The best modern hallway ideas from architects, interior designers and other experts

Modern hallway with curved staircase and curved walls
Modern hallway ideas include using light to illuminate the space (Image credit: Robert Daly/ Getty Images)

These modern hallway ideas look at how to create a space for your home that is elegant yet practical.

Getting your hallway lighting right is a good starting point, according to award-winning architect Paul Weston. And there are several tricks you can try to eliminate shadows and illuminate every inch of your space to make it appear larger and more welcoming. 

Amy Willis
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Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.