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2. Art. A hallway sometimes has the largest, uninterrupted wall space in a home and is a perfect locale for a home-based art gallery. This hallway art gallery provides a destination spot for visitors to view the homeowner's prized art. A simple and straightforward monorail lighting system highlights all the art in an appropriate manner.
This example shows how to use your art collection to create a dramatic statement. Ink sketches are highlighted with simple matting, and silver-leafed and black frames.
5. Drop zone. While most mudrooms are self-contained rooms, this hallway, with built-in cabinetry, bench and storage galore, is transformed into a perfect entry and exit into the home. The key to make this work is to make sure all the surfaces are durable and cleanable. The diagonal tile floor also helps "widen" the room visually.
If you're daring, bring in some drama with a bold color choice. This example of a hallway library takes it up a notch. The arched red openings provide a perfect resting place for artifacts collected in your travels, while the shelves below create a small home library. I really want to just grab a book off these shelves and reminisce about my latest travel adventure.
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