9 DIY Ideas for Empty Room Corners & Other Dead Zones

9 DIY Ideas for Empty Room Corners & Other Dead Zones

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Dabney Frake
May 10, 2015
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Room corners are overlooked and underutilized in a lot of homes. When every square inch counts, wasted space is just thumbing its nose at us and daring us to do something more creative and productive. Turn these underappreciated dead spaces into forces for good by making them pretty and more functional — starting with one of these projects.

Above, A corner organizer built by Francesca Stone for Design Sponge.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)
A Beautiful Mess’s living room makeover included these shelves, which round the corner.
(Image credit: The Hunted Interior)
A tiny kitchen corner becomes a cozy dining space with these DIY banquettes from A Hunted Interior.
(Image credit: The Merry Thought)
Merrythought created this modern mirror, which tucks nicely out of the way in a bedroom.
(Image credit: The Jungalow)
Hanging items are perfect for corners, making them visible without hitting your head five times a day. This hexagonal planter is from the Jungalow.
(Image credit: Classy Clutter)
This hanging macrame chair from Classy Clutter is ambitious but stunning.
(Image credit: Sugar & Cloth)
Organic materials breathe life into dead space and make a huge difference. Sugar and Cloth shows you how to make easy bullet planters.
(Image credit: The Merry Thought)
Gain more floor space by hanging your nightstand in the corner next to your bed, like this one, also from The Merrythought.
(Image credit: A Merry Mishap)
Balance a DIY ladder for added storage and decoration. A Merry Mishap easily made this minimalist black one.
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