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Updated: Apr 19, 2018

Most rooms, have a similar shape and size. This makes furnishing and decorating them quite simple, once you have a plan. However…. Every now and again, you come across rooms, where the layout is peculiar. A strange corner, a small space attached to the room that is just, for lack of a better word, weird!

These spaces can throw even some of the best designers for a loop but have no fear! There are solutions to these pesky issues. I’ve tried my best to round up some of the most popular awkward spaces to provide you with some design solutions that can turn that space into something useful and beeeaauutiful!


The odd corner

Yes, it’s true! Most rooms have corners but some tend to look lonely and in need of attention and you can just tell something is missing but not quite sure what. I call this, the odd corner. The good news is that there are quite a few suggestions that can turn this desolate space into something more inviting.

If the corner is large, you can consider a single chair to lounge on and if you have room for a small table to go with that chair, well! You just created a functional space.

A plant can make a huge difference to a corner, especially if you get one that grows large enough to fill the space. I only recently discovered that you can use golden palms as indoor plants, this is a great option, they grow quite large, which means they fill the space for you while adding some greenery.

You can milk a corner for all it has with shelves, not only can they be decorative, they can also be used as storage. This is a win, win!

Turn that corner into your very own display! Add some black and white photos of different sizes or something similar. It doesn't need to be extravagant. Just your very own cool little art corner. Click here for more ideas on how to fill a corner space.


Under The Stairs

Some staircases have dark and creepy spaces beneath them but... you can use these spaces to your advantage. Some people use it for additional storage, which is always necessary, however there are some other ideas that can make this space come to life.

You can create your very own home office beneath a staircase or when you need a little hide-away, you may want to create a reading nook. This space has even been used to create small practical kitchens, so you have many options available to you.


Nooks and recessed walls

Some homes are built with architectural features which are lovely to look at but can be tricky to design around. Nooks and recessed walls are design features which can be like this.

What you need to know is that these spaces can make great book shelves and it would appear as though you had this in mind all along .

Another option is to make this a feature wall by displaying some art and photos or using accessories.

This is also a good place for extra storage, a cupboard can easily fit into a nook, once the space is large enough. Need a small office space? You guessed it, this space can work for that too. Click here for more photos.


Bay windows

These windows have an angular shape which makes them challenging to work with at times. One of the most popular ways to make your bay window work for you is to create a seating area beneath it, which doubles as storage, hence why most people tend to gravitate toward the window seat. If the window is large enough, a furniture piece can also fit into it. Place a desk and a chair there and you have an instant office or a small sofa can used in that space as well. Take a look at more ideas for bay windows, by clicking here.

Now you know what to do if you find yourself stuck with an awkward space.

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