We have a 1941 long and skinny hallway. It runs straight down the middle of the house and gets zero natural sunlight. To top it off there is only one light at the far end so for the most part the hallway is very dark.
We hung up these pictures to try and make it more “friendly” but actually hung them a bit too high.
Unfortunately for us it’s plaster so I’m procrastinating on that fix…ugh. Dear everyone, measure twice, hang once! When you let your 6’1” husband hang pictures he will think that measurement is way too low and hang them at his eye level. Drat. At least he hung them, right? Anyways, things look better. But lacking. I mean, how sexy is that mustard colored baseboard??? The previous owners must have played this fun game called paint roulette. And lost.
Here are my plans: paint everything south of the chair rail white and add picture frame molding. Like this:
This is going to transform the hallway.
The lighting is a lot more tricky. In a perfect world I would want sconces hung on the walls but there is just no way the benefit outweighs the cost of tearing out the plaster walls. Also, no benefit in completely tearing out the plaster ceiling…So, our fix is going to be (if all goes as planned) to fasten a white track from the one point of energy we do have down to the other end of the hall.
So like this but our lights will hang down:
On that track we will have 3 or 4 pendant lights hanging down. The look of those is completely undecided. Of course I want vintage Thomas Edison bulbs but for a light that will be used A LOT that’s just not that economical.
We are hoping to brighten this hallway up sooner rather than later so I’m very excited!
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Has anyone ever tackeled a long dark hallway? I would love to hear suggestions on how to creatively blend spots like this into the rest of the house!