A dark, hallway seems to loom before you and presents an interesting decorating challenge. You want to brighten it up and make it seem more open without breaking down the walls, then use hallway mirrors. Hallway mirrors give the illusion of greater space, so make use of them. Hallway mirrors reflect light, so they make the area brighter as well. The best way to do this is with a large, ornate mirror at the end of the hallway. Alternatively, you can create a collection of small mirrors with an interesting shape. These hallway mirrors will reflect the natural light at the end of the hallway, making things look more open. Or is your hallway is near your home’s entrance, place a mirror so it’s opposite the front door where it can reflect any natural light that comes through it. You can opt for a floor-to-ceiling mirror for maximum light reflection or hang a smaller mirror higher on the wall over a console table.
For a funky look, hang a collection of small vintage hallway mirrors. If your hallway isn’t near a door, place the mirror opposite a window or light fixture to take full advantage of the brightening effect. Keep in mind that if you’re placing a mirror at the end of the hallway, it’s best to use a mirror that’s as wide as possible so it fills the entire wall to make the hall look as wide as possible.