Wallpaper in the corridor of the apartment: 30+ options for a welcoming hallway design

Soft blue, gray and white in small drawing

Soft blue, gray and white in small drawing

Content

  • Wallpaper in the corridor: select the material
  • Correcting space
  • Wallpaper drawing: what is suitable for the corridor?

Often, the finishing of the corridor is carried out according to the residual method – the room is not the largest and does not seem to be the most important. At the same time, the fact that the corridor and the hallway are the first rooms that your guests get into are somehow ignored. And the first impression, no matter what they say, is very strong..

Geometric light iridescent pattern on a dark blue background, in the style of the 20s - just perfect for wallpaper in the corridor

Geometric light iridescent pattern on a dark blue background, in the style of the 20s – just perfect for wallpaper in the corridor

Wallpapers that imitate or remotely resemble natural textures, without a pronounced pattern, are good for modern styles

Wallpapers that imitate or remotely resemble natural textures, without a pronounced pattern, are good for modern styles

Light gray wallpaper with small flowers looks quite familiar and traditionally in corridor gray wallpaper with small flowers looks quite familiar in the corridor

Light gray wallpaper with small flowers looks quite familiar and traditional in the corridor

Geometric pattern that does not contrast with the main background is the most correct background for bright accessories, paintings and other interior items

Geometric pattern that does not contrast with the main background is the most correct background for bright accessories, paintings and other interior items

Wallpaper in the corridor: select the material

The corridor is a very specific place, it has the greatest contact with the street, and it can be safely identified as an area with an increased risk of pollution. Therefore, wallpaper must meet two operational requirements – be resistant to various influences (moisture, dust, temperature changes, mechanical damage) and easy to clean. Therefore, textile and paper wallpapers can be safely put aside. If they are needed in the corridor, then only in the form of small decorative inserts.

Decadent Mood: Vertical Striped Wallpaper

Decadent Mood: Vertical Striped Wallpaper

Wallpaper in the corridor of the apartment. Black and white abstract intersections of lines plus golden color in accessories and delicate female profiles on canvases - all this sets the mood of art deco even in a modern apartment or house.

Black and white abstract intersections of lines plus golden color in accessories and delicate female profiles on canvases – all this sets the mood of art deco even in a modern apartment or house.

For the design of the corridor, the following are better suited:

  • washable wallpaper is the simplest and most inexpensive, and therefore a common option. When buying, you should pay attention to the level of water resistance, it differs significantly – some wallpapers can only be wiped with a damp soft sponge (not the best option for a corridor), others can even withstand soaping with a brush
  • vinyl – durable, resistant to mechanical stress, not torn and easy to clean, insensitive to chemical detergents
  • wallpaper for painting – will help to qualitatively hide the existing small irregularities on the walls
  • glass wallpaper – after pasting can be painted in any color. Very resistant to mechanical stress – stubborn dirt can be removed even with a brush

Such a pattern is unique in that it suits completely different styles: both for a budget finish in a modern, not overloaded style, and for an art deco setting.

Such a pattern is unique in that it suits completely different styles: both for a budget finish in a modern, not overloaded style, and for an art deco setting.

Urban content in bright

Urban content in bright “artificial” colors and grunge wallpaper

  • cork wallpaper is an option for those who prioritize the environmental friendliness of the material. The cork layer is easy to clean, washable, shock and scratch resistant. It has a pleasant texture and an interesting color scheme with unusual splashes. Their disadvantage is that the cork reflects the light weakly, actively absorbing it, so this type of wallpaper is suitable only for well-lit, light corridors.
  • liquid wallpaper – the ability to simultaneously solve two problems – to level the walls and get an aesthetically pleasing and convenient coating in the future. A vacuum cleaner can collect dust from it, and if varnished, wipe it with a damp sponge.

Advice! Wallpaper in the corridor of an apartment with applied vinyl chips helps to make imperfections visually almost invisible.

Scandinavian apartment with a very narrow entrance hall. There is no room for furniture, so wallpaper plays the main and only role in the decor.

