Kim Kardashian's simple but stunning architecture puts a luxurious spin on an underrated space in her home

Sleek design never looked as inviting as in the socialite's hallway – designers explain the importance of intentional design in these transitional spaces

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Kim Kardashian is known for her minimal, monochromatic style in both her fashion sense and interior design. Time and time again, her looks prove that simplicity can be the most elegant option. This is perhaps best illustrated by the hallway in her Los Angeles home.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians frontwoman often shares the space on TikTok, but it's good for more than dancing videos. Despite the lack of furniture or hanging light fixtures, Kardashian's hallway idea is full of visual interest, in large part to the uncomplicated archways that zigzag down the narrow room. These arcs add a finished, luxurious feel to her home.

Interior experts say that there are several design lessons to be learned from Kim's innovative white hallway. First, it reveals the importance of considering design in all areas of the home. Jennifer Ebert, color expert and digital editor at Homes & Gardens says: 'When it comes time to decorate, transitional spaces are often neglected. However, rooms like hallways are the glue that connects one part of your home to another. Choosing to prioritize design alongside function in these spaces gives a home that extra "finished" feel.'


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Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Second, Kardashian's space demonstrates the effectiveness of one of 2024's coolest interior design trends: color drenching. Kim has painted the entire space white from the ceiling to the walls to the floors. The overall effect is incredibly striking. 'Color-drenched walls can be the single most effective and affordable way to transform and elevate a space,' says award-winning interior designer Matthew Williamson. This look is just as effective with white as it would be with a brighter, bolder color.

Matthew Williamson
Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson is an award-winning, British interior designer known predominantly for his unique use of pattern and color. Having begun his illustrious career in fashion under his namesake brand for over 20 years, Matthew has drawn on his decades of experience and pivoted seamlessly into the world of interior design.

Furthermore, Kardashian's modern hallway highlights the timeless nature of using architecture to add interest to a space. Though an all-white hallway could look boring, the arches and rounded windows constructed into the space make it bold and unique without a piece of furniture in sight. For minimalists, this is a great way to instantly improve the look of a home.

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A white, arched hallway, similar to Kim Kardashian's

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Even if you don't have an architecturally interesting hallway, you can easily add Kardashian's style to your home with these sculptural, monochromatic accessories designed by Kim K herself.

The simplistic beauty of Kim Kardashian's space reminds us that design does not need to be complicated to be gorgeous, even in the most neglected of spaces. Whether it's a hallway, an entryway, or a closet, adding a bit of decor to those 'invisible' spaces can make all the difference.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.