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Got Dull Corners In The House? Here Are 8 Ways To Transform Them Into Gorgeous Spaces

Do you often stare at the bare corners of your home and feel like something is missing? If you feel that way, it probably is. One of the most ignored places in the house, corners—with the right decor and accessories—can be converted into the most creative places in your home.

By virtue of its physical attributes, a corner is a very versatile space—it can be a cosy setting for a private conversation, a home to your favourite knick-knacks and a complement to the main space – mixing with it as and when required. Corners are practical as they let storages sink into them and also lend an artistic turn to any room. So, in order to spruce up the corners in your home, we turned to two of the best interior designers on UrbanClap and they came up with some ideas to help create gorgeous corners for your home.

Certified from New Jersey, an architect by profession, and the founder of Emotional Interiors and Architecture, Twinkle, says “The corners of your house are not just for keeping a shoe rack or leaving it empty. A lot can be done to give the silent corners of your home a creative makeover. But it is not necessary to modify each and every corner of your home. Just revise one or two of them and give a new look to your home.” Aakanksha Kulkarni, the founder of NACK Studios agrees, saying “Corners are like the surprise performers in the decor of your home and, by virtue of their physical attributes, one of the best places to experiment with.”

1) L’s The Word

For people who believe less is more, L-shaped sofas or L-shaped furniture pieces work the best. As Aakanksha says, “I particularly love the ones that have an inbuilt recliner and lying down space. The sofa helps increase and organise seating and also removes the clutter of too many pieces.” And Twinkle agrees – “I personally believe that L-shaped Sofas were brought into existence keeping in mind the need to enhance the corners of a home.” So, if you’re a big believer in organised spaces, L-shaped sofas are perfect for you.

LBB recommends: Evok, UrbanLadder, Pepperfry and Kirti Nagar Furniture Market.

2) Green Somethings

Corners are amazing, because they are like art pieces in any room. A really nice way of decorating a corner is putting plants in the corner of your room, play around with table heights and therefore, use the verticality of the corner. Plants bring freshness into the room while helping occupy space usually left empty.

LBB recommends: Nurserylive, MyBageecha and check out our list of websites for indoor plants too.

3) Game Point

If you are a chess lover, then that overlooked corner is the perfect place to dedicate to your chess board. Place an old-fashioned table with a pair of comfortable chairs set up in the corner. Showcase your wooden or stone chess board puzzle on the table. Add a few calming wall paintings and a simple pendant light falling from the ceiling. Another game option can be a cosy carrom setup {if that’s the way you roll}.

LBB recommends: Amazon and ChessBazaar.

4) Make ‘Em Useful

Corners are also utilitarian, because of the way they are usually sandwiched between 2 pieces of furniture. The corners can have concealed storages which work as a table on the top.

5) Light It Up

An ideal way of treating a corner is also to have hanging lights in the corner. The idea is to basically enhance the verticality of the space. The pendant/hanging lights add to the articulation of the corner and can also make a cozy seating for two in an intimate environment.

LBB recommends: LightInTheBox, Gingerline and InLiving.

6) Your Own Reading Nook

Another lovely option that corners offer is to make a space inside a big space. So when you have a big living room, one can make a corner nook with perhaps a small coffee table, a bookcase and a lounge chair with an ottoman, and create a nice reading corner while the same can be used as a normal seating when not in use as a personal space.

LBB recommends: Recliners India, GetMyCouch, Amar Colony Furniture Market, NSquareStudio and Chizzle.

7) An Open Affair

Add a few open shelves and place small knick-knacks on them. Showcase them in the light of a single, overhead spotlight to enhance your corner to the fullest.

Or, go the traditional route and place a cabinet in the corner with knick-knacks on top.

LBB recommends: UrbanLadder, Swades {for lamps & knick-knacks} and Classic Furniture.

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8) Refurbish, Reuse & Recycle

While a corner is more than just a space to wedge in that empty shoe rack or forgotten bits of furniture that do not go with anything else, you can add surprising elements in your room with small pieces of furniture. Place a simple, bright cloth on them or simply make use of a colourful throw or some cushions. Place a lamp lighting the statue, and you have a great corner to add to the beauty of your home.

LBB recommends: Pink Elephant Studio, these decor stores and Varsha Co.

This recommendation was first posted on UrbanClap.