Keep Hallways Neutral. "Think of hallways as palate cleansers -- the sorbet that's served before diving into the next course. Keeping them neutral allows you to branch into any color in rooms that flow off them." --Barry Dixon, Washington, D.
Glass door, lots of light The entry in a Victorian townhouse in Southwest London features decorative original stained glass windows, along with ornate cornicing. Photo: Andy Haslam for The New York Times