How to get a retro look in your hallway

Your home décor doesn't necessarily have to be limited to your living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms. In fact, if you're going for a particular style, it may be best to set the tone for the entire home beginning the very second that someone walks through the door.

Many people also prefer to have their decorating scheme continue throughout every part of the home – and this means that your home's entryway and hallway can also be decorated in a similar style. If you're going for a retro theme, then you won't want to leave your hallways and foyer or entryway out and fortunately, it's actually quite easy to dress up these areas in this style as well.

All it takes is a few simple touches to remake your hallway and entryway with this new, yet not so new, look. Even though wallpaper may be somewhat out of vogue in general, it can be a very good match for a retro-style hallway. Consider floral-inspired geometrically patterned wallpaper in black and white for hallways, perhaps accented with a vintage mirror - this will also help bring some much needed light and a sense of spaciousness to what are often some of the darkest parts of any home.

If you have windows in any of your hallways, you may want to use voile panels. As a lightweight, sheer fabric, voile curtains will allow as much light as possible through while still giving you a little bit of privacy. These window treatments are also an excellent choice for your home's entryway, in order to make this area feel lighter and more welcoming for guests as they enter your home. You might also want to think about getting a vintage (or at least retro style) shoe rack, umbrella stand and coat rack.

This is a touch which is both practical and aesthetically pleasing and will be certain to stand out to visitors. Obviously, it also sets the tone for your décor right off the bat, so there won't be any mistaking your home decorating intentions right from the front door. Large rugs with geometric patterns are also a great idea and will, of course, help prevent dirt being traipsed through your home.

You don't have to go wild with colour here, since these are smaller areas where people don't tend to spend a lot of time; although if you're looking for a more colourful, mod-inspired décor, you can certainly feel free to add a splash of colour here and there through 60s style wall hangings, vintage signs and other colourful accent pieces. If you prefer a more restrained look, however, you can stick with something plainer and create a slightly more formal, yet still relaxing feeling in your home.

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