How to Design and Style Awkward Empty Spaces in Your Home

How to Design and Style Awkward Empty Spaces in Your Home

Do you have empty spaces in your home that you don’t know what to do with? Many home designs have awkward features that make it difficult to style. But that doesn’t mean you should let this space go to waste. We’ve got a range of clever ideas to help you make the most of those empty spaces. Follow these design tips for some helpful inspiration.


Add Some Greenery

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For those empty corners of your house, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful indoor plant. Adding some greenery in your home will liven up the space and create a beautiful natural element. From tall indoor trees to colourful pot plants, there is a huge amount of choice out there.


Create a Chill Zone

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Any small nook of your home can be transformed into a relaxing chill-out spot. All you really need is a cosy chair and a stylish side table. Finish the look with a small rug that will fit into the space. This chill zone will make for a great space to read your book or enjoy a cup of coffee.


Create a Mini Workspace

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Small, awkward nooks are also a great place to set up a mini-workspace. Get a small desk that will fit into the space, a comfortable chair, and you’re good to go. Add some decor to the side walls for a pop of colour and interest.


Install Shelving

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Don’t let your blank walls go to waste. Use this empty space as a storage opportunity by installing some shelves. Wall-mounted shelving offers a practical solution for storing miscellaneous items. With the added bonus of adding style to your home. There are many different types of decorative shelving out there, from modern glass shelving to classic wooden shelves. Get creative with the way you display your items to show off your personality a bit.


Make an Artistic Statement

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With any empty space your home, it’s an opportunity to make an artistic statement. You can use this unused space to show off your own unique style and personality. Find something that will stand out in your home, whether that be statement furniture or an interesting artefact. An eye-catching mirror or a unique piece of artwork are also good options. There are endless ways you can make an artistic statement, so think outside the box when brainstorming ideas.


Add a Bench Seat Under the Stairs

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A staircase can take up a lot of space in your home, leaving a lot of empty space underneath it. Make the most of any unused space under the stairs with a stylish bench seat. Add some fluffy cushions to make the space extra cosy and inviting. Having an extra hang out spot in your home will come in handy, especially when you have guests over.


Get a Bookshelf

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Bookshelves are always a great solution for filling up that extra space in your home. There is a wide range of bookshelf styles on the market today, so there are options for every home design. From standard wooden bookcases to cube bookcases, you’re bound to find something that suits your style. If you want to go for something more unusual, try untraditional designs like a leaning bookcase or corner bookcase. These unique bookshelf designs will give your home a stylish, chic look. They’re great for stacking books, as well as a range of other miscellaneous items.


No matter how “awkward” those empty spaces in your home are, there is always a way to make the most of it. Use the space as an opportunity to get creative with design, and have fun with it.

 

Author Bio: Free spirited Johanna has a passion for writing, so it’s no surprise she enjoys her freelance writing career. When she’s not writing, Johanna enjoys hosting family get-togethers at her lovely home. Learn more about Johanna through her personal blog, Musings of Johanna.

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