The Makings of a Farmhouse Style Hallway: A Design Plan

I cant wait to show y’all how we’re planning to give our boring old hallway some rustic charm with a farmhouse style hallway makeover.

The Makings of a Farmhouse Style Hallway: how we're planning to give our boring old hallway some rustic charm with a farmhouse style hallway makeover |

Good morning friends!

I’m so, so excited to finally share our first reno project of 2016!

Our boring, and frankly, rather ugly hallway space is about to a much-needed makeover.

I’m going to make this part short and sweet because, well, it’s a hallway – here’s what we’ll be starting with:

The view standing at the top of our stairs, looking left…

Farmhouse Style Hallway - Before |

Our master bedroom is behind me, my craft room to the left & our guest bath to the right. Carson’s room is down at the other end of the hall, with a guest room on either side as well.

Farmhouse Style Hallway - Before |

Just look at those peachy, pink walls. Perfect.

We’ve got ourselves a total mix of various metals and door hardware. Mixed metals might be “in”, but here lies a great example of what NOT to do.

Farmhouse Style Hallway - Before |

There’s also some pretty fancy lighting.

Farmhouse Style Hallway - Before |

And, this old thermostat might be charming (and also covered in peachy-pink paint), but it’s definitely nowhere close to efficient.

Farmhouse Style Hallway - Before |

And here’s a view from the other end, looking back to the top of the stairs (on the right) and our master bedroom at the end.

Farmhouse Style Hallway - Before |

And now, let’s knock those awful images out of your head with a look at our design plans to create a farmhouse style hallway:

The Makings of a Farmhouse Style Hallway: how we're planning to give our boring old hallway some rustic charm with a farmhouse style hallway makeover |

As you can see, there will be some board + batten, industrial lighting, farmhouse style trim, rustic artwork, fancy black hardware from Schlage and a planked ceiling to top it all off.


Sure sounds like a lot of work.

But, I have no doubt it’s going to be a pretty amazing space when we’re done with it. Well, as amazing as a hallway can be anyway.

Stay tuned my friends!

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

*UPDATE: See how it all came together in the end with our farmhouse style hallway reveal here!

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. |

And check out all of our DIY hallway projects below:


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37 thoughts on “The Makings of a Farmhouse Style Hallway: A Design Plan

  1. fun! I really like the black hardware :). The nice thing about hallways is that they’re not as overwhelming as other rooms; you can actually see the results so much quicker. We’re about to start on our hallway, too.

    1. You’re right Gretchen, it’s overwhelming to think about, but it’s definitely a smaller scale to work with, so should go pretty quickly! Thanks so much and good luck with your own hallway renovation!!!

  2. I can hardly wait to see it too. Yes, it does sound like a lot of work, but in the end it’ll be so rewarding! I’d be tempted to put a chair out there and sit awhile, just staring…..

  3. Looks like a beautiful plan! I would liked to have seen that little man Carson standing in the hall to make it a perfect picture.

  4. Hi Kristi, Loving your hallway plans. Keep focused on them – I know you’ll get there 🙂 It’ll be worth it in the end. Good luck with it all – look forward to seeing your reveal! Also hoping to tackle our hall landing and stairs this yr… seems a long way off right now…

    1. Thank you Brenda! YES, I’m obsessed with Fixer Upper and Joanna’s beautiful style!!! You’ve got me all figured out already. 😉 Thanks so much!

  5. LOL! We have matching thermostats! We are hoping to replace it this spring when we update our living room! Love your design choices-can’t wait to see the finished space!!

    1. Thank you CD! It’s definitely time for it to go … it’s actually all in Fahrenheit (which is like a foreign language for us here in Canada). Thanks again!

  6. Kristi,
    You have an amazing inspirational board, dear one!
    Forgetting what lies behind, stay focused on the prize ahead!
    This could be the start of something b i g!

    1. You are so super sweet! It’s been a LONG day of painting, caulking, planking, and of course wrangling a toddler through it all – this is just what I needed to see at this moment! Thank you so much Pat! xo

  7. I love your vision, I think it’s going to be great. Looking forward to seeing the finished reality.

  8. Love the farmhouse style. I think you have some great ideas! The finishes are pretty — love the cabinet and light! I’ve started incorporating the farmhouse style into my home too. It is so easy to add with a modern twist. Good luck on your project. Visiting from Link Palooza 😀 Happy I found you!

  9. Love your plans for the hallway! I really need to get our hallway into shape. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing at The Creative Circle. You’re one of my faves!! xoxo

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