Interior designer Nicole Nassif: Care must be taken to design the entrances, choose their accessories carefully and decorate them in an attractive and innovative way, especially those leading to the reception.
beirut- The decoration of the corridors of the house is part of the interior decoration, since they are not spaces that lead to the rooms, but are of crucial importance to increase the elegance, beauty and luxury of the house.
The decoration of the interior corridors that connect the parts of the house and mediate or lead to most of the rooms, plays an important and aesthetic role to give an elegant view of the house in it.
The interior corridors are the soul of the house
Mrs Laila Hammoud says – to Al-Jazeera Net – that “the internal corridors of the house are the soul of the house and give it a distinctive and elegant splendor, whether in the corridors leading to the bedrooms, or the corridor leading to the reception room, but for me I care a lot about the corridor that connects the door of the house and the reception room.” .
She points out that the hallway in her apartment is characterized by a wide and long design, which is the first thing a guest sees, and therefore she is interested in changing the decor every now and then and painting in cheerful colors on its adding walls. , in addition to an elegant gilt “console” table with an elegant gilt mirror, next to a wooden stand used to hang keys. And behind the door of the apartment is a large “hanger” of beads and blue ceramics, to decorate the beginning of the corridor elegantly, she says.
She adds and emphasizes: “Many things should not be unnecessarily piled up in those corridors, even if the spaces are large, because elegance, sophistication and beauty do not appear except with the presence of some well-arranged accessories, cheerful colors, and appropriate lighting It should also not be forgotten that the decoration of the interior corridors gives the first impression of the residents of the house, Therefore this main point that connects all parts of the house should not be neglected.
The trails, like the gardens, are always pleasant
As for the housewife, Hoda Yamout, she says: “The corridors in our apartment are always joyful, because my husband and I love flowers and plants, so the corridors in our house are always decorated with pots of flowers and natural greenery, of which we are used to placing a group of them next to the balcony, and a group hanging on shelves in the inner corridors of the apartment between The bedrooms, and these are the shade plants, and we often look for them with our children planting a specific aromatic plant. plant in the many flower pots we have, to place them next to the reception room in the corridor leading to it for the purpose of decoration and the beloved fragrance of all of us at home.
The interior corridors of the apartment should be cared for just as much as we care for the exterior corridor leading to the reception room, because the people of the house and its inhabitants are no less important than its guests and visitors, just as we care for decorating the reception room and the corridor leading to it, we must also take care of the bedrooms and living rooms and the corridors leading to them, since these are the places we all come into contact with during our stay at home, and create a good mood and a beautiful spirit at home, she tells Al Jazeera.
Interior designer tips
Interior designer Nicole Nassif confirms – to Al-Jazeera Net – that care must be taken to design the decorations of the entrances, to choose their accessories accurately and to decorate them in an attractive and innovative way, especially those that lead the reception. section.
Corridors differ in terms of space, size and how to decorate them. When designing narrow and long corridors, it is recommended to use mirrors, light colors and appropriate lighting, with the distribution of spaces.
Nicole says the first thing to think about when designing entrances is the lighting that will be placed in them. It is important not to use bright lighting, as this will overwhelm the interior lighting of the rooms and halls, and will affect the vision. impair. perspective of the person entering the apartment, so the lighting should be dim and sideways.
Regarding the entrance, the pieces of furniture should not be stacked, but it is desirable to distribute mass and space, to give a feeling of spaciousness and space at the first moment of entering the house, and it is important to know that the external corridor consists of 3 dimensions, so the walls, floor and ceiling are all important elements that need to be taken care of, so the elegant carpet Mirrors, paintings and lighting units are all important elements that give a special touch, which is an important impression gives the interior of the house.
as The lighting of the corridors should be maintained in a balanced manner as most of the interior designs of the corridors lack space and suffer from narrownesswhich negatively affects the movement of users between rooms, so the role of lighting here lies mainly in creating a visual space that helps to give the place an aesthetic and unusual charm.
Among the most important colors for decorating the entrances of the house: wood colors and bright accessories, especially if the entrance is wide. As for the entrances of the house, it is better to decorate them with light and bright colors.
The light and bright colors – as Nicole tells Al Jazeera Net – give the place dazzling shine and breadth. Among the most important colors for decorating the entrances and corridors of the house: gold, silver and bronze, especially since they match all colors of the walls and tables, if any.
Nicole advises to decorate the hallways with bright and decorative wallpaper, which gives the hallway a spirit, and makes it a special place in the house, not just a hallway.
Among the most important accessories for decorating entrances and corridors are bronze, gold or silver antiques, in line with the main decor in the house. And she confirms that it is nice to add a small rug that matches the colors of the entrance and corridor decor, so that it suggests the importance of the place, and it is preferable if it is decorated, while the accessories specifically of color and in harmony with each other.
Nicole points out that the most important thing that many overlook when decorating their hallways is the areas of those hallways that need to be looked at before decorating them in the most appropriate way.
Large tables or libraries should also not be placed in narrow corridors, and it is preferable to decorate them with hanging accessories, such as chandeliers, mirrors, small paintings and long shelves that do not have a large area.
As for the wide corridors, it can be invested in many accessories, such as long wooden or iron tables, with a number of antiques, table top pictures and flowers, and it can also be decorated with house plants in the corners of the corridors.
And she confirms that it is possible to add a table and chairs or one large seat in the wide corridors, which also makes it a space for rest, not just corridors.
Interior decoration ideas
Cupboards and shelves
One of the most prominent ideas is to place small closets in the corridors leading to the entrance of the house, and examples of this are the shoe closet and the coat closet. When it comes to narrow hallways, storage is in the form of shelves hanging on the wall, and it can also be in the form of small drawers or wall cabinets.
The library is one of the most beautiful ideas that can be done in the decoration of the corridors and benefit from it, which can be in the form of bookshelves or a wall cabinet.