Bedroom corner styled with blue chair and white and blue accents next to side table

6 Designer Ways To Style That Awkward Corner

Let’s face it, we all have that one awkward corner in our home that we have no idea what to do with. Trust me when I say I’ve been there and spent countless hours mulling over the decision of what to put there. Sometimes it’s okay to just leave those spaces blank and give the room some space to breathe. Yes, contrary to popular belief empty space is fine in interior design!

What if it’s a large empty space though? Like one that leaves the room feeling a bit awkward and a little, well, empty. That’s when you know it’s time to feel that empty nook with something glorious. But what fits?


Conquering Your Awkward Corner

Sometimes in design, we have spaces that are just tricky to find inspiration for. Oftentimes those awkward corners are just that. Fortunately, I’ve got six fabulous solutions to help you style that empty nook. Don’t worry, I cover everything from large to small in case that small empty corner is really bothering you too.

Keep It Simple – Add A Plant

Tall green faux tree in corner of blue and green themed dining room.

Let me tell you one singular trick that will entirely change the way you decorate. If you’re ever at a loss for what decoration fits in a space, use a plant. Seriously, you cannot go wrong with adding a plant anywhere (okay, almost anywhere). Plants add a warm, earthy feel to the space as well as a bright pop of color amongst the often muted hues of a modern farmhouse interior.

For your empty corner, I do recommend something of a taller plant to help draw the eye up and make more of a visual impact. Start with a smaller plant in a plant stand if you don’t want to fork over the money for a bigger one. In need of plant recommendations?

  • Olive Tree
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Areca Palm
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Meyer Lemon Tree

Small Corner? Small Accents.

Large wooden candle holders filled with bath tub accessories

Is your awkward corner a tiny one? This makes it super simple to decorate. Find smaller decorative accents with some height. For instance, check out these adorable large, wooden candlesticks filled with two bathroom scrubbers. They conveniently accent this small bathroom nook while serving a practical function as they sit right behind the bathtub.

This same premise can be applied to any small corner in any room. A small corner in your kitchen? Toss in a cutting board, cookbook propped up on a stand, candle, and candle wick cutter and you’ve got yourself a lovely kitchen corner decoration.

Something More Practical: A Desk

Awkward corner filled with white desk with black, gold, and mauve accents

Have a larger corner and not quite sure what to put there? Are you also working from home with no office space? Well, I have the perfect solution for you! As working from home becomes a lot more common, everyone needs a place to settle in and work from.

Unfortunately, not every home has enough rooms for a separate office. That’s where your awkward corner becomes your saving grace. If you have a large enough space, neatly tuck in a built-in desk. This gives you office storage along with a way to hide all of your cords. More and more frequently I’m seeing these in the mudroom which tends to be a bit quieter than the usual corner desk in the kitchen.

If you’re looking for a few tips on how to decorate your new office nook, give my recent blog a read! I will give you a few easy tips & tricks to creating a functional and beautiful workstation that you won’t want to leave.

Give The Classic Ladder & Basket A Try!

Pale wood ladder with white linen blanket styled next to a wicker basket filled with black and white linens & pillows

Do you feel like you’ve reached your home plant maximum, but still need something to fill that awkward corner in the living room or bedroom? Try out a blanket ladder and a basket for your extra pillows or linens. Not only is this an absolutely adorable addition to any cozy space, but it also is a great way to store your extra throw blankets and pillows.

Looking For More Storage? Add It.

Wooden dresser with blue lamp next to tall plant neatly designing an awkward corner

Your awkward corner could be your perfect storage solution. Let’s face it, it seems like no matter how much we get rid of and how functional our house is, we could always use more storage! I am constantly looking for new ways to store those extra items in my own home and I’ve found that my awkward corners make for an excellent storage place.

Style a dresser and cute plant and you have yourself the ultimate game storage option in your extra room. Think of all the ways you could utilize this extra storage! Plus, if you’re feeling up for the challenge, you could also create a nice little built-in to help frame the room and fill the space.

Add More Seating To Your Awkward Corner!

Grey chairs with a beautiful piece of art, small table, and leather ottoman

Last but not least, you can’t go wrong with some additional comfy seating. I love squeezing one or two chairs into the awkward corner! It makes for the perfect reading nook or conversation space in any room. It can add a lot of character and function to your space and there are a plethora of seating options to help fit in any corner.

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