Keep it simple
Architectural finishes are the feature here with VJ panelling installed on a diagonal, leading away from the timber lined ceiling. Simple timber wall hooks (try Finnish Design Shop) provide a base for the styling of natural woven baskets, (try The Market Basket Co) hold and hide the dog leads, hats and coming and goings of life.
Time and tide
Involve your overall aesthetic with hallway finishes as in this timber-lined space, offset with a bright woven runner (try Zanui). Incorporate functional design pieces in the mix, such as a coat stand (try Top 3 By Design) and bring the outdoors in with potted plants (try Garden Life).
In an all white interior, feature lighting like these pendants stand out (try Life Interiors) and artwork takes centre stage (try Belinda Marshall). A long runner in a natural fibre provides comfort, acoustic insulation and a calm base (try Temple & Webster).
Streamlined cabinetry with bursts of colour in hooks and accessories (try Surrounding) make a cheery welcome. Baskets lining a high shelf keep clutter out of sight but within easy reach (try Ikea). The playful tone is continued with fun wallpaper in understated monochrome (try Wall Candy).
More monochrome - that speaks of style but continues the flow through the home with touches of timber. Artworks (try Domayne) hung in tryptic above a narrow console lend and easy elegance. The lamp (try Freedom) serves both as a gentle mood light on arrival and, with its glass base is visually weightless. Boots (try Hunter) are handy to the front garden and incidentally stylish.
Moody brown walls (try Haymes) recede away from parquetry flooring (try Parquetry Flooring Company) to create an austere thoroughfare. The lack of any furnishings keeps this hallway open and functional and bring out the best in the detail of the handcrafted floors. Invest in track lighting (try Beacon Lighting) for artworks and to highlight staircases and recesses.