A living room is one of the first points of interaction between guests and your home décor. It is this space where homeowners spend that extra buck to create a great first impression on guests. Make it worth their while by accentuating your living room with aesthetic fixtures and furniture – even if there is a cosy corner that you don’t quite know what to make of! Let us help you out with six stellar ideas to decorate seemingly useless corners of your living room.
Invest In A Corner Living Room
TV units are quintessential necessities in a living room. Conventional TV units have now evolved to become full-blown entertainment units that are the perfect addition to any common area. If your living room has an angular corner, consider making full use of it by placing a corner TV unit there. This ensures you do not have to strain your neck and can enjoy seamless viewing at any angle. Opt for a high-gloss polyurethane finish for a clean and contemporary look. A corner TV unit adds to the idea of minimalism and makes for a pretty addition to any modern living room.
Opt For A Hollow Bookshelf
If you indulge yourself in reading and find it your go-to avocation, why not flaunt this lovely hobby with a hollow bookshelf? Not only is it a great way to take up a cosy corner in your living room and use it for storage, but it is also a great conversation starter with your guests. Besides, don’t book just light up any interior space? Flaunt your collection of books with an L-shaped bookshelf that fits perfectly in a corner of your living room. If your corner is quite angular, consider making a DIY bookshelf. Trust us, it is worth the effort!
Choose An Angular Shelving Unit
An L-shaped storage unit adds a unique dimension to your living room and helps make the most of available space. If you can’t find one that suits the exact measurements of your living room, it is wise to get a unit custom-made. Play with your storage unit by having angular storage options at different levels. Ditch the typical storage structure for slanting shelves that are ideal for books, ashtrays, or some quirky artefacts. While this style of storage can be quite overwhelming to look at, you can leverage every inch of the corners in your living and create storage that’s functional, aesthetic and high on utility. Avoid any other fixture that is too busy or crowded, and let this angular storage unit take centre stage complete with books, cutlery, photographs and more.
Set Up A PlayPen
Use a corner spot in your living room to set up a playpen. It helps if this space has visibility from the rest of your living room or home so you can keep a vigil on your child. A playpen is ideal to restrict your child to a particularly safe space while encouraging independent play. Using a corner in your living room to set up a playpen also ensures the toys and mess are restricted to a particular section of your home. It also creates a mental safety zone for your child knowing that is the corner they can go to to access their toys.
Place A Statement Pedestal Light
If your home gives off a contemporary vibe, surely you can add to it by placing a modern light piece in a corner that’s left barren. Lighting is a versatile element of living rooms that can be leveraged to create gorgeous geometric silhouettes in your living room. Invest in lighting with acute dimensions that not only promise a brighter throw and reach but also lend an eye-catching décor element to your living room. Some pedestal lighting fixtures that you can work with to use an odd corner in your living room include antique cone floor lamps, glass pedestal lamps, fabric shade pedestal lamps, and crystal pedestal lamps among others.
Place An Antique Artefact
Artefacts help uplift a mundane and drab living room without making structural changes. They are also a great way to infuse your personality and bring your living room to life without spending a fortune. Also, if you have an awkward corner or nook in your living room that you don’t quite know what to do with, trust an interesting artefact to come to the rescue. Antique telephones, statues, spherical figurines, fractal art and wall paintings are some of the many types of artefacts you can use to spruce up your living room. While these items require a certain taste and preference on part of homeowners, there is no denying that these artefacts will steal the show in your living room and prove to be conversation starters with all your guests.
Make your living room an expression of your sense of style and personality. We hope the above ideas give you plenty of thought fodder to create a well-rounded living room!