Sunny and Bright Living RoomTraditional Living Room, Los Angeles
Lacking a proper entry wasn't an issue in this small living space, with the makeshift coat rack for hats scarves and bags, and a tray filled with small river stones for shoes and boots. Wainscoting along the same wall to bring some subtle contrast and a catchall cabinet to hold keys and outgoing mail.
Designed by Jennifer Grey
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In the same home, an armoire tucked around the corner from the door is a smart storage addition, particularly in the winter.
Fill a void corner. If you are having a difficult time working with the corner of a room, consider a tall and narrow armoire like this one.Tip: Because things are typically squared off in living spaces, it may be helpful to offset another piece of furniture as well. Move things around until you find a layout that works best!