When we talk about interior design, we often devote a lot of attention to areas like the kitchen, bedroom and living room. One space that I feel gets a little neglected and deserves some more consideration is the entrance hall. Afterall, it is the doorway to your home and the first impression that visitors will receive. Hallways vary hugely in size and style and this will have a bearing on how you plan your interior design.
Small and pokey hallways require a more creative approach to make best use of the space. Think light colours to create an illusion of space and deploy clever storage solutions to avoid an accumulation of shoes and coats. Alternatively, large and spacious hallways often do best with a touch of grandeur. Perhaps an eye-catching chandelier, solid wood flooring and a feature piece of furniture. If you need some inspiration on how to add the ‘wow’ factor to your entrance hall, no matter the size, it may be worth considering a stair runner.
No longer the reserve of fancy hotels, a carefully chosen stair runner can add both style and sophistication to your staircase. For a high quality product that is perfectly tailored to your individual requirements, I recommend having a browse of the ranges from Roger Oates. Having created beautiful hand-produced flatweave runners in the UK for more than 25 years, you can be sure of exceptional quality and British authenticity.
Stair runners are a fantastic way of experimenting with different colours and patterns. Opt for vibrant tones and bold stripes to create a standout design feature. Or choose more subtle colour tones with wide stripes for a neutral backdrop and more understated look. Stair runners offer surprising versatility, so you can be sure to find an option that is just perfect for your home and interiors style.
This post has been written in collaboration with Hudson Flooring, a local Kent stockist of Roger Oates stair runners. Rather excitingly, they have just launched a generous giveaway and are offering a complimentary stair runner (including underlay and installation) to one lucky winner. Usually retailing at around £1,250-1,500 this is a fantastic opportunity to bring a touch of luxury into your home for free.
To enter you simply need to call the store on 01732 456 035 or pop into their showroom in Sevenoaks to register your interest. The deadline for entries is Tuesday 16th May - find more details of the competition on the Hudson Flooring website.
Have you got any design ideas to revamp your entrance hall? Have you ever considered a stair runner?
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