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7 Ways to Spice Up Your Corners

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Jessica
04.04.13

Unless you live in a big dome, your home is inevitably going to come with some corners. If you don’t think two walls converging can be sexy or stylish, think again! Put the spice back into those edges with one or more of these corner-décor ideas.

1. Go jungle. A large houseplant is a triple-awesome addition to any corner. They’re attractive, visually neutral (so they’ll fit with every décor palette) and the right plant will clean up your home’s air quality! Certain plants can help cure the common cold, help relieve stress and even reduce insomnia. To learn more, read: Eight Health Benefits of Houseplants.

2. Booze it up. Old-fashioned drink carts are a dime a dozen at many second-hand shops, and they look great in corners! If you’re not much of a cocktail person, fill it with fresh flowers, knickknacks or books. Don’t pass over a cart if it’s a little rusted or beat-up, because when it’s put in your corner, the aging signs will add charm.

3. Add a boob tube. If the empty corner that’s bugging you is in your living room, you’re in luck! Place your entertainment unit in the corner and you’ll avoid a lot of window glare (because of the odd angle), plus you’ll free up valuable wall space. If television glare is still a problem for you, read: Kiss TV Glare Goodbye.

4. Table it. This one might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s not always easy to find a corner table that’s both stylish and functional. If you find a perfectly shaped corner table, but can’t stand the sight of it, dress it up! Give it a fresh layer of paint or drape a decorative tablecloth over it. Bonus: The hidden space underneath is perfect for extra storage!

5. Rethink bed placement. Who said that your bed has to be in the center of your bedroom? Toss this outdated “rule” aside and push your bed into a corner. You’ll free up floor space, and bedside tables are overrated anyway. For a little extra design pizzazz, invest in a bunch of throw pillows. Even a king-sized bed can serve as a makeshift day bed!

6. Revive old furniture. Forgotten chairs and unused shelving units make great corner additions because they’re functional, add dimension to a room and – best of all – you already own them! An old chair placed in a corner creates extra seating space, and a shelving unit is the perfect place to display some books or a funky personal collection.

7. Combine two desks. What happens when two small desks meet in a corner? You get one awesome desk with enough room for a computer, papers and workspace. Just about any corner in the house can be converted to a functional home office this way, so you may even free up a room with this move! For more desk organization ideas, read: The Secret to a Clutter-Free Desk.

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