Finding the perfect design for a standard room is difficult enough, but when it comes to decorating an alcove or the space under the stairs, that is when things can really go wrong. But you don’t have to throw up your hands and leave the space empty. These tips can help you find ways to enhance even the most oddly shaped area in your home.
Behind the Door
A door that opens into a room can prevent you from utilizing the floor area completely, but that doesn’t mean you should let the space go to waste. You can easily use the wall to hang a full-length mirror or favorite painting. Do you need a bit more storage? Consider adding hooks to hang your coat and bags or a floating shelf or two.
Under the Staircase
If you are not using the space under your stairs, you are missing out on a ton of prime storage space. Adding a convenient bench combined with a shoe cabinet is a natural for staircases in your entry hall. Transform the space directly below the stairs in the kitchen into a food pantry or storage closet for cleaning supplies.
The Empty Corner
Nothing is sadder than a complete empty corner in an otherwise well-decorated room. Give your corners the love they deserve by making them useful by getting a freestanding corner cabinet. For a more open feel, why not install corner shelves? If you are lucky enough to have a sunny corner, add a bit of nature by opting for a large plant or small tree. Nothing brightens up a room like a miniature lemon or orange tree.
The Odd Nook
Older homes that have gone through several remodels are notorious for having tiny spaces which might be too small to add much function, but too large to ignore. Get creative and turn that nook into a cozy reading spot using a comfortable bench. Install curtains to close the nook off from the rest of your home and make it really special.
An Open Sink
Staying away from a cabinet under the sink can make a cramped bathroom more spacious, but it doesn’t provide a place to stash all your bathroom essentials. Give yourself some much-needed storage by using wooden or woven-fiber boxes. Not only will a beautiful box help to keep you better organized, but it can hide the unsightly pipes.
Are you in the mood to decorate more than you awkward spaces? Then you owe it to yourself to visit the showroom at Wickmans Furniture in Agoura Hills. Whether you are shopping for new furniture to fill an entire room or just a perfect accent, Wickmans Furniture has everything you need to turn your house into the home of your dreams. Stop by or give them a call at 818-991-4800 for more information or directions.