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How Should I Decorate a Hallway with a Door in the Middle?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 19, 2021

Hi Jamie,

With the way the hallway is laid out I would suggest to keep the sides symmetrical for a good balance. I have a couple of options you could implement to update you space...

Hi Cheryl,

Yes! I think you are on the right track! An L-shaped sectional would give you much more space for lounging and seats and fit the off-centered fireplace m...

Hi Kully,

To save your ceiling wallpaper, adding a beam or trim to seperate the spaces will help define the differing spaces and would look great! You could continue with a different wallpaper, leave it plain, or add a wood detail like planks on the ceiling that would pair well with the exisit...

Hi Christina,

Without a picture of your space, it is hard to give you specific advice however I can give you more general advice. Feel free to submit another question or a follow up if the general advice doesn't give you enough direction.

For hanging something on a stone wall, with the unev...

Hi Amy,

You've got a lot of gray going on in the space so bringing in color through rugs and decor is a great way to break up the gray. Tying in pops of blue and gr...

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What do I do with an Off-Centered Wall?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • MAR 16, 2021

Hi Paula,

Adding in a mirror to the wall where you are thinking would definetly make it feel centered in the space with your sofa. But to feel in the empty space of the left side, I would suggest to add in a chair if there is space with a big plant in the corner. If there isn't enough space for that, three bookshelves centered on the wall would work ni...

Hi Irene,

Love the lighter feel you have going on with your space, the warmth of the wood adds a cozy and inviting feel. To keep with this light and airy look, goin...

Hi Joel,

The difference between 1" and 3/4" is not much, however if you wanted to keep it the same width as the other supports for visual preference that would keep it looking balanced and symmetrical - if it is the same material all around. However if the top is a different material as the re...

Hi Varisha,

Love the statement of your herringbone floors. Neutral colors mixed with metals and woods would give you that warm modern look you are wanting. I w...

Hi Rachel,

The color pattern you are leaning towards gives you a glam feel in the space. Its classy and elegant choice. I personally like the tile with more viening...

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