Renovate your hallway with our modern panelling ideas

Country cottage panel hallway idea

Decorating your hallway is important for setting the scene in your home. Sometimes it’s an overlooked part of the house, however, we believe it can add so much joy when entering and leaving your home.

Keep reading to find out the best ways to decorate your hallway using popular panelling designs that are modern and on trend.

Pastel paint colour idea for your hallway panelling

Pastel panelling in the hallway
Pastel panelling in the hallway. Image source @ourhouseourhome25

Blend your paneling with a soft shade of grey/blue like ourhouseourhome25 to create a subtle yet modern look. Rather than having a bold contrast on your walls, paint both your walls and panelling the same colour to make your space flow to allow the decor break up the space.

Interior tip: add a gallery of your favourite artwork and photos to personalise your space like ourhouseourhome25 has done.

Use painted half wall panelling in your hallway and up the stairs to add colourful character

hallway panelling ideas - green panelled hallway and stairs in a victorian home

Image by @deco.dwelling uses half wall panelling on the hallway and up the stairs for a bold look. The intense green used on the panelling is Glasshouse by Farrow & Ball, which creates a glossy green look that makes the white walls pop. Furthermore, the bold interiors such as the colourful artwork and the fun piano stairs complete the look for an inviting hallway aesthetic.

Add panels under your hallway stairs to add character in aVictorian home

Under the stairs panelling in a Victorian style home
Under the stairs panelling in a Victorian style home. Image source @houseofmaram

Under your stairs can sometimes get overlooked when considering the design stage of a home improvement. A great way to add instant style and depth is to makeover your spandrel like this bold and full of character design by houseofmaram.

Interior tip: Match your spandrel panels by using colours that flow with your room. For colourful rooms like houseofmaram’s, use the same wall colours so that your stairs flow with the rest of your space.

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Mix panelling and artwork together for a welcoming hallway

Neutral colour scheme for hallway panelling
Neutral colour scheme for hallway panelling. Image source @houseontheborder

Spruce up your hallway by combining art work with your panelling to add instant character to your home. Choose a neutral colour palette like this grey and white hallway by houseontheborder then add neutral decor to make the space cozy.

Interior tip: half wall panelling is great for breaking up the space and walls in your hallway. Adding artwork will also break up sharp contrasts for a toned down look.

Related reads: how to make your own gallery wall in your home

Hallway panelling idea that doubles up as a coat rack

Double up your hallway panelling as a coat rack
Double up your hallway panelling as a coat rack. Image source @ournewbuild_avalon

For practical hallways, design your panelling to compliment the way you use the space. For example, this hallway paneling idea by ournewbuild_avalon uses the entranceway to create a statement look with panelled walls with hooks for coats and bags. This way, your space will always look stylish and full of character, even when nothing is hanging up.

Stairs and landing panelling idea

Panelling up the stairs and landing idea
Panelling up the stairs and landing idea. Image source @my_home_journey

If you’re looking to panel your hallway, why not carry on the look throughout your landing for an easy flowing look in your home? We love this elegant and minimal stairs and landing panel idea by my_home_journey that uses a neutral white and grey colour scheme to add depth.

The elegant white panels provide a modern look and the gorgeous grey walls add warmth and calm to the space.

Related reads: Cozy Grey Living Room Ideas with images

Elegant cottage panelled hallway idea

Elegant cottage panelled hallway idea
Country cottage panel hallway idea. Image source @mrskskitchen

Bring in the elegance to your cottage or country style home with panelling to add depth and texture to your entrance. mrskskitchen uses a soft grey paint on the panelled walls going up the stairs which breaks up the white in a beautiful way.

By using a soft colour for the panelling against the white walls, this draws the eye up so that the walls look longer white and gives the illusion of a more spacious entrance.

Colourful hallway panelling idea

Colourful hallway panelling idea
Colourful hallway panelling idea. Image source @claire.a.ramshaw

Brighten up your hallway with a bold colour scheme like this feminine pink panelling by claire.a.ramshaw. She effortlessly combines modern Victorian design to her entrance through pattern and texture. We love the combination of white, pink and red to create a happy space full of character. From the patterned floor, to the bold prints and matching flowers.

Interior tip: using pink tones evokes the feelings of love, romance and softness, which is perfect for setting a homely and welcoming ambience to your home.

Panelling under the stairs idea

Panelling under the stairs idea
Panelling under the stairs idea. Image source @home_by_the_sea22

Looking to add character under your stairs? Do-up the empty space with panelling to give your stairs a stylish makeover like this modern design by home_by_the_sea22.

Unused space in the home, like under your stairs can become a dumping ground or a wasted space, but this clever idea shows us how to maximise on style and practicality.

Small hallway panelling idea

Small hallway panelling idea
Small hallway panelling idea. Image source @ourhomelea

Tiny hallways can still exude with plenty of style. Take this idea by ourhomelea that spruces up the entrance with bold panelling to make the hallway pop with colour. Furthermore, the clever use of the mirror that reflects the doorway is placed perfectly to make the space feel bigger.

Interior tip: small spaces work well when contrasting colours on the wall. Paint your walls half way or 3 quarters of the way up with a bold colour then match with white or light shades to create the depth.