my colour palette throughout my house as you suggest but this post suggests we do the opposite. I’m about to decorate my hallway funnily enough. It has four rooms leading off it and the doors are always open. The four rooms are painted Madison, Downpipe,

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

Off Black and Purbeck Stone. The study which is downpipe has a few red and green accents with a touch of teal . What colour do I paint my hallway??. I’m really struggling with this. I’ve included a link showing my downpipe study looking into the hall as it is now.

Hi Kate – I always want a flow from room to room, so I plump for colours in the same sort of scheme. They don’t have to be similar colours though . It’s more that they feel comfortable together, so I’d personally never go for a sludgy colour next to a neon or pastel. Soft grey/greens would be great with your darks, or maybe even a mid-tone like Mole. Or you could go for contrast and pick up on the green undertones with a really vivid green like Mercer or Wooster! They’ll all play well together. Colour is so personal, so I’d say slap up some big swatches and see how you feel.

As always, thank you sooo much for taking the time and trouble to respond. I shall take a look at the colours you suggest. I’m loving the idea of mercer already. X

I have no hallway,,you walk straight into my living room,,stairs straight ahead of you

I do thing they look so dramatic,,but once again you have to work with furniture and fittings

HALLWAYS IN TECHNICOLOUR

I would love to be able to have a deep grey velvet sofa,,and then add soft sludgy plum,,

Hi Abigail, great post. I’m thinking of going dark in my tiny hallway – a very narrow corridor with 3 doors off it, poor natural light. Looking at F&B’s Tanner’s Brown to create a nice deep sludge. Have you used this colour in your schemes before? I know Downpipe is a favourite, but it’s looking a little cold in my space..

Tanners Brown and I have always had a bit of a difficult relationship not quite sure why. Love it on the swatch card but can’t make it work in any of my spaces. If you love it go for it, I adore brown paint I’ve just never quite found the perfect shade but it so depends on the light, the orientation of the property and so forth so I would swatch a big surface.

Hi Alexandra, I hope you don’t mind me chipping in but I’ve just used f&bs ‘mahogany’ over Tanners Brown as it is warmer and richer and has undertones of damson in different lighting. I love it and can totally recommend it. If you want the perfect sludgy grey/greeny/brown though, take a look at Abigails Madison Grey which I have in my very long and low kitchen with not much natural light. It’s awesome. ????

You are so right about hallways. They are the last place to be thought of . Your post is motivating me to think about what I can do to make it more of a representation of my household.

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I must say, your home is incredible!! The images I saw of it are jaw dropping. The moment I saw them I had to follow your blog. I enjoy it very much!

Wow, I was so glad that I found your site today! Beautiful and inspiring! Love, Riikka from Finland

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Thought we should talk about hallways to kick today off. Always, repeat always the most neglected rooms in the house in my opinion and yet they set the tone and should of course be as beautiful as any other room. I guess because they are such transitional areas where we always rush through we don’t really have time to think about them. To transform and add the wow factor is pretty easy though. In a small space you can afford to push boundaries and take risks so of course I am going to recommend you play with wallpaper or paint. Colour is the easiest thing you can do to take your space from drab to fab.

In my hallway I of course, but as I’m always emphasising colour is so personal, so this isn’t right for everyone. How about burnt orange, teals, pinks or hazard yellow, anyone? Rooms heavily punctuated with bold shots leap out at you, and ooze confidence! You need to believe in yourself to start dabbling with brights. But, trust me, any room can take bold gestures and a few shots of vivid. Even better if that room happens to be small because bold hues automatically make tiny spaces feel cooler and edgier than they really are. Clever that! It’s a trick I use all the time. Bright hues distract the eye, so rather than noticing the size of a room, you only focus on how stylish it feels. If you want to break out an unexpected colour palette, the hallway is the place to do it.

I would like to challenge you to think about these spaces differently and decorate them as you would your living room. I can almost bet you have some intoxicating, colourful artwork or accessories in your living room, so why not here? Enjoy the slideshow pics to add a jolt of colour to your day.

Who knows, it might even inspire you to turn your entryway into a space filled with colour, or just to be more daring in general. The bolder the better, I say! Let’s all follow in and make our decorating mantra for 2016: “Be more adventurous.” Personally I’m busting out new shades , the coolest textures I’ve ever found, and rapidly developing a camo obsession. I’ll give you guys the full low-down on how that’s going later. Happy Thursday everyone.

