Too much space isn’t usually a problem but in these spaces, it can add to the sense of hollowness.
To be successful hallway decorating ideas should allow easy movement as well as make storing your coats, bags, and shoes (sports equipment, keys, Wellington boots…) easy. Smart hallway furniture choices can help with this.
Try a long, lean bench with shoe storage underneath, or for vintage chic points add in an old-school gym bench.
Hallway paint colours can be used to make a large space seem less overwhelming: try decorating with contrast by painting horizontal bands of complementary hues instead of a plain wall.
Instead of a cramped, overstuffed coat rail, spread out hooks at different heights along one wall and annotate each with picture frames of family members.
It might just encourage the youngest (or teenage) members of the family to hang up school bags.