Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Decorating Doorways & Focusing Attention on Openings

Sometimes you just want to decorate a doorway, opening or even try to separate two rooms visually. Here is just another way. Pictured above is a large rod iron corner. These are widely available in retail stores, especially lately. They come in wood, metal and even Stained Glass. I made a pair out of Stained Glass a few years ago but I've also seen them for sale on Ebay. This particular pair pictured just needs the screws painted to match and then they will blend right into the corners.

Here you see both corners creating a finished look in a large room opening. I kept these white but obviously they could easily be painted.

Here the corners are made of wood. I added some extra trim to these to make them larger and provide more of an impact.These were used to visually separate a dining room from a foyer. This little trick really works too.

To the right are corners used just for decoration. They just add a little "extra" to the door opening.

Take a look around and see if any of these decorative corners could be used in your home.

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  1. Definitely a "corner" most don't consider decorating! I love it! Can you come decorate my house in Houston?

  2. That's a great idea, and so very pretty! I would never have thought of it in a million years. Thanks for the terrific inspiration!

  3. Thanks for all the comments! These corners can add interest to an opening or doorway and can help visually divide a room from another.