I get asked the following question a lot. At the end of the hallway, there should be what??? When the end of the hallway 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 the hallway, 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 long 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, pedestal(s) with a beautiful vase or urn which can display a flower arrangement, large mirror or grouped mirrors in different shapes and sizes. Also, if there is a window at the end of the hallway, display a console table and add a plant which will get ample sunlight. However, the main goal of placing decorative objects or a piece of furniture at the end of the 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.
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 for the hallway is a definite wow factor (Image 8).
Credits: Morgante Wilson Architects, Ziger/Snead Architects, Interiors by Steven G, Powell/Kleinschmidt, Inc., John Sutton Photography, Jennifer Bevan Interiors, Oliver Burns, and Carnie Nicholson, RBB, BIC, HL1 Director.