Out of all the things that get completely neglected during a renovation or a makeover are the corners of your home, leaving them to be sad and dull. With time, it not only becomes an eye sore but can also get cluttered or act as a space left unused. Here’s a complete guide for all the small and big corners of your household and how to make the most of it.
Tiny living room corners
For the really small spaces with not much hope get an oversized plant. This will not only help add a dark green dash of color to the room but also make the space look a little fuller than usual when it is vacant. A great option for this could be ficus as they can blend in with any form of décor you have. You can go for artificial plants instead of the usual real life ones as they require zero maintenance while looking as real as it gets.
One for the entertainment
If you lack a game room, have a gaming machine of the old kind or a music recorder, a karaoke machine, here in the living room, you can have a little entertainment corner for guests. This space can be personalized with a few couches for relaxation right in front of it including the corner as a part of it. This can also act as a distraction from the television in case you want to skip the game this Sunday and have a different activity zone for your friends or family.
Don’t have a library? How about a book shelf?
Now, this is a very common idea but can go really wrong if you’re not the clean and tidy one in your family. Have a bookshelf installed to fit the corner if it’s small, in case it is big enough you can have a desk and a chair too. Having a bookshelf in a corner means, you have to keep it clean while showing your best collections with style. Arrange the books in an inclined manner with a stand at the end of each line. Use silk flower arrangements in smaller sizes to brighten up the shelves. You can also have a few show pieces like electric candles to have a great ambience for studying or just flipping through pages when you have the time.
Recharge on the caffeine
You may not have the ideal kitchen as in the movies but that can’t stop you from having your own little caffeine corer to indulge in. The best thing about having such a corner is it can be anywhere in the house, near the study, the living room, your workspace or the kitchen ideally. You can have your own snack station here. Get a closed-door shelf with your favorite treats to binge on with a coffee machine on top and yes you don’t need a state-of-the-art coffee machine for this, it can even be a hot water electric kettle if you like instant coffee.
The vision board- Making you think every step of the way
You may have all heard about the mighty tales of the vision board and how it made people rich, but this is of a different kind that we are here to talk about. This little corner can be transformed into your creative station. You can have a bulletin board with your yearly or monthly goals there to remind you every time you pass by the corner. You can also get more creative and create a gallery corner. You would need some pictures or inspirational quotes framed with bits and pieces of accessories to match the décor.
The theme for the season
You can’t always change the entire décor of the house according to the season but you can cut a few corners and change them. For example for the festive winter season you can have a small wreath with bits of pine cones, bottled fairy lights or a small Christmas tree with embellishments. This can change from time to time, you can have an old table installed with small pumpkins over it, with dry leaf arrangements on the wall for a fall theme and can be your own personalized season theme corner.
Things you can do with a splash of green
Don’t have a lot of space for the plants at home or a balcony to let them hang in there? You get to make your own green corner today. You can have the corner wall painted a certain matt color like white, black or something with a mild pastel tint. Once you are done with that, you can have tall silk flower arrangements installed. These look very lively and with customized height it can be a great feature for the décor. The best part is there is zero upkeep for this.
Artificial plants and trees do not need any maintenance, look the same as their counterparts and are chemically treated to be fire retardant and are UV protected so they can avoid sun damage in case installed outside. With these sorts of plants you have nothing to worry about when you are away and can remove them and store them away if you want a different kind of décor and re-use later, all of this with just a one-time investment.
A little something for the kids
It may happen so, that the little toddlers don’t have enough safe space in the house to play in. In such cases you can have a playful corner dedicated to the smaller ones in the bunch. With just a few bits of washi tapes to declare the region and stuffed toys, small seating area, your kid’s very own play zone is going to be installed in no time.
Summary: It’s best to decorate corners than cut them completely out of the décor. Here we have plenty of ideas for you to discover and personalize with plants, cupboards, treats, seasons and so much more with multiple DIY projects and re-usable materials.