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4. THE COOLEST BACKDROP

I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again (and probably a gazillion times more!) – bold colours make everything look cooler. Fact. If you want proof, check out the hallway in this why this works blog post. In most hallways the only space you’ve got to make a statement is the walls. Going dark will elevate all the art, lighting or accessories you have already, so your hallway will instantly seem a way cooler space. Promise!

In my hallway, I actually want people to stop and linger, hence the darkly painted red-black Mulberry walls. Throw in a Hayden gold table to pop against the Mulberry, plus a black Shaggy Palm lamp, huge Keep Calm canvas and a few moroccan rugs plonked by the front door. Nailed!

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