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How can I make my hallway more inviting?

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ANSWERED BY CAITLIN MCBRIDE • JAN 27, 2020

Hi Christine,

I’d love to help you with your hallway! :)

Starting at the space near the bottom of your stairs, I would remove your plant stand and add a slim console table. You...

Hi Uvrashee,

Thank you for your photo of your space. What a stunning entryway you have; I love the wainscoting and floors. Now when selecting an entryway bench, did...

Hi Linda,

Creating a photo display for a console table should not be tricky. In my opinion it is very personal and goes beyond just selecting finishes. Start by sel...

Hi David,

Unfortunately, I don’t see any photos of your entryway but I’ve put together a mockup of it to give you an idea of how some accessories could look on your...

Hi Ericka,

I love your Christmas tree and thank you for your pictures. The easiest way to make a small space seem larger is to a little more color and a bit of shin...

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What is the best wall and trim color that will go with my new carpet?

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ANSWERED BY SHARON LEIGH COPELAND • DEC 4, 2019

Hi Nahrain,

Thank you for your pictures, I think your carpet looks great. I have a few questions. When you bought your carpet, did you purchase in a store or showroom? I always te...

Hi Stephanie,

Looks like you have a good start to making your entryway functional. There are a couple of design features you are missing. You are missing pattern, c...

Hi Margaret,

Well you have a really tight space and I would not recommend a wide console table just because the pass through should be wide enough for safe passage ...

Hi Shandi,

Thank you for reaching out to Design Bar for your interior design question! Setting the tone of your home as you walk through the door is a really import...

Hi Gloria,

Wall niches can be a difficult feature to know how to style, keeping it simple with a plant like you have currently is a great option to fill the space. However I would suggest to go with something that would fill the vertical space. This could be a vase with taller stems to fill in...

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