The hallway. It's a necessary in pretty much every house but it's such a waste of space. Our hallway is so wide that it could almost pass as another bedroom and in a house as small as ours you have to wonder why they wasted some of that precious space on a bloody huge hall!
It's also a frustrating room to decorate because it's long and skinny. I've used our hallway as a bit of a gallery for all our photos and the long church pew doesn't impose on the space too much. It's also a good place for sitting on whilst getting on your shoes (or waiting for someone to get out of the bathroom!?)
In the near future I plan on putting an attic ladder into the ceiling of the hallway and creating another room/storage space up in the high pitch of the roof. This will be valuable for us as we're always looking for more storage and when you have a small house, it can look cluttered easily when you have bits and pieces stuffed everywhere. Having the extra room in the ceiling will be awesome. Having the wide hallway is a good thing in this case because the ladder shouldn't get in the way too much when it's down.
I purchased the Eames Hang It All from clickonfurniture.com.au and it goes right next to the front door which is handy for plonking your handbag and coat on when you get in the door.
As simple as putting a picture on the wall sounds, there is still a bit of a art to it. I believe in grouping your photos for best effect. Hence why there is one big frame and then two identical ones next to it. It sort of balances it out and would look funny if there was one big and then only one small frame next to it.
On the other side of the hall I have done the same thing and grouped the frames together AND yes, I do have a glass front door. Weird and a little show pony you may be thinking. I thought that when I moved in (I didn't put the door in, it was the previous owner) but when the sun comes around in the afternoon you can understand why he did it. It lights up the hall and into the back of the house in a lovely way.
This is Ewan's bedroom door with a little sparrow sticker keeping a watch over it!
At the end of the hallway is a deceptive little cupboard which when you open it, you realise is a whole lot more than a cupboard, it's Roge's "man cave"! We only have a two bedroom house and when we realised there was a baby on the way, we had to find a new place for all Roge's studio gear and office stuff. Hence, we built it into a cupboard and the beauty of that is that when I don't want to see all the mess in there, I can close the doors. Brilliant if I do say so myself! Recently for his birthday I brought him a disco ball to put up in it but it hasn't been taken out of the box yet! I'll have to get him onto that.
So there you have it, another of our rooms (if you can call it that). If you haven't already looked at my other rooms, check out the lounge and kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. Plus Ewan's room of course! Hopefully there is some inspiration in there for you somewhere.