If you read my recent post on our original hallway renovation, you’ll know I’ve been planning to give it a bit of a face-lift (along with some other rooms in our house). Over the past few months I’ve been putting together the design and ordering decorative accessories, and in the last week or two have dressed the room (the exciting part!). Even though I was pretty happy with the decor as it was, I hope I’ve now taken it up a gear. So here’s the reveal of my hallway makeover.
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I love the Karndean parquet flooring in our entryway, but I wanted to add some more interest and texture, so I layered it with a black and white *cowhide rug.
The styling on the console table was getting a bit boring so I changed it up with some new accessories and some items I already had in other parts of the house. The ‘rock on ‘ hand, you can get from Brown & Ginger. I added a floor standing willow vase (no longer available) and artificial pussy willow stems (no longer available) next to the table, which were both from Dunelm.
I needed somewhere to keep my blankets that I use to get cosy in the living room, so I bought these gorgeous *belly baskets to use as storage. I customised them by adding the embellishments myself. You can see how I did this in my DIY belly basket post.
This fab Juju hat was a DIY project (as they are SO expensive to buy). It was really easy to make and I’m super pleased with the results. The *feather trim I used looks so glossy and plush, and only cost me £14 from eBay for 4 metres.
I designed the neon *’Love is the Drug’ sign myself and got it custom made by a neon company on eBay. A few other sellers now seem to have copied my design!
I was initially going to hang it at the side of the mirror where the ju ju hat is, but Andy came up with the idea of putting it above the doorway, which also worked better with the wiring and sockets. I painted the wires and gubbins behind it in the same grey as the wall so as to blend in.
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If you’ve read my previous hallway renovation post, where you can see how the hall was prior to my refresh, you’ll have noticed the top of the stairs was looking a bit bare, so I added some wall art with these super cool pictures. ‘Hot Legs’ print and *Ink Lips print which is from Society 6, based in America. If you’re looking for some quirky art, then check them out. They ship to England, have some great pieces, and the prices and customer service are excellent too. I got the *VIP Area sign from eBay which is no longer available, but the link will take you to a similar one. The cheese plant leaf was from Dunelm. It’s no longer in stock, but you can get one from here.
To create more interest on the stairs, I added a copper planter in the corner with some *artificial zebra grass which adds texture and colour to the area. You can see the tutorial on how I made my DIY plant holder here.
The last few finishing touches on the landing were my *artificial Bonsai tree, from Dunelm. The *’You Are So Awesome’. book you can get from eBay, as well as the *artificial string of pearls hanging planter.
It’s good to give your rooms an interior design refresh every now and then, without having to totally change or fully decorate them, as I’ve shown with my hallway makeover.
The next room I’ll be tackling in the new year is the bathroom. Here’s the initial renovation that we carried out on it. Update – The bathroom makeover is now complete. There’s also a second blog post on the bathroom makeover, looking at all the accessories in detail and where you can buy them from.
I’d love to know what you think of my hallway mini-makeover, and if you’ve been giving any of the rooms in your home a refresh.
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