High-traffic areas such as hallways and staircases are often dark and boring, simply used to get people from point A to point B. But it can be quite simple to make these areas into classy and attractive features of your home. Take this quiz to see how much you know about transforming your hallways and staircases into pieces of art. You may find yourself surprised at how easy it is!
Placing a design piece on the back wall allows it to be seen easily.
Having your family heirlooms on display can help to start conversation. Place them in a lit curio cabinet for a nice finish.
Cascading water on a tabletop fountain adds a natural, soothing noise as a feature for your hallway or staircase.
Hallways and staircases are often dark places. Therefore, light is a key element of an engaging hallway.
Recessed lights sit within hollowed spaces in the ceiling, so they don't take up space in the room.
A mirror placed in a strategic position reflects light from windows and nearby open spaces.
To create a theme place paintings, photos, posters or memorabilia of the same genre along the walls.
Staggering the paintings in an ascending manner, so that they are always at eye level, creates a sense of movement.
Changing your standard plastic switch plate to a brass, wood or colorful plastic design helps this simple part of the house become part of the decor.
Painting a molding strip a different color to the walls helps to subtly accent this classy feature.