Guest Picks: Fill That Corner in Style
Get more storage or simply a nicer view with plant stands, desks, wine bars and other corner-perfect pieces
Do you have an empty, lonely, dark corner in your room? Most designers face the same dilemma: “What on earth am I supposed to put there?” Instead of throwing in just anything, make that empty space a useful part of your home. Weather you create a reading nook, a place for relaxing or storage for your vintage records, every corner can be made into a meaningful addition to your home. Check out these 20 fun picks to turn that dark corner around in seconds! — Suzy from Better Decorating Bible
If you ever run out of ideas, just prop up a folding screen. I think screens look wonderful in the corners of rooms or right behind the couch. They also double as room dividers and make fabulous works of art.
The Marrakech Swing Chair is a fun way to instantly make an empty corner exciting. The handwoven recycled cotton and sturdy bamboo seat makes it both ecofriendly and one of a kind. Add one to a teen’s bedroom, and it’ll feel just as comfy as a hammock.
Turn that empty corner into a storage space for coats, umbrellas and shoes. You really can’t go wrong with a traditional coatrack like this.
Or create an instant mini bar with a wine rack that holds not only wine bottles, but also glasses and knickknacks. Time for some wine tasting!
Show off your collection of plants on these wrought iron nesting tables. They can be arranged in a number of ways and easily moved inside when the temperatures drop.
If you are crunched for space, make your corner a useful, functional area instead of just a decorative statement. This small desk fits perfectly into any corner and provides all the necessities you need: storage space, desk space and a pullout drawer for your keyboard.
I really enjoy sharing family photos with my friends and guests, so this three-panel photo screen is a no-brainer. It also makes a good conversation starter — if you ever run out of topics, just show it off, and someone’s bound to strike up a conversation.
Set up two of these colorful and cheerful chairs for a quick reading corner. I would add a small table in the center or a tiny bookshelf that fits a stack of magazines, a few novels and a reading light.
A colorful beanbag chair is a fun way to lighten up a dark corner. This one is too adorable to pass up!
How cute is this zebra coatrack? If you are looking for an adorable addition to your kid’s bedroom, this is a smart way to get your little one organized.
This kids’ reading nook looks so cozy! I think it also makes the perfect place for the little ones to do homework and keep their books and school supplies organized.
How cute are these? Urban Outfitters always has adorable decorative items that you can’t find anywhere else. These blush-pink wire plant stands are great for holding leafy, dangling plants with long vines.
Use your creativity to turn empty corners into works of art. An oversize vase or a collection of medium-size vases on the floor in the corner becomes a magical, artsy design moment.
A lounge chair (or two) with a really tall back is perfect for masking deep, dark corners. This one is a little on the pricey side, but its chinoiserie style and design are priceless.
This pub table makes the ultimate home minibar. If you love hosting parties but don’t have the space in your home or apartment, transform a corner into a fun bar. This one will fit a few high stools and hold tons of wine bottles and glasses.
The Pierre Armchair, with its really tall back, is so versatile. It can fit almost any setting, no matter your decorating style. Throw on a sparkling gold sequin pillow for a touch of glam or switch it up with a leopard bolster for a more sophisticated look.
Not everyone collects records, but they do make for pretty decor. This metal record rack adds a hint of retro style and is a quirky way to fill up an empty corner. I don’t own any records, but I think I’ll be taking a trip to the record store soon — this rack looks too good to pass up!
In the old days of radios and record players for entertainment, lots of homes had a small entertainment corner. Bring back the tradition by turning that empty corner into a media center, complete with a record player and a stash of old records.
This table and chair set is small enough to fit in any corner but big enough to sit at for a drink or snack. It could also be a quiet place for doing homework or browsing on your laptop.
Hang some of your favorite family photos and turn your corner into a mini gallery. Use frames of all shapes and sizes to create a “saloon” wall. I think it’s such a fun way to liven up a neglected corner while also showing off some of your favorite family shots.
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