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Making an Entrance - The Hallway Renovations

Monday, 23 May 2016

Before the White Grout

Before - Dull,Dirty and Unloved

Designing the layout

Top of the Stairs - Paint is Strong White By Farrow and Ball

Finished Floor against the gorgeous Paintwork

So, since moving to our new home in February things have been a little quiet on the blogging front. I set up a YouTube channel with the idea to vlog but this is just too much at the moment what with the house,work and finding couple time. I take my hats off to you vloggers as it's a lot of time and dedication to produce those little videos ( I am not ruling it out at all and think I will return to it at some point when I can dedicate more time to it and create some lovely videos).

Anyway, todays post is all about my hallway transformation. I want to share with you the bits and bobs we have done to the house to make it more homely and hopefully give you some great ideas too.

The hallway is a very small area where we dump shoes,bags and come in after muddy walks. When we moved in it had magnolia wall and a cream carpet with a built in coir mat. None of it was offensive but the carpet was getting all muddy and looked awful the coir mat smelt as I think our dog thought it was some sort of new puppy pad (not good) and the magnolia walls where scuffed marked and looked pretty sorry for themselves.

So, we went to Topps Tiles and purchased these gorgeous monochrome geometric patterned tiles I got two square metres which cost £165.00 including the grout. My other half Thomas is super skilled at almost anything (a part from cleaning/tidying/washing) and laid them perfectly for us. I love how a space that was really insignificant and dull has been brought round to become a feature. We have professional carpet cleaners clean the stair carpets and painted the wall using Farrow and Ball Strong White to give it a modern twist. I went for their Modern Emulsion finish as this is wipeable so perfect for a high use area like a hallway/kitchen/children's rooms.

We still have a light fixture to purchase but I think I have finally narrowed it down to two choices from Dunelm. Please let me know in the comments which one you prefer as it will really help me make my mind up!

Light Number One

Or Light Number Two

Get My Hallway Look:

Tiles -

Paint -