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On our last home tour post, you saw the exterior and interior entryway of our home and how it made a huge transformation, so today, I thought we’d take you a little further inside and show you our hallway and main bathroom makeovers! Since our narrow hallway was a direct extension of our entryway, we wanted to make it feel like everything flowed well and appeared as large, bright and airy as possible.
Like I’ve said a million times before, paint changes everything, so we started our makeover by giving our walls a good coat of Autumn Haze paint from Glidden. We also installed a simple, inexpensive track lighting fixture from Ikea, to better lighten the space and highlight the large, beadboard frames that we hung to feature each of our children’s pictures in.
Because the hallway is so narrow, we made sure to choose our decor wisely. Using larger, dramatic, reflective, streamline pieces to simplify, enlarge and add drama to the space, instead of cluttering it.
Our main bath is also right at the end of the hallway, and since we have three little girls using it all the time, I wanted to make it pretty and dainty! Every girl needs a pretty bathroom to get ready in, right!?
In this space we used Dockside Blue with a bit of white mixed in from Sherwin Williams to paint the walls, and added a custom frame to the existing wall mounted mirror, by using baseboard molding.
One of our favorite DIY projects to date has been our beadboard ceiling! This little detail really gave the space a special touch, and was fairly easy to implement. We also customized a cabinet from Target for the space over our toilet, added some thrifted antique plates, installed picture frame molding with decorative decals inside and a cabinet knob towel hanger bar.
Making changes to these two small areas of our home have really made everything more inviting and added a lot of personality to our space.
Again, for people who constantly email me saying… “I want to change my spaces style, but just don’t know where to start!”… I say, pick ONE corner, shelf, room…even hallway, and just START. I promise, you’ll be happy with the outcome, and the amazing results will keep you motivated to keep going.
If you don’t start, you’ll NEVER finish.