It’s been a couple weeks in the making, but my hallway transformation reveal post is finally here! I worked so hard to take this plain hallway and make it into a custom space I enjoy walking down everyday. And I am so excited to share the finished space with you.
Hallways are often forgotten spaces when it comes to decorating and customizing. We walk through them everyday, multiple times a day, and somehow we forget to personalize them to our home. I was tired of walking into a boring hallway with no personality, when the rest of my house screams Mysha. So a few weeks ago, I put together a blog post with Tips for Transforming Your Hallway, to kick start this project. And since then I’ve completed a few DIYs to finish the space out.
I started this project with installing the thin brick on the end wall. You all know I have brick features throughout my home and this seemed like the perfect place to tie in more brick detail. And even though I painted the brick white, it adds just enough texture to make this wall more interesting. I also have both raw and painted brick in my bedroom, so I really could’ve left it as is or painted it and it would’ve worked.
Reminder: Repetition of elements throughout a home keeps the design cohesive.
The next step was building the box beams. I actually did a tutorial on this because, although I’ve built box beams before, I had never done them like this. I made mitered seam box beams! They turned out exactly how I wanted them to and were pretty simple to make.
Ceiling and Lights
To finish the ceiling, I painted it the same color as my doors, Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart. I just felt like this space needed some contrast. Plus it helps the beams and the new lights stand out more.
Speaking of new lights, what do we think of the new pendants. I took the recessed can lights that were here and converted them into pendant lights. And I also put together a tutorial for that as well. If you’ve been thinking about converting can lights in your space, I say do it! It really can transform a space.
Next came the molding. Originally I couldn’t decide if I wanted floor to ceiling molding or a chair rail with lower molding. Ultimately I decided on the second option. Because of the details of this hallway, like the beams, the desk, and the multiple doorways, it would’ve ended up being very complicated to get the full size boxes how I would’ve wanted them to look. So, I decided to match the lower molding in the foyer.
Above the molding I added traditional grasscloth wallpaper. In fact, it’s the same wallpaper I used in my master bathroom. Grasscloth is the most difficult wallpaper to install in my opinion. It’s easy to install on one wall, but as soon as you start wrapping corners is where it gets tricky. Also, if you don’t like seams, this is not for you. But I really like the rich look of it. And don’t think I’m crazy, but I also wrapped the light switch plates in wallpaper so they would blend more seamlessly.
To finish up this hallway transformation reveal, it was time for styling. And for me, that meant hanging up the photos and artwork. If you’re struggling with hanging art or photos, first of all, I always say, hang it! And second I put together a post with easy rules for hanging art in your home. Just follow the simple tips and rules I give and you’re on your way to a more personalized space.
That wraps up this complete hallway transformation reveal! Believe it or not, I still haven’t decided which runner I like better in here. Both are linked below!
This space happened over the course of a few weeks and I broke it down into different parts to make it easier. But they are all relatively simple parts that when put together, make this project much more manageable and easy to follow.Add to favorites or read later