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Abigail I love your style and have been working at redoing my living room for the cozy, relaxing space that I had envisioned for my family. I think my sectional may be too big for the space and am now uncertain of what to do to finish the space and pull it all together. I have to keep the sectional as well, my other half would not want me to lose a ton of money on it and I cannot blame him for that. My room is cozy but does not have built ins on the side of the fireplace. It is a grey couch with grey walls. Love blue accents and trying to add some and some light and some furniture at sides of fireplace but it is flat so not sure if that will look right. Any of your cool suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I am completely stumped!

I would add oodles of texture on the sections think fluffy cushions, softly woven cushions, rugs if you have wooden or vinyl flooring. Some tall verticals like a floor lamp, art on the walls, baskets for mags, a low hanging pendant, a mirror to expand horizons and a few shots of gold. Bam!

Hi, I am in the process of decorating the downstairs and we removed the doors from the hallway to the dining room/sitting room .. The sitting room has been done in downpipe with a black and silver damask wall which I love and have put vignettes on side tables I have customised with large palms and ornate table lamps around the room and a huge stag head I customised to suit.. The ding room will be down pipe as there is no diving wall now… But just finishing the hallway and went for F&B Hague Blue.. It’s really dark but the doors walls and stairs are all getting the treatment with a dark wood blind at the window.. When visited by some family.. There was mixed reactions.. Like that’s brave.. I think it will look amazing when all the art on the walls “pops”.. There are some pics on atmine and more to follow … Thank you all for your ideas and feedback ??

It will look totally amazing, like you said you just need some art, maybe the odd mirror and some lamps and wham bam – beautiful!

i’m loving a bit of green at the moment. Mercer Green – with a bit of black or brown in a hallway – a killer combo ????

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Just finished my hallway too. I’d found the fourth pic in your post, the aubergine with checkerboard tiles, a year ago and loved it .

It now sports ‘modern Moroccan’ dusky pink tiles from Emery & Cie with a big hit of plummy aubergine on the walls. As it’s a typically thin, high-ceilinged period hallway, I squeezed in 3 oversized dark pink paper globe shades for a bit of bonkers scale. But yes, I also need more side/wall lights!

Sounds cool! Moroccan style is fab and I love Emery et Cie tiles too, they’re too die for.

Oh these are all beautiful. We are in the process of thinking about what do with our hallway. In fact I blogged about it earlier in the week. I agree with you that it is such an important space and one that is often overlooked! I love the sunken shelves in the hallway in one of your pictures ????

I’ve actually DONE IT. My hallway, landing, staircase, ceilings and walls are ALL Mulberry. Mixed reactions from visitors and need to add massively to my lighting, however Sparky booked for Monday and huge light waiting to be connected so the head torches can go. I’m now smug in the knowledge that I’m the coolest kid on the block. It’s true a dark backdrop really makes your artwork ‘pop’, I do however need to get two blinds and my struggle is what colour they should be to compliment the mulberry – any suggestions would be fabulous! Thanks for all your inspiration!

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Yay big huge congrats welcome to the dark side! I’ve got white blinds in my hallway which I really like against the mulberry but anything will work, pale grey, deep grey its pretty much up to you.

Abigail I follow you avidly and hang on your every cowboy-kicking cool word on design matters but I’m confused. Please help! I’ve been reining in on my colour palette throughout my house as you suggest but this post suggests we do the opposite. I’m about to decorate my hallway funnily enough. It has four rooms leading off it and the doors are always open. The four rooms are painted Madison, Downpipe,

Off Black and Purbeck Stone. The study which is downpipe has a few red and green accents with a touch of teal . What colour do I paint my hallway??. I’m really struggling with this. I’ve included a link showing my downpipe study looking into the hall as it is now.

Hi Kate – I always want a flow from room to room, so I plump for colours in the same sort of scheme. They don’t have to be similar colours though . It’s more that they feel comfortable together, so I’d personally never go for a sludgy colour next to a neon or pastel. Soft grey/greens would be great with your darks, or maybe even a mid-tone like Mole. Or you could go for contrast and pick up on the green undertones with a really vivid green like Mercer or Wooster! They’ll all play well together. Colour is so personal, so I’d say slap up some big swatches and see how you feel.

As always, thank you sooo much for taking the time and trouble to respond. I shall take a look at the colours you suggest. I’m loving the idea of mercer already. X

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