Let's take a look on how you can actually convert a hallway into a commodious area!
Article taken off bbc.co.uk
Sunshine Staircase and Hallway
The bright yellow walls are complimented by a dado rail and wallpaper, to echo the hall's Victorian features.
Strip the walls, fill the gaps and then paint the walls a bright sunshine yellow.
Attach a dado rail at waist height on the wall. Below the rail, paste thick embossed paper to simulate a Victorian look. Paint the rail and the wallpaper white.
Remove the old stair and hall carpet. Strip the floorboards in the entrance hall and coat with a mix of 50% varnish, 50% white spirit for natural look.
Put down a new stair carpet. Choose a deep blue to add warmth to the floor area.
Complete the look with a pine framed mirror and white church candles.