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Inspiration and Ideas for Hallway Panelling

While panelling looks beautiful and is timeless, it’s actually incredibly practical for hallways too. Typically busy spaces, particularly in the case of entrance halls, hallway panelling is a great way to protect walls from scuffs and will generally cope much better with everyday life than simple painted walls. Great for reintroducing traditional features in period properties, hallway panels can also add character to contemporary homes too.

If you’re considering updating your hallway, read on to discover inspiration and ideas for hallway panelling, to help you finalise your concept…

Go for a Traditional Shaker Style

Shaker style panelling is a great option as it’s a traditional look that also has a modern feel to it too. More simple than other panelling styles, shaker panelling involves using flat panelling strips evenly spaced to create a simple pattern. Shaker panelling is typically to everyone’s taste, and you can decide how bold you want to go by finishing the look by painting your panelling in a colour of your choice.

To make creating your own shaker style panelling for hallways easy, try out panelling kit creator. Simply input the dimensions of your wall and we can provide you with an instant quote. If you decide to go ahead, you will receive your panelling kit ready to be installed in your hallway – no cutting needed, and you can even opt to receive your panels ready primed too.

Add a bold Pop of Colour

The hallway is often the first chance to make a great first impression when guests step into your home. If you’ve decided to go for half wall panelling, ending at dado rail height, this presents a great opportunity to add a splash of colour to your space. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the options here. For small and narrow hallways, try lighter colours to keep the space as bright and open as possible. If you are blessed with a large entrance hall, experiment with dark and rich tones to create a striking and atmospheric space.

Go for Floor-to-Ceiling Colour

Whether you’ve installed floor-to-ceiling hallway panels or half wall panelling, painting the whole wall the same colour will create a contemporary finish to this traditional style. A bright or dark colour will really make a statement, whereas a lighter shade will add interest for you to layer upon with artwork and stylish floor tiles.


If you are painting your panelling, don’t forget to prime MDF panels first. Once primed, you can use any walls and ceilings paint, which is helpful if the backing to your panelling is your walls, rather than backboard and means you don’t have to buy separate paints to achieve the same all over colour. We offer a priming service, which is free when you buy any of our wall panelling kits.

Ready to get started and transform your hallway? Shop our collection of wall panelling strips now.

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