Decorating & Furniture/Hallways


I have a long narrow hallway I love all my rooms I have decorated off the hallway but how do I make the hall seem wider not longer?  I have crown and was thinking of putting chair rail but I am stuck on how to make it appear less long and narrow.???

Hi Cheryl,

Mirrors are the answer!  They pick up and reflect light and can be hung "gallery" style down your hallway.  Chair railing is an option, but if the hall is long, it may exaggerate that.  If you opt for a chair rail, paint the top lighter than the lower portion and hang the mirrors horizontally.   Even horizontal stripes (through paint) draw the eye around the space rather than focusing on the length.

Thanks for writing and for your question.  


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