As an interior designer, I get asked specific questions a lot, and I must say that I enjoy responding to help clients with anything that might have been a challenge before I arrived. When I see the relief on their faces, it is beyond priceless! However, one question that continually comes up often when dealing with a dead-end is when there is a wall instead of a door at the end of a hallway, how can it become statement-making? Before anything, there must be a focal point incorporated. Moreover, to blend the space in with the rest of the home, again – add a focal point. It will create an immediate statement as well as add the right amount of wow factor.
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, it can stand-alone, on 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. Placing decorative objects, or a piece of furniture at the end of a hallway will 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.