Decorating a Small Hallway

I have been busy painting and decorating my rooms since we moved in last July, the bathroom, the living/dining/entry, the master bedroom, and now our little hallway. I really painted this in December after I painted the living room, but I just finished putting up some pictures and I thought I would share what I did with this small space.

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Like I said, this is a really small space (and taking pictures of it is nearly impossible). There are 5 doors in this hallway that go to the 3 bedrooms, the bathroom and the linen closet, and an archway that goes into the living room.  I ended up painting the ceiling Benjamin Moore White Dove in pearl finish and painting the walls Benjamin Moore Thunder, the same color as the living room. I was going to use a lighter version of Thunder, but in the end I decided to keep it all the same since the spaces are so small (I didn’t want there to be too much going on with different paint colors). I also painted all of the trim and doors in BM White Dove.

Decorating a Small Hallway | www.chatfieldcourt.comI replaced the ugly boob light with a lantern that I got from Overstock. I bought one lantern and it was damaged so they sent me another one and told me to keep the damaged one (the second, undamaged one hangs over my dining table here). I fixed it up and painted it and you can’t tell where the damage is. I will eventually find something else since it’s a little large for the space, but it’s a lot better than the old boob light.

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You can see that I don’t have a lot of room for decoration and no space for standing furniture, so I ended up hanging pictures of our family and some personal art done by our girls. It makes me happy to walk by and see things they made for and gave to me everyday!

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As you can see, not all of the door knobs are changed yet so there are brass ones and ORB ones. I am slowly changing them to ORB when I redo each room.

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What are you up to lately? Are you starting any new projects?

Hope you have a great weekend! My husband and I are going to Florida for a few days to warm up. 😉 I will be posting as usual next week though.

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  1. Friday,February 7, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Love that lantern.

    • Kristi
      Friday,February 7, 2014 / 10:56 am

      Thanks Kim! Still trying to decide if it’s too big for the space? Decisions, decisions. So glad you stopped by!

  2. Grace
    Friday,February 7, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Nice job! I prefer leaving seamless colors in smaller areas as well, keeping everything from becoming too closed in & choppy. The lantern is a great touch…much better than the boob light. 🙂 I’m gathering thoughts & supplies this weekend for an upcoming master bath overhaul. Florida sounds much more exciting. Enjoy your trip!

    • Kristi
      Friday,February 7, 2014 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks Grace. I appreciate your compliment on the paint and lantern. Good luck with your master bath overhaul. Would love to see what you do. Have a great weekend!

  3. Tuesday,February 18, 2014 / 7:04 am

    Love the light and great way to showcase family photos. Beautiful job. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,February 18, 2014 / 11:39 am

      Thanks for stopping by Marty!!!

  4. Wednesday,February 19, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    Looks great!!! Love the personal pictures!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks so much Selene! I find that I decorate with personal pictures a lot.

  5. Thursday,February 20, 2014 / 4:19 am

    I love how clean everything looks and I love the lantern…I have that same boob light! Ack! I look forward to changing it out sometime! Great job!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,February 20, 2014 / 10:20 am

      Thank you Heather! I think that whoever invented that light is rich (every house seems to have one). LOL So glad you stopped by.

  6. Friday,February 21, 2014 / 9:55 am

    Yay for getting rid of superfluous boobs! Wait….oh well. I love the new light and the gallery effect on your walls. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


    • Kristi
      Friday,February 21, 2014 / 10:22 am

      Haha…Thanks Alison! I am working to rid my home of all boob lights. LOL Thanks for the invite. I’m heading over now.
      Have a great weekend.

  7. Friday,February 21, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    Love your choice of paint colors. I also enjoy seeing a home decorated with personal items that reflect the family that lives there. Looks great.

    • Kristi
      Friday,February 21, 2014 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks so much Susan!

  8. Saturday,February 22, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    I’m so happy you came to link up to Fridays Unfolded! Now following via FB!


    • Kristi
      Saturday,February 22, 2014 / 2:56 pm

      Thanks Alison and I appreciate the invite!

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