How do I decorate a dark corner?

Helene Delgado
by Helene Delgado
I have an L shape hallway leading to 2 spare bedrooms in my house. The hallway is very dark. I’m looking for ideas to decorate the corner. I ordered some corner floating shelves but they did not fit because it is a weird angle. It’s hard to find a table that would fit. My plan was to add a table and a lamp. Because it is a large space I would like this corner to be grand and provide much needed light to the area. Suggestions?
q how do i decorate a dark corner
This is the corner looking out from one of the guest rooms.
q how do i decorate a dark corner
This is the corner viewed from the main foyer
  12 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 18, 2017
    You can get a small angled metal plant stand and decorate accordingly

  • Big lulu Big lulu on Oct 18, 2017
    I'm sorry but this back corner in a hall where the doors open out is not a place to do "grand".
    Hall walls are a great place for photo galleries.

  • Fri30984647 Fri30984647 on Oct 18, 2017
    Mirrors. Use different shapes and sizes.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Oct 18, 2017
    how about a large mirror in the space, possibly with a floor lamp in the corner and/or silk plant...or you could have a subtle picture lamp put over the mirror, the light would reflect off the mirror and brighten the space

  • Ken Ken on Oct 18, 2017
    On one of these sites I saw a project where they took an old window and hung it on the wall with spacers to bring it out a half-inch or so. On the back they installed LED lighting so that you could not see the bulbs but the light reflected from the wall and outlined the frame in light both on the inside and outside. The big issue is in how to power the lights because there is probably no outlet in that corner. They had a solution for that but I don't remember what they did. It looked great.

    • My caren My caren on Oct 20, 2017
      I saw the same one with the lighred window and that would be perfect for this hallway!

  • Helene Delgado Helene Delgado on Oct 18, 2017
    Great idea! Thanks!

  • Dee Gonyea Dee Gonyea on Oct 18, 2017
    How about a pinup or swag style lamp, hung kind of high, with a wall mirror on one of the walls, and a different shaped fabric wall hanging on the other. It doesn't seem like there's enough space for a table there.

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    • Helene Delgado Helene Delgado on Oct 22, 2017
      Thank you!!! Lovely idea.

  • Fauxgal Fauxgal on Oct 18, 2017
    Why not add a brighter light to your ceiling fixture, and buy metal or wooden words/sayings and hang on the walls around the door. They have no real depth profile, and you can be as creative as you like with the colors and sayings.

  • Dee Gonyea Dee Gonyea on Oct 18, 2017
    A small table, or even a stool covered in a round table cover would be nice, with a table lamp. I think a mirror there would help brighten it up as well. Especially if you are able to add a lamp of some kind.

  • Tcs Tcs on Oct 22, 2017
    Definitely love that hanging light. Try that with a free standing mirror in that corner. Just lean it into the corner.

  • Ani13089233 Ani13089233 on Oct 22, 2017
    This is the link to the faux window y'all have mentioned I believe.

  • Barb Barb on Oct 22, 2017
    How about a corner table from target or home decorator‘s or even a slim cabinet from IKEA. Check thrift stores weekly for corner tables and paint to your liking. Add a slim buffet lamp and problem solved📌