You look at it every day–the spaces in your home that you can’t quite figure out what to do with. You’d love to use every square foot of your beautiful home, but it can be difficult with small and oddly shaped areas. Luckily, there are solutions for these difficult-to-design spaces!
Making the most of your home requires taking on the small corners that seem useless to you. Installing floor-to-ceiling cupboards is a good solution for this space. Other suitable options include wall-mounted shelves or floating shelves. You can add bold decorative items to make it stand out more, or use it as a corner bookcase. Small corners are also a neat area for a gallery wall or your favorite, most eclectic art piece.
While Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs was far from an ideal bedroom, the use of space has potential. Utilizing the area under the stairs is great for a small seating spot, a dog den, or hallway storage. It’s an easily accessible and conveniently located place for a coat hanger, and you can invest in baskets for shoes and umbrellas. You can even add shelves and a desk to have a miniature home office in a cozy spot!
Massive windows are stunning in a room but can be overwhelming and frustrating to design. It can be hard when figuring out a balance between “too much” and “too little.” For tall windows with low windowsills, put a low bench up against it. It could also be an amazing place to read since it provides a ton of natural light. You can even treat the windows like a stage and frame it with elegant curtains. Angle furniture towards the window or even accent it with your most unique furniture right in front!
Unless you have kitchen cabinets extending all the way up to your ceiling, you may be bothered by the space above them. It can be difficult to decorate because it’s not quite in the direct line of sight but is noticeably empty. Display your top-of-the-line dishware or group jars and vases of the same color together for a powerful impact. You can also use the space for storage with creatively designed wooden boxes and keep kitchen linens and placemats inside!
No matter the space in your home, there’s always something you can do to bring it a little life. Be sure to also check out our post on decorating small rooms to make them look bigger! There’s truly no end to what a little home decor can do. Are there any areas of your home you’d like us to give tips on how to decorate? Let us know in the comments!
Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.