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Most homes have those awkward spaces; those little nooks between the window and fireplace; the corner of the room that has a sloping ceiling and so very little headspace, and most of us basically write them off as unusable space.
We really should not do that because most of us are crying out for more space in our homes, and it is possible to use those awkward spaces in a variety of interesting ways, as you will see below…
Add a statement chair
These corners of the room where there is not much space to move around but too much space to simply let it go to waste, those are the best spaces to plonk a statement chair that looks amazing and which might not be ideal to sit in, but which you can pile a few books on or whatever, and it will completely transform the room.
Create a reading nook
You know that space under the stairs?. Don’t waste it by simply hanging your coats there or lining up the family’s shoes, turn it into a reading nook. All you need to do is hang a few fairy lights and plonk an ottoman, bean bag or small bench under there, along with a few blankets and cushions, and you have a really cosy place to get away from it all and snuggle up with a good book.
Or a place for your dog
If you would prefer, you could also turn the dead space under the stairs into a little palace for your dog. Simply install a comfy bed, and use some cheap MDF to create a front wall. You’ll need to cut a doorway into the wood so the dog can get in and out obviously, but other than that, it’s pretty simple and your dog will love having his very own cosy nook to sleep snuggly in.
Turn it into an office
Loft conversions are ideal for creating a home office space because you will be spending most of your time sitting at a desk, which means the low ceiling heights are not much of an issue, and all you need to do is choose a cute desk and chair and plonk them in the spot with the nicest view.
Harness the power of plants
House plants are great for using awkward space because not only do they come in every shape and size imaginable, to fit any space, but they also add to the decor and help to purify the air inside the home too. If there’s a space free, pop a plant in there and your whole family will breathe more easily.
Nooks and recesses, as well as wall space where there are high ceilings, are all good places to add in more storage so you can keep the space you can actually use as clutter-free as possible.
So there you have it, those awkward spaces in your home can be much more interesting than they are right now, if only you use your imagination and maybe take a pinch of inspiration from the ideas above.