Flooring Ideas for Hallways

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Whether it's an entrance hall in the house or a hallway that leads to the bedrooms, great flooring can dramatically change the look of any home. New flooring can add so many elements of style to a room including color, design, and even texture. The following are a few fantastic flooring ideas to spruce up and add value to a home.

Play with Color and Size

Color is the most dramatic aspect of design and can make a huge difference in the look and feel of almost any area. To make a small entrance hall look bigger, use a lighter colored floor as opposed to a darker color. Another trick to creating the illusion of a larger room includes using a variety of wide flooring planks. Colors in the flooring can also be used to match items in the hallway. If picture frames are mahogany, choosing new flooring with the same color will draw attention to family photos or beautiful pieces of art.

Consider Natural Stone

Natural stone flooring provides a gorgeous alternative to laminated or hardwood flooring. It can be pricey so it may not be an option for every homeowner. For those on a budget who love the elegance of stone, it would be a great choice for a shorter hallway. This would add dramatic flair to a smaller area. Granite and sandstone are both options that are durable for high traffic areas.

Get Creative with Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile offers a wide variety of styles, designs, and colors. Entrance ways and hallways are often thought of as only connections to the rooms that really matter. But dramatic geometric patterns can draw the eye to areas of the house that are normally not considered show-stopping rooms. Because of all the creative options available with ceramic tile, it may be easier to add spice to hallways than with many other types of flooring.

Take Advantage of Runners

When choosing carpeting for hallways the possibilities are almost endless. Not only do runners come in an amazing variety of colors, styles, and textures, but there are different sizes to choose from as well. There are carpets that are thin rectangular strips and others that can cover nearly all the floor space in a hallway. Runners can add warmth to an entrance while protecting new flooring in high traffic areas. 

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