As an interior designer, I get asked specific questions a lot, and I must say that I love responding to the challenges as well. However, there is one that seems to come up often when dealing with dead ends such as, when there is a wall instead of a door at the end of a hall or hallway, how can it become statement making? Before anything, there must be a focal point incorporated. Moreover, to blend this space in with the rest of the home, a focal point that will make an immediate statement as well as create the right amount of wow factor will need to be in place.

The following can easily be incorporated:

• A unique and stylish accent chair

• Bold abstract art or a selection of grouped art (always include unique lighting to enhance the artwork)

• Pedestal(s) with a beautiful vase or urn, which can display a flower arrangement

• A large mirror or grouped mirrors in different colors, shapes, and sizes

 • Over-sized statue (depending on the size, use a table or shelf as a base)

Also, if there is a window at the end of a hallway, display a console table and add a plant which will get ample sunlight. The primary goal of placing decorative objects or a piece of furniture at the end of a hallway is to distract from the overall length. When getting creative, the possibilities are endless. Check out some design solutions below and let this design dilemma become a thing of the past.

Safety Tip: Always make sure ample lighting is throughout any hall or hallway.

My favorite photos are 3 and 8. A waterfall paired with fire is a powerful statement. Also, using the exterior view to create a dramatic focal point is a definite wow factor.


Kimberly C. Lyons

Kimberly C. Lyons is the founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Studio), and the Principal Designer. She has been slaying interiors since forever and refuses to partake of what is known as the norm when transforming spaces. With an intense passion for incorporating a wow factor to anything ordinary, Kimberly acknowledges, that she is recognized as a rare breed while splashing her signature touch when designing, which is considered extremely fun and exciting! However, besides being incredibly obsessed with extreme bold colors, captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and the motivating phrase – “I dare you,” this overcharged and crazed interior designer lives for going outside the box and is not afraid to break irrelevant design rules. Her extraordinary obsessed passion for interior design comes from a deeply rooted philosophy, which is designing from within; from the soul, and it is always about living, breathing, and loving interior design!

Kimberly is addicted to chocolate, obsessed shopaholic, laughs hysterically just because, global traveler, football-crazed chick, head-over-heels in love with modernism, and is always inspired by the not so beautiful objects.

Lives accordingly by her motto: I live – breathe – love interior design.