Dark, uninviting hallway? Transform the space to feel light, airy and welcoming with just a few painting tricks. Bright, light-reflecting colours like cream, primrose yellow and brilliant white will trick the eye into thinking the area is brighter and airier than it actually is. They’ll also help to reflect the natural light that filters in throughout the day and enhance the artificial light during evening hours, too.

An eye-catching focal point at the end of the hallway is a clever way to draw the eye away from the walls and add extra interest. A striking piece of artwork or mirror will give the illusion of a brighter end to the space or, if you want to get creative with colour, paint a feature panel or use masking tape to create dramatic stripes.

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