As an interior designer, I get asked specific questions a lot, and I must say that I enjoy responding to help clients with anything that might have been a challenge before I arrived. When I see the relief on their faces, it is beyond priceless! However, one question that continually comes up often when dealing with a dead-end is when there is a wall instead of a door at the end of a hallway, how can it become statement-making? Before anything, there must be a focal point incorporated. Moreover, to blend the space in with the rest of the home, again – add a focal point. It will create an immediate statement as well as add the right amount of wow factor.

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, it can stand-alone, on 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. Placing decorative objects, or a piece of furniture at the end of a hallway will 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 founder and principal interior designer of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Studio). She has been slaying interiors since forever and refuses to be known as the norm when transforming spaces. With an intense passion for incorporating a wow factor to anything ordinary, Kimberly acknowledges that she is a rare breed, and enjoys splashing her signature touch throughout when designing.

However, she is incredibly obsessed with extremely bold colors, captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and lives for going outside the box and breaking outdated design rules. The motivating words – I dare you – keeps her motivated and overcharged. Her 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!

Besides being a crazed football chick who is also addicted to chocolate, Kimberly is a global traveler who adores modernism and is always inspired by the not so beautiful objects.

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