How can I decorate a hall way to incorporate it into the room?
You pass this wall as a hallway as you walk through the living room into the rest of the house. In other words, the wall is on your right side, the living room is totally on the left as you walk straight ahead into the kitchen and family room. I believe it was supposed to be used as a dining room, but we already have enough eating places and chose to use it as a formal living room. There are arches at either end of the wall designating the beginning and end to the room, but I want the wall to be more a part of the room than just a wall you pass by as you stroll through - and yet, I can't make anything stick out too far from it or passersby will be tripped up. I have runner rugs down now denoting the path and a sofa table with a floral arrangement on the table against the wall. It doesn't stick out very far. But, it doesn't say, "Hello, include me!" either.... Any ideas?
View from front door into family room as you pass wall on right, formal living room on left. Picture is of wall to be incorporated into formal living room.
View of wall to be incorporated into formal living room as you approach front door. Wall on left, formal living room on right. Picture is of wall to be incorporated with table and lamp against it.