Last June, we updated the look of the hallway in this holiday home in the Bay of Arcachon. So today I would like to show you the BEFORE and AFTER photos so you can see how easily you could transform your home with a bit of paint and elbow grease. READ ON…
*MOVE THE CURSOR SIDEWAYS TO SEE BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS BELOW*
As you can see from the AFTER photo, this hallway was pretty ugly :-) It’s a house with good bones and healthy walls but at the time, it was dark and cluttered when in fact, the house is east facing and all the rooms benefit from a very nice light all day long.
Needless to say that the first thing I did when we bought the house ten years ago just before I gave birth to Mila, was to take this ugly, yellow wallpaper off and paint the walls in white.
In fact, I painted the whole house in white and my water broke when I was on top of the ladder painting the kitchen but that’s another story…[image-comparator left=”http://karinecandicekong.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Couloir-cazaux-1.jpg” right=”http://karinecandicekong.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/couloirAFTER.jpg” width=”100%” left_alt=”Hallway renovations AFTER” right_alt=”Hallway renovations BEFORE” classes=”overlayed_slider”][/image-comparator]I also changed the old lights for something more modern with two Norm 06 pendant lights by Normann Copenhagen and we left the tiled flooring as it was until last June.
The existing tiled floor was in very good condition but unfortunately, the tiles were black & white tiles in the lounge, brown in the kitchen and red & white tiles in the hallway and three bedrooms.
Visually, it wasn’t great and as I like things to be soothing and calming, in June last year, we covered the tiles with a vinyl flooring bought in France. Sold as planks, it was very easy to cut and lay down (the colour we bought seems no longer available). My advice though is don’t go too light because the light hues look very plasticky. We opted for a chesnut colour which looks pretty nice considering it’s vinyl and the space now flows nicely from one room to another.
Do you want to see more renovation projects or more hallways ideas? Have you one to share?
SHOP FOR LIGHTING