Option 1 or Option 2.
Here are the two hallway options we talked about. I have done a rough estimate for the cost for both options. Option 1: ~$2000 vs Option 2: ~$5100. For both options I have given very conservative estimates for the cost of doing the gallery wall and other aspects that we have not nailed down yet (runner choice, baskets, custom closet accessories etc). I also did not include the cost of lighting. I like your flush mount lights and the only extra I might add for lighting is some LED lighting in the reading nook ~$300 in material. I'd like to know which option you prefer before moving forward with final selections. For some inspiration photos please see the Pinterest Board.