I thought I would do an update on our hallway. You may remember my plans of the tropical themed decor. I had gone for June Bug green on the walls and this exotic bird paper on the end wall both downstairs and upstairs. Unfortunately the green just didn’t work, I fell out of love with it by the time I got to put up the wallpaper. So decorating was halted, whilst I spent many nights on Pinterest and Instagram looking for inspiration.
I was finally hit with an idea after being invited to the opening of the new Homesense store in Bristol. They had a curiosity cabinet where you could win prizes. Then I recently went to watch Miss Pelegrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and I just knew what I wanted. A ‘curious decor’, a sort of eclectic mix of every thing I love, all the things I collect on my travels, at flea markets and charity shops. In a sense the hallway is the most used room, yet we spend the least amount of time in it, so I want to make it a special place that it will stop you in your tracks to admire the things you love.
The current flooring runs through the hall to the kitchen and dinning room, but it’s not the best quality, so I have decided on this gorgeous bamboo flooring just for the hallway. On the walls, I am going with just an aged white paint, and the end wall will still be paper, either this marble wallpaper or the monstera leaf pattern, which do you prefer? I know painting over that green is going to be a huge task, but I think it will be worth it.
I want to keep the lighting quite simple, so this Wayfair pendant light with an Edison bulb will create a warm glow in the evening. For now I have decided on not having a lamp, but I may decide to add a lamp to the landing, but more for the kids in the night.
I love this industrial looking 9 drawer unit, the numbers on the drawers will be a perfect to encourage the kids to store away their shoes and school stuff. Their normal routine consists of dumping their stuff on the floor.
I still plan on having the gallery wall up the stairs, I went for art prints with quotes and pictures of nature like this stunning dragonfly print by Desino. I hope to try and up-cycle the radiator covers to look more industrial and quirky, but still researching ideas for that then I can put some of my finds out on display.
Hopefully will show you the end result soon, as I want to make a start on Christmas decorations, 9 Mondays left! Not sure where this year has gone.