Corridor/Entrance hall – Reveal

I shared with you the other day my sources of inspiration for our entry hall and corridor and today it is time for the big reveal!

You would think that decorating a hall wouldn’t take that long, right? Coat hanger, shoe storage, boom, done! Well, I wish it would have been the case. We had made very good progress back in January after I completed our black wall. We had furniture, the room was painted, and then… We spent MONTHS looking for the right mirror. Yep, we have been delayed by a bloody mirror…

But not any mirror, a hexagonal mirror. I developed an obsession for a six-sided piece after watching Kate La Vie dreamy house tour. This West Elm mirror was EVERYTHING. I needed it in my life ASAP. And because I am a very lucky person West Elm decided to discontinue it in the UK just when I was about to place my order. Great. Guess what though? It then came back on their website at a significantly higher price… How could I justify paying north of Β£200 for it? Well, I couldn’t, so I went on a six-months hunt to find a cheaper yet as good looking alternative, and eventually did find one.

Enough talking about first world problems though, and welcome to the first room you will see when entering our house!

Entrance hall Corridor Interior Design

I really wanted a Nordic vibe for this room. It rains a lot in London and temperatures are never really high, so I want to feel like I am entering a warm cocoon when I go through the door.

Entrance hall Corridor Interior Design

When you first enter the space, you will find this beautiful Heal’s storage bench where all our shoes live. It is pricey but we wanted something organic yet modern which we could also sit on.

Heal's Brunel blanket box

Our house has close to no storage so we needed something big to fit all our footwear, and only something like a blanket box could do. I styled it with an Ikea sheepskin to give a Nordic cosy feel to the room. It is all about the hygge people!

Heal's Brunel blanket box Ikea sheepskin

Above the Heal’s storage bench, we have a La Redoute coat rack. The wood and metal give it a rustic look in keeping with the general Scandinavian vibe.

La Redoute coat rack

On the right of the corridor, you will find an Ikea blackboard, where all our mess, such as vouchers and Japan cheesy pictures, live. The magnetic pen pot is from Flying Tiger.

Ikea black board

Move forward into the space and here it is! The (not hexagonal but octagonal) MIRROR! Isn’t it beautiful? It lives on a black-brown Ikea chest of drawers with so much storage that even my pyjamas are in there!

Hexagonal mirror Maison du Monde and Ikea Chest of drawers

I found this mirror at Maison du Monde, it isn’t brass like the West Elm one, but it is a lot cheaper! Plus, I can always sand the wood frame and paint it brass if I fancy it. I have bad news though… Maison du Monde seems to have now discontinued it too! It is a geometrical curse!

Hexagonal mirror Maison du Monde

I kept the accessories on the chest of drawer to a minimum as I wanted to make sure we always have space to drop a bag or some groceries on it without knocking something over.

On the left, I have a small seagrass storage box from Ikea and a frame from Paperchase with one of our civil wedding pictures in it. There is also our beautiful house alarm keypad.

Ikea seagrass box Paperchase picture frame

In front of the mirror, I have a trinket dish from Joy (old collection).

Trinket dish Joy

On the right-hand side, I have an H&M Mahogany candle, on an H&M metal trivet (similar here). Next to these, I have another frame from Paperchase in copper to match our lamp shades.

Mahogany candle and metal trivet H&M copper picture frame Paperchase

Facing the mirror, I hung a print of Strasbourg’s cathedral (my hometown) merged with Big Ben (London is Andrew’s hometown) in a Habitat oak frame.

Entry hall wall art

We got the copper pendant light shades from B&Q. It was surprisingly difficult to find just the shades and not have to replace the whole light fitting, but these are perfect and really good value.

Round copper ceiling lamp shades

Finally, our corridor ends with our black wall which doesn’t need any more introductions.

Black wall inspiration

Here you go guys! I hope you like my Scandinavian-inspired entry hall!

Scandinavian inspired corridor and hallway

31 thoughts on “Corridor/Entrance hall – Reveal

  1. Looks really great. And how lucky you are to have such a spacious hallway. Mine is narrow and quite dark so I’m currently pondering ways to remedy that. I totally get you on the mirror front. It’s been about a year now that I’ve been searching for the perfect mirror for my living room. I’m starting to lose hope lol.

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  2. We have MANY times contemplated * annihilating * the downstairs loo in order to have more entry space but I know that it is not an option. I would have loved to have a bigger hallway so instead I marvel at what others have in their home. Great black accent wall, just what you needed here. A the copper/rust colours of your painting are beautifully echoed on the b&q copper shades. I think this hallway can be beautifully reimagined in the future by changing the shades again (maybe something rattan?) and replacing the art with a small gallery wall with black white and taupe or green colours, if you want to go even more towards the scandi style. Looks great!


    1. Thanks! I think my grandmother painting is way too precious to ever be replaced though, I’ll let the next owners reinvent it when we sell the house πŸ™‚


    1. It’s so good and can contain a lot of things! It’s meant to be a blanket box so I’m hoping our next home will be big enough that it can be in a bedroom!


  3. I love your hallway – it definitely looks like a comforting place to come home to at the end of a long day! PS totally digging the alarm pad πŸ˜‰ haha

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  4. Your hall is so lovely! I love the sheepskin, it gives it such a cosy vibe. I wish I had my own places to decorate however I wanted, but I’m renting a minuscule studio that was already furnished and decorated…One day! I’ll be looking at your posts for inspiration when the time comes:) Thanks for sharing!


    1. “Minuscule studio” don’t worry we have all been there! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind word and the day you have your own place feel free to reach out with any questions you have! πŸ™‚

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