As an interior designer, I get asked specific questions a lot, and I must say that I love responding to the challenges as well. However, there is one that seems to come up often when dealing with dead ends such as, when there is a wall instead of a door at the end of a hall or hallway, how can it become statement making? Before anything, there must be a focal point incorporated. Moreover, to blend this space in with the rest of the home, a focal point that will make an immediate statement as well as create the right amount of wow factor will need to be in place.
The following can easily be incorporated:
• A unique and stylish accent chair
• Bold abstract art or a selection of grouped art (always include unique lighting to enhance the artwork)
• Pedestal(s) with a beautiful vase or urn, which can display a flower arrangement
• A large mirror or grouped mirrors in different colors, shapes, and sizes
• Over-sized statue (depending on the size, use a table or shelf as a base)
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. 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 getting creative, the possibilities are endless. Check out some design solutions below and let this design dilemma become a thing of the past.
Safety Tip: Always make sure ample lighting is throughout any hall or hallway.
My favorite photos are 3 and 8. A waterfall paired with fire is a powerful statement. Also, using the exterior view to create a dramatic focal point is a definite wow factor.