Think about the furniture and décor in your home. Bedrooms tend to have beds, nightstands, dressers and perhaps accent rugs. A living room may have a couch or sofa, recliners, a coffee table and a set of bookshelves. But the thing most rooms have in common is empty corner space. Having a little bit of open space can work, but too much unused space can leave your space feeling uncomfortable and awkward.
Luckily, we have some ideas to help you fill in the gaps in any room in your house. Here are five ways to use furniture and home décor in Houston, MO to make the corners of your rooms stand out:
- Blanket storage: You probably have a lot of seating in your living room, and sofas and chairs are most inviting when paired with soft blankets and throw pillows. To corral all these accessories, all you need is a big basket or a storage bin that blends into the room’s layout. Whether you use a blanket basket, bin or rack, choose one that doesn’t take up too much space but does fill that unused corner of the room.
- Lighting: The most noticeable thing about a room with empty corners is shadows. This can make a space feel smaller than it really is, as well as chaotic. Banishing shadows is as easy as adding extra light fixtures to problem corners. First, try more light in the open spaces next to the sofa, then move on to lighting up select corners. Tabletop lamps are great lighting options that also act as home décor pieces, as are standing lights.
- Home bar: Another popular way to make a corner stand out is to install a home bar—and there are plenty of options available to homeowners. You can either install a bar or a drink serving station (such as a unit with shelves, wine glass holders and mini fridge), or simply set a decanter and glasses on small corner table. If the empty corner you want to dress up is in or near the kitchen, consider placing a cart in it to use as a coffee station.
- Shelves: For larger empty corner spaces, many homeowners may turn to shelving for inspiration. If a bookcase is too bulky for the corner, you can hang free-floating shelves and leave space at the bottom to tuck away an ottoman or other occasional seating option. Now you have a nice-looking corner and easy-to-reach seating when you have guests over!
- Chairs and tables: Speaking of seating, an empty corner near a window makes for a great space to relax. Get seating that allows you to kick up your feet—such as a chair-ottoman combo or a recliner—and make sure this corner of yours remains free of clutter so you can breathe easy. As for a table, triangular tables are made specifically to slip easily into corners. Dress it up with plants and lamps.
For an exciting selection of furniture and home décor in Houston, MO, come to Crowley’s Homeworks. Our associates are ready to guide you through options for every room of your house!