People don’t usually think of hallways as “rooms.” They just lead from one part of the house to another and are usually treated as “non-rooms”, remaining dark and plain. Long, thin hallways are like rivers of Chi, forcing us to hurry through them. These can be slowed down by hanging round faceted crystals a few inches from the ceiling every 10 feet or so. Ideally we want to be pleasantly drawn and enjoy a hallway’s special décor.
Think of where the hallway is aligned to the Bagua, and enhance it with the attributes and colors of that area, choose the lighter shades of the spectrum to enlarge them. This is a perfect opportunity to create a gallery for displaying paintings, photographs and posters – especially anything with depth that will widen the area. Wider hallways can be made narrower with furniture, bookshelves, carpets and plants.
Lighting in hallways is very important. Bring beauty to the area with track lighting, sconces and interesting lamps. Treat every inch of your house as a special gift to you and you will reap the results!
My hallway above is enhanced with my father's art and beautiful hand blown glass sconces from the Nourot Glass Studio. www.nourot.com