I love a welcoming hallway, a space which can be classed as a room rather than just a dumping ground for belongings. Warm, inviting, connecting rooms and adding extra living space. After all, it’s the first area you see on coming home and the last space on leaving.
We have a hallway with lots of potential to be just the room I’m after but at the moment it needs a lot of TLC and the only good thing about it is the beautiful light which floods in in the morning.
I’ve written before about wanting to recreate a period hallway and this beautiful oak console table from The Oak Furniture Company would be perfect for the space as we don’t have room for something too big:
The Toulouse Oak Small Console Table is slim in design and will sit beautifully in a hallway or living area, giving you a rustic look with a twist of modern sophistication.
We want to add a modern finish to our home but pay due respect to its period features and this console table for me is the perfect mix of old and new. It’s streamlined and elegant whilst oak is an ideal wood to sustain the hustle and bustle of being in an area of much coming and going.
The drawers could house our collection of doggy paraphernalia which is currently scattered on the dining table because we don’t really know where to keep all the bits and bobs. It would also go perfectly with the rustic wood-framed mirror we have hanging on the wall, made for us using reclaimed 1930’s wood.
To style my oak console table, this lamp from Lush Designs which we already have given as a gift last Christmas – right now there is no light in the hallway unless we put the ceiling light on, so when we come home the hallway is dark which I don’t like. Then there would be just enough space for a Rewined Candle or two, my winners in terms of long-lasting fragrance throughout the home.
Finally, I’d really love a beautiful 1930’s parquet floor to replace our hideous laminate and a stylish stair runner to complete the look. What do you think of my plans for our hallway?
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Lovely choices! Great plans and sounds perfect! And you know how interested I am for we have just done ours! That console table is gorgeous and I love it. Great lamp too! 🙂 Jess xx
Thank you, I definitely think that the hallway gets overlooked as a space, when I think it’s so fundamental. Yay for future plans! Xx
I like your plans! I didn’t know that Lush did lamp bases now as well, they used to just do the shades – I like the look of your lamp, and would go lovely on that oak console. (Have now just been over to Lush designs and seen how much they have expanded their range – sigh – the bedlinen, the wrapping paper – I want it all!)
Aren’t Lush just the loveliest?! I think the bases are a fairly new addition, my Mum has two of them on a built in low book case in their living room and that’s where I first saw them. Then they opened another shop just up the road from me in East Dulwich *danger danger*. I could spend all of my hard-earned beans in there 🙂 X