Scandinavian apartment with a very narrow entrance hall. There is no room for furniture, so wallpaper plays the main and only role in the decor.

Correcting space

By choosing the right wallpaper, you can visually correct some of the corridor’s shortcomings – the height of the walls, small volume, low light:

  • so that a small corridor (namely such a corridor in most apartments) does not additionally decrease, it is worth abandoning wallpaper with a large pattern, choosing, for example, wallpaper with very small flowers
  • a low ceiling can be visually raised by using wallpaper with vertical stripes. However, this technique should be abandoned in a narrow corridor – the vertical stripes will visually make it even narrower
  • a horizontal stripe on the wallpaper will help to optically lengthen the room a little

The neutral atmosphere of a small hall can be diluted with unexpected inserts, bright and almost psychedelic, like the drawing on the entire wall in the photo.

The neutral atmosphere of a small hall can be diluted with unexpected inserts, bright and almost psychedelic, like the drawing on the entire wall in the photo.

Advice! In case of insufficient illumination of the corridor, you should abandon the wallpaper, kept in dark colors, preferring light shades to them. The corridor will become lighter, although any blots on them will be more noticeable..

Gray wallpaper on one of the walls in the corridor looks quite modern in combination with a bright red door.

Gray wallpaper on one of the walls in the corridor looks quite modern in combination with a bright red door.

Unusual solution for the corridor - purple wallpaper with a kaleidoscopic pattern and monochromatic, differing by three or four tones; solution for the corridor - purple wallpaper with a kaleidoscopic pattern

An unusual solution for the corridor – purple wallpaper with a kaleidoscopic pattern and monochromatic, differing by three to four tones

Such wallpapers in the corridor are quite popular, as they are quite neutral, but decorative too.

Such wallpapers in the corridor are quite popular, as they are quite neutral, but decorative too.

Wallpaper drawing: what is suitable for the corridor?

We have already spoken a little about the importance of the picture above – a correctly selected ornament will help to visually hide some flaws and emphasize the advantages.

The simplest solution is plain wallpaper, which will be the perfect backdrop for wall decor, mirrors and furniture. One drawback is that any dirt or scratch on plain wallpaper is much more visible than on a surface with an ornament. That is why, when choosing a plain wallpaper, you should choose an option of at least an average degree of resistance to washing and cleaning..

Black and white wallpaper in a modern hallway

Black and white wallpaper in a modern hallway

Pale, modest tones, but catchy floral design - home decoration in a transitional style

Pale, modest tones, but catchy floral design – home decoration in a transitional style

Delicate tones of feminine Rococo decor and large dressing table

Delicate tones of feminine Rococo decor and large dressing table

The colored pattern on the wallpaper in the corridor looks quite fresh

The colored pattern on the wallpaper in the corridor looks fresh enough

Consider other options:

  • wallpaper with abstract patterns is very practical, abstract stains perfectly hide small damages, dirt, stripes and scratches. In addition, they are more original and characteristic, which will immediately present you to the guests in a positive light.
  • imitation – textured wallpaper imitating brick, stone, wood, leather and other natural materials. Undoubtedly, these textures are very interesting, but you need to use them carefully. For example, if textured wallpaper is used as a background glue, then it should be soft and with a calm texture. Otherwise, they will focus on themselves. Therefore, wallpaper in the style of “leopard skin” in the corridor will be clearly out of place, giving way to “ostrich skin” or monochrome “snake skin”
  • panels are a fairly traditional option for finishing the corridor, which fully justifies itself from both practical (functional) and aesthetic points of view. “Dark” bottom helps to better hide dirt and small defects, light top – to add light to the room. To obtain a “panel” type of pasting, wallpapers of different shades from the same collection are most often used. To separate the wallpaper, use either a decorative frieze or a polyurethane molding.

The blue pattern on the white wallpaper in the corridor is complemented by a blue mirror frame and a blue and white vase under an antique porcelain for umbrellas

The blue pattern on the white wallpaper in the corridor is complemented by a blue mirror frame and a blue and white vase under an antique porcelain for umbrellas

A few more ideas: