Deck the Halls – Festive Hallway Decorating

Always there but often forgotten, the hallway is a space that can be easily neglected when decorating your home for Christmas. While the living room becomes a hub of festivity, adorned with lights and baubles, its adjoining cousin is often left dark and dreary. But decorating your hallway needn’t be an afterthought – here, we’ve gathered our top tips on how to make your entrance a warm and inviting space this Christmas.


1. Start with a wreath

Wreath on a door

Though not technically a part of the hallway, your front door can still be dressed up for Christmas. As friends and family flock to your home this winter, welcome them with fresh eucalyptus and pine for a display that smells as good as it looks.


2. Hallway door dressing

Doorframe with garland
Image credit: Danielle Moss

While we’re on the subject of doors, don’t neglect any adjoining doors or arches in your Christmas hallway decorating. String fairy lights or garlands around the frames for an easy yet effective decoration.


3. Bannister decor

Festive bannister
Image credit: Spike Powell

Stairs are the perfect place to roll out some festive trimmings. Try weaving a garland along the bannister, or hanging small baubles in the gaps between the railings for a subtly Christmassy look.


4. Try a tree

Christmas hallway
Image credit: Anna Truelsen

Though your main tree will most likely take pride of place in the living room, there’s nothing wrong with having a secondary tree in your hallway. A small, potted fir will look sufficiently festive, without taking up too much valuable floor space.


5. Cosy floors

Rug on hallway floor
Image credit: The Wood Grain Cottage

Wooden and tiled floors can appear spartan in winter – add a cosy finish with some scattered rugs. Deep jewel tones are warming, while lighter neutral tones will create an air of calm. Read more on how to stay calm this December in our Scandi Christmas article.


6. Festive scents

Festive sideboard

Though not a decoration per se, having a festive fragrance fill your hallway is a surefire way to get you in the Christmas mood. We love the Skandinavisk Jul scented candle, with notes of baked gingerbread, honey, cloves, and glogg.


7. Window dressing

Candles in window

Tradition states that a candle in the window is a way of letting visitors know that they are welcome in your home at Christmas. Layer up your sills with fresh foliage, scattered decorations, and candles for a great way to bring some festive cheer to an otherwise empty space.


8. Sideboard style

Festive sideboard

Got a sideboard in your hallway? Make the most of it with a small festive display. Mix and match materials for a curated look – we love the combination of raw natural wood and shiny metallics.


Feelings inspired? Explore our festive decor Pinterest board for more ideas for your home this Christmas.

Kate Richmond

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