An entrance hall keeps being neglected in our home design plans. That’s odd once we realise hallway is the first interior we step in to any house. So is the first impression.
What’s even more curious, the hall is the most public space in our house. It is seen by our family, guests, mailman, delivery guys, basically everyone we open door to.
Gallery wall in a hall
Now, as for the wall art decoration, the hallway is often the best space for a gallery exhibition. There are countless combinations of picture frames arrangement but the selection depends on the interior.
If for example the house is designed in scandi style three, four, five same size frames in a straight line would do. The selection of frames painted either in white, black or left in natural oak colour depends on furniture, walls and accessories around the hall.
However, there is a lot of examples where the hall is literally cluttered with wall art. They could be arranged symmetrical or asymmetrical, frames can be in one chosen colour or mixed. The layout is open to imagination and taste.
Selection of art prints
What art could fit into hallway gallery? It is easy to imagine the triptych out of Japanese art prints. It could be three prints of women by Kitagawa Utamaro or waterfalls by Katsushika Hokusai.
Gallery can be also organised around particular colour. On a white wall mostly black art prints would make a staggering contrast.
Otherwise, black and white art prints would play nicely against white or fashionable grey walls.
Or organise our triptych around one theme such as Adam and Eve. This way you’ll get Rembrandt, Cranach and Durer on one wall!
Now, if there is room for entire gallery why not to set up the exhibition? Imagine fifteen Vermeer’s art prints on your hallway wall. Next month it could be Rembrandt. Next – Paul Cézanne…
The good advice is to carefully design layout. You could order different sizes of frames and replace art prints whenever you want. This way you will not bear the costs of changing frames only prints.