5 Different Ways To Breathe Life Into “Dead” Corners In Your Home

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In our homes, corners tend to be left bare and empty, resulting in an area that feels secluded and separated from the rest of the house. But they don’t have to be left this way. Take a cue from these beautifully styled corners and transform your “dead” nook into one that adds life and functionality into your living spaces.

Introduce a statement chair
Most corners work well with a chair, especially in the living room where an extra seat always comes in handy. Whether you choose a piece that ties in with the rest of your decor, or one that stands out with its bold colour, just be sure that it fits well into the space. Other considerations include the height of the chair, and whether you want it to be a solid form or allow some light through with see-through elements.

Image credit: HAY

Image credit: HAY

Turn the corner with a modular sofa
Instead of just a statement chair, another highly functional way to utilise a corner space is by adorning it with an L-shaped or modular-styled sofas. This is especially useful for homeowners who enjoy hosting friends or family often but have a small living area for placing the sofa up against the wall provides the user with additional seating arrangements without having the feature feeling too bulky.

Image credit: Reveny

Image credit: Reveny

Kit out with custom carpentry
Out of everything on this list, this option is perhaps the biggest investment due to its built-in nature, but creating custom cabinets in a corner is the perfect functional solution for an otherwise tricky area. Completely OK for it to be partially hidden by your sofa or your lamp, you can either choose to install open shelving units or closed cabinets, or even a combination of both!

Image credit: EightyTwo

Image credit: EightyTwo

Bring in some greenery
If you have windows that form a corner in your home and you don’t want to block out the light or limit the view, consider dressing up the space with a lush plant! The greenery will help to imbue your corners with a soft touch, without being a completely solid and rigid element that will appear too heavy overall. Plus, the plants will also benefit from the natural light that’s streaming through the windows!

Image credit: Herz & Blut

Image credit: Herz & Blut

Stay lit with a floor lamp
Because of their narrow shape, floor lamps don’t take up much room and can be tucked into the smallest of spaces, which makes it a great feature to add to your corners. Plugged into a corner electrical point, these light sources are great because they provide both task and mood lighting, whether they’re standing upright or reaching over your sofa. Just be sure to take note of the height and position of the lampshade, for you don’t want to hit your head every time you get up or sit down!

Image credit: Wong Weiliang

Image credit: Wong Weiliang

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