281 Hallway Light Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

The foyer features original Baltic pine floorboards, which were hidden beneath carpeting, while the high window bathes the space in light.
Polyester corrugated sheets wrap the entry of Otten's project "à la façon française." "Working with industrial materials is an idea I’m exploring as well," he says.
The bookcase is suspended from a bright yellow structural frame that runs the length of the apartment and down the hallway.
A small portion of the hallway remains and leads to the unit's two bedrooms.
The team installed a more appropriately scaled staircase so that the foyer is a proper entry point to the house. The radial ceiling trim accents a new chandelier.
At the upper two levels, footbridges connect the two sides of the building and don’t detract from the open air space.
A coat of white paint lightens up the scheme, as do the polished travertine floor tiles.
At the opposite end of the long hallway, another round mirror hangs in the master bathroom.
The timber slatted dividers serve double duty by supporting bookshelves in the living room and coat hooks at the entry.
Large cabinets along a corridor underneath the loft provide storage for the minimalist bedrooms.
A wooden ladder provides access to the loft, which sits in the middle of the cabin and divides the public areas from the private.
A new skylight infuses the grand entrance corridor with natural light. Here, old and new meet as zones transition from private to social spaces.
The handblown glass and brass pendant lighting in the hallway is by Douglas & Bec.
A lovely hallway vignette consists of a Karl Springer console and a mirror from Fontana Arte.
Clerestory windows allow sunlight to filter into all of the rooms in the apartment. Steel sconces with a gold finish lend a sophisticated touch to the otherwise restrained palette.
Designer Sergio Bonaque reversed years of neglect to transform Lucía Flors and Carlos Leiva’s gloomy Valencia flat into a light-filled apartment.
A neat, timber-framed niche at the entrance allows occupants to take their shoes off and keep them in the mud room across the hallway before proceeding to the house’s main spaces.
The skylight allows glimpses of sky from multiple points below. The second level is dedicated to bedroom suites.
The main floor powder room is behind the wall.
“We tried to open up views to the the side yard as much as possible, while placing windows in areas where you don’t necessarily need to draw your blinds,” says Radutny. This collection of irons belonged to the client’s father, who was an industrial designer.
At the entry, the staircase takes on a sculptural quality and integrates a built-in bench. On the right, the home’s preserved brick is revealed. On the left, a window captures the exterior brick of a neighbor. “We created these moments where the inside and the outside start to blend together,” says Radutny.
A big draw when Jenny and Allie bought the cabin were the huge windows in the main living area. The flooring was all replaced, but the knotty pine paneling was left in place in order to maintain the home's authentic Vermont charm.
The designers wrapped the door in cabinetry to create more storage opportunities.
The angled entry foyer is wrapped in plywood with concealed access to roof storage spaces. Built-in seating provides storage for daily wares and a spot to put on shoes and drop school bags.
A skylight inset into the tiled roof brings light into the interior.
A corridor and exterior roof terraces connect the addition to the existing building.
The Edwardian hallway arch had been removed from the original home, and the design team was determined to reinstate it in the renovation. When the project became a new build, they decided to continue with the reinstatement of the arch in a more contemporary way. “We have played with CNC in the past, and the outcomes have been successful,” says Spencer. “So, we decided to create an arch that undulates in the x, y and z planes.”
A plywood vestibule serves as a transition space between the private areas (including the bedrooms) and the public living areas.
Custom furniture by Mecanismo also helps delineate spaces. Here, a long cabinet not only divides the entry from the living room, but also adds significant storage space.
The entrance to the home—the genkan—is where guests remove their shoes in a Japanese house. Here, it conveniently features built-in storage cabinets.
The view down the hall to the office shows how the spaces flow together.
The white backdrop lets the black accents and wood grain in the pale, white-washed flooring stand out. A frameless glass railing melds with the surroundings.
A 15-foot door with a stepped top edge joins the stepped ceiling, and closes the master bedroom to the rest of the home.
“When I walk through the house, I remember putting the plywood on the ceilings, which was not fun at all. But there’s a satisfaction in having been part of that process,” notes Craig.
Opposite the desk, steps lead up to the master bedroom.
The tiles in the upstairs bathroom are Memory of Cerim from Florim.
The library features bespoke shelving built by Featherstone Young and natural sisal carpeting.
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The screen extends up to a skylight, which sheds sunlight on the staircase.
A vertical grain fir wood screen separates the stairs from the main living area. The credenza and shelving are original to the house.
LeBlanc wanted to highlight the airy feel of the home, so he took out the original corridor and opened up the dining room and kitchen to provide views from the front of the home to the back garden.
Riserless stairways connect the home’s three levels while allowing light to filter down below.
Large windows provide views to the courtyard while drawing in plentiful daylight.  Aballs Wall Sconces from Parachilna march down the hallway to a small office space with built-ins.
A marble-wrapped sink is mounted in a hall niche to fashion a lovely vignette at the end of a corridor.
The negative space is awash with light and shadow.
Built in storage keeps the entryway clear of clutter.
Clerestory windows bring additional natural light into the home.
The entrance hallway features tiles from the Puzzle collection by Barber Osgerby for Mutina. The original staircase has been over-clad with Douglas fir timber that matches the timber used in the new flooring on the ground floor.
The entrance hallway is visible from the living room.
The kitchen, located in the center of the home, has white millwork and cabinetry that contrast with brick-clad walls.
Framed view of birch trees through family room
Walls, ceilings, and floorings are clad in warm white oak sourced from a small mill in Pennsylvania.
A view of the hallway with the colored skylights.
A view of the entry way and formal living room. The space features a neutral color palette and warm hardwood flooring.
The glass addition connects to the renovated stables building via the hallway. Floors are pale-stained American oak.
The foyer was decorated simply with a stainless-steel bench, vintage rug, and vintage light fixture. "The hand-blown glass fixture has this beautiful, iridescent quality at different angles," Flam says.  "It's enough to offset the room without cluttering it."

More than a way to get from point A to point B, modern hallways are important transitional spaces that connect both rooms and people. A well-designed hallway maximizes our experience of moving between activities and stages of the day. The photos below showcase some outstanding examples with various flooring options from hardwood to concrete.