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 gold ants, and ‘rock on ‘ hand, were from Audenza, as was the artichoke candle. I also added a floor standing willow vase and artificial pussy willow stems that I got from Dunelm, at the side of the table.
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. I will be doing a DIY tutorial on how I did this soon. Add your details here to get the post straight to your inbox.
This fab Juju hat was a DIY project (as they are SO expensive to buy). You can find a tutorial on how to make this here. It was really easy to make and I’m super pleased with the results. The *feather trim I used looks so glossy and nice, and only cost me £14 from eBay for 4 metres.
If you’re thinking of buying a neon light, here’s a word of caution. They are BRIGHT!! Okay, to most people, that may seem obvious, but to little old me, who didn’t think through the word NEON, until it was lighting up my hallway like a hospital theatre (this was not the hallway makeover I was going for 😆 ), showing up every imperfection on the wall, and blinding me when I looked at it 😆 . I have now had to purchase a dimmable transformer (more money 🙄 ), so I’m hoping this will fix the problem once we get it fitted. Anyway, apart from that, I love my neon ‘Love is the Drug’ sign.
Update – so Andy has fitted the dimmer transformer and the light has toned down a notch. We do now have a buzzing sound though, but hey ho…
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. If you do want to buy one, you can get it *here from eBay. I have purchased the dimmable transformer from the same company, so you could probably ask them to fit it for you before purchasing. I painted the wires and gubbins (is this even a word?) behind it in grey so they would blend in with the wall and not stick out so much.
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. The Hot Legs print, which is unfortunately now out of stock, was from Hilary & Flo, a fab interiors shop in Sheffield. The Ink Lips print was from Society 6, based in America. If you’re looking for some quirky art, then check them out. They have some great pieces, and the prices and customer service are really good too. I got the *VIP Area sign from eBay. The cheese plant leaf was from Dunelm.
To create more interest on the stairs, I added a copper planter in the corner with some *artificial zebra grass from eBay which only cost £15.95 and 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 basket.
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, but I’ll share with you the initial renovation we carried out on it first. Don’t forget to add your details below, to be sure not to miss it!