Do you have an empty corner in your living room that you try to avoid looking at? You can admit it; most people do! It’s an awkward space that you don’t know what to do with, so you leave it empty, and it manages to draw even more attention. Well, there are a lot of things you can do with that valuable real estate.
Electric Fireplace – There are electric fireplaces made specifically for corners. They provide warmth and ambiance, and only cost pennies to operate. Many even let you turn the heat off and enjoy the dancing flame year-round. Since the flame isn’t real, you don’t have to worry about fire safety. Some hold a flat screen television on top, making them ideal for a smaller home because you can eliminate the need for an entertainment center.
Floor Water Fountain – Every parent really should have a water feature in the home to calm the mind, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.You can find some stunning freestanding ones you can put on an angle in the corner from stores like IndoorFountainPros.com.
Office Space – If you have more than one child and your bedrooms are small then your kitchen table is probably covered in books and homework all the time. Turn that corner into an office space. You can use a room divider to section the area off, or hang a curtain from a suspended rod for a similar effect.
Coat Hook – If the corner happens to be near an outside door, a coat hook would be a great addition. You don’t have to actually use it either. It can simply be reserved for guests.
Playpen – If you have a baby, section off the area with a gate and leave it as a permanent playpen. Of course, you will still need to do something with it once your baby becomes a toddler.
Shelving – There are shelving units designed to go in a corner. There is also nice wrought iron ones that are made for plants. Shelving can be used for books, photos, knickknacks, movies, etc.
Conversation Area – If the room is really large, create an entirely separate seating area there. Perhaps put three chairs around a coffee table, so you have a nice sitting area to chat with friends.
Tree – You have the space to put a tree there, so why not go for it? A few indoor trees fairly easy to grow include the dragon tree, fiddleleaf fig tree, schefflera tree, rubber tree, and Norfolk pine tree.
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