I get asked the following question a lot. At the end of the hallway, there should be what??? When the end of the hallway has a wall instead of a door there must be a focal point incorporated. As an interior designer, I love responding to small challenges such as a dead-end hallway. At the end of the hallway, there should be what??? "A focal point that will make a powerful statement as well as create the right amount of wow factor that blends the long hallway in with the rest of the home." 

The following can easily be incorporated; a unique & stylish accent chair, bold abstract art or a selection of grouped art, pedestal(s) with a beautiful vase or urn which can display a flower arrangement, large mirror or grouped mirrors in different shapes and sizes. Also, if there is a window at the end of the hallway, display a console table and add a plant which will get ample sunlight. However, the main goal of placing decorative objects or a piece of furniture at the end of the hallway is to distract from the overall length. When using creativity to solve the problem of a long hallway, the possibilities can be endless. Check out some creative solutions below and let that much-needed hallway dilemma become a thing of the past.

As an interior designer, I make sure that I go outside the box when designing. So, my favorite images are 3 and 8. A waterfall paired with fire is a powerful statement (Image 3). Using the exterior view to create a dramatic focal point for the hallway is a definite wow factor (Image 8).

Credits: Morgante Wilson Architects, Ziger/Snead Architects, Interiors by Steven G, Powell/Kleinschmidt, Inc., John Sutton Photography, Jennifer Bevan Interiors, Oliver Burns, and Carnie Nicholson, RBB, BIC, HL1 Director.


Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules!