Smart Solutions for Awkward Areas in the House

bedroomEvery home has at least one awkward area that’s hard to deal with. Sometimes, furniture doesn’t fit or it’s too small to be of much use. Either way, the space simply defies décor and interior design.

Don’t let these dead zones ruin the overall aesthetics of your house. Like all things, there are ways around these off areas. Weird in-between places don’t have automatic or a one-size-fits-all solution, but all awkward spaces deserve a purpose.

Unusually Shaped Windows

No matter how unusual your windows are, you have to find a way to cover it so you control the amount of light, heat and privacy it provides. Curtains are the easiest and most stylish window treatment you can consider. Or you can also look into other options such as bi-fold or plantation shutters.

Tiny or Non-existent Entryway

If your house or apartment doesn’t come with a separate and distinct space that serves as an entryway, you’ll have to find a new way to establish entrance and make the awkward space functional for you and your family.

The simplest way to establish entryway is by adding hooks for hanging guests’ coats. You can also go the extra smile and create a basic landing strip with a gorgeous rug or an unassuming shelf. Others create an entirely separate and alternative entryway right outside the door.

Space Under the Stairs

There are so many cool things you can do with the space under your stairs. For example, you can position a small desk underneath the stairs to serve as your study, or build a bare shelf for your books, or make it into a storage solution for all your clutter.

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With all the buzz about micro living spaces and sustainable design, it’s important to make the most of every space around the house. Even corners, gaps and awkward walls can be used and made to look like they were made for a purpose.