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Through the Doorway: 10 Rooms with an Interior View

Today’s post is dedicated to rooms with a view. Yet these rooms aren’t overlooking the ocean or the forest. In many cases, there’s an interior view to celebrate – a view of another room, thanks to some clever design choices that make it a true privilege to look through the doorway. If you’re lucky, you can see through more than one doorway at a time (as shown below) and take in a range of sights with one glance. The rooms that follow take nothing for granted. Let them inspire you to make the most of every doorway. [photo from Lonny]

Bedroom with a tropical view Through the Doorway: 10 Rooms with an Interior View
Bedroom with a tropical view

Mirrored Views

When the doorway leads to a view of mirrors, your interior seems larger, as well as light-filled. Make the mirrors count with special frames and interesting shapes. The eclectic bathroom below features custom mirrors, and chandelier lighting can be found in both the hallway and the powder room! [from John Kraemer & Sons]

Hallway view to an elegant eclectic bathroom
Hallway view to an elegant eclectic bathroom

You can even create contrast by choosing mirrors that stand out against style of the doorway. Below we see a room and door that boast ornate flair, yet this doorway opens up into a sleek hallway featuring a grouping of clean-lined mirrors. [from Lonny]

Ornate doorway with a mirrored view
Ornate doorway with a mirrored view

Doorways to Gallery Walls

You can always use your doorway as an opportunity to welcome a grouping of pictures. When the door frame opens up to a gallery-style grouping of framed artwork, the result is pure creativity! [from Cornerstone Architects]

Bookshelf-lined room with a gallery wall view
Bookshelf-lined room with a gallery wall view

You can also make the transition from room to room a dramatic one by placing a plant (or a plant sculpture!) next to the doorway. Tropical style meets gallery flair in the image below. [from Lonny]

View of a library gallery wall
View of a library gallery wall

A Dash of Color

This next set of photos is all about color! Let the color in one room contrast, enhance or set the tone for the color in the next. Light blue is a picture-perfect way to introduce a kitchen featuring vibrant blue cabintery. In case you’re wondering, the cabinet paint is Stiffkey Blue from Farrow & Ball. [photo by Lee Manning Photography forĀ JWT Associates]

Blue walls introduce a kitchen with blue cabinets
Blue walls introduce a kitchen with blue cabinets

Once again, we see the power of blue, as light blue gives way to deeper blue, this time as we move into a wallpapered dining room. The look is layered and saturated, as blue chairs and a blue floral arrangement play up the azure drama! [from Dibico Construction]

Blue walls lead to a blue dining room
Blue walls lead to a blue dining room

Make your doorway a focal point by choosing a vibrant color for the next room. A white dining room leads to a green space that’s covered in paint adorning both the walls and the moulding. [from Susan Diana Harris Interior Design]

Dining room with a view to a green room
Dining room with a view to a green room

Cozy Views

Last but not least, we feature two doorways that open to cozy bedrooms. What’s more comforting than a sleeping space featuring a neatly-made bed, cozy pillows, a comfy throw, and the warm glow of a reading lamp?! This carriage house conversion features cedar shingles normally used for the exterior of a home. [photo from Burns and Beyerl Architects]

A view to a cozy bedroom
A view to a cozy bedroom

Curtains match the closets in the bedroom below, and it’s the view from the dining nook that makes this sleeping space a true standout! [from Emma Clanfield Decoration & Design]

Painted closet doors create an intriguing bedroom view
Painted closet doors create an intriguing bedroom view

Now it’s your turn! Walk through the rooms of your home and think about how a first glance through a doorway can serve as a lovely focal point. How can you use color, mirrors, framed art or cozy touches to make a statement in your interior?!

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