As an interior designer, I get asked specific questions a lot. Moreover, one of them is, at the end of a hallway, there should be what? When the end of a hall has a wall instead of a door, there must be a focal point incorporated. As an interior designer, I love responding to small challenges such as a dead-end hallway. At the end of a hall, there should be what? "A focal point that will make a powerful statement as well as create the right amount of wow factor that blends the hallway in with the rest of the home."
The following can easily be incorporated; a unique & stylish accent chair, bold abstract art or a selection of grouped art (include unique lighting to enhance the artwork). Pedestal(s) with a beautiful vase, urn which can display a flower arrangement, or a large mirror or grouped mirrors in different shapes and sizes. Also, if there is a window at the end of a hallway, display a console table and add a plant which will get ample sunlight. However, the primary goal of placing decorative objects or a piece of furniture at the end of a hallway is to distract from the overall length. When using creativity to solve the problem of a long hallway, the possibilities can be endless. Check out some creative solutions below and let that much-needed hallway dilemma become a thing of the past.
Important note: Always make sure ample lighting is throughout any hallway.
As an interior designer, I make sure that I go outside the box when designing. So, my favorite images are 3 and 8. A waterfall paired with fire is a powerful statement (Image 3). Using the exterior view to create a dramatic focal point throughout the hallway is a definite wow factor (Image 8).