In order to make a long narrow corridor wider and shorter, distracting and manipulating the eye is key. When we walk through a long hallway, our eyes tends to follow its length, making the space seem even more narrow than it is. However there are ways our eyes can be redirected to diminish that railroad effect.
For very narrow hallways, we recommend adding horizontal lines along the walls to make it seem wider and more spacious. The horizontal lines don’t necessarily have to be geometrical and well-divided as pictured here, they can also be organic and wave-like.
We hope you’ve been inspired by the design ideas for hallways here. For more articles like these, have a look at 18 welcoming entrances for Indian homes.