Just don’t know what to do with those odd corners in your house? Then put on your gloves and pick up your paint brush. Here are some simple tips and tricks of design, painting and furnishing decisions that can make dramatic difference in the space.
Decorating those odd corners may seem challenging. No, you don’t have to camouflage them to make the room look better. Instead, focus on the unique architectural features and then coordinate, rather than match, furniture frames, fabrics or small background details to help bring together the unwieldy space and disparate décor elements. Some basic decorating ideas for these spaces can help lead the way to a pretty and organised area.
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- The first and the most important decorating ideas are to reduce clutter. Efficient storage spaces help keep the space clean and neat while giving them a trendy look. Here are some tips for this idea:
- Maximise vertical space: floor to ceiling shelves or bookcases with open shelves give the illusion of space and look trendy too.
- Corner shelves increases efficiency and can be maximised as no space is left empty.
- Corners can be tricky, so why not make that space look larger through optical tricks? Correct use of light and contrast can be major contributing factors to enhancing the appearance.
- Mirrors are excellent at reflecting light and creating illusion of a larger space.
- Pale paint colours can also give a feeling of airiness to those cramped corners.
- Utilise furnishing that soften harsh angles and lighten dark corners.
- A round or oval coffee table softens harsh angles or long, narrow spaces.
- Throw in a bookshelf and a nice rag or a mat on the floor and convert the corner to a reading corner.
- Put some large cushions for seating or a bean bag. Complete the look with a lampshade and that odd nook will become your own little private corner.
- Family tree corner: take up those stencils and brush and draw up a family tree (easy way is to buy those tree stickers unless you are pretty sure that you can draw well) onto that hindering corner and put up some pictures. Photographs look best with neat geometric frames. Or get caricatures made of each family member and give funny captions to them.
- Accessorise: let the ideas run wild when it comes to accessorising.
- Embellish the walls with your collection of seashells
- Vintage garden accessories look cooler when used to decorate inside
- Create a wind chime using used CDs and hang it
- Plants cheer up lonely corner: nothing softens a big room like a potted tree.
- Add a dash of vintage to your corner walls by applying old newspaper cuttings or book cuttings, etc.
- Simply prepare the walls for kids’ art. Let the kids’ take over the corner and paint or draw. You can even have flavour of the month and let the kids’ do the job. That way every month you will have a new interesting corner in your house.