Every Inch Counts: How To Put Even the Tiniest Corner to Work

Every Inch Counts: How To Put Even the Tiniest Corner to Work

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 7, 2017
Plants enliven a corner in this Brooklyn apartment
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Is there a little corner of your house that you can't quite figure out what to do with? In a small space, every little bit of room counts, so I've rounded up a few ways you can make the very most of a sometimes-neglected spot.

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I don't know about you, but in my place books are constantly overflowing the bookcase and collecting in little piles all over the apartment. A chair, tucked into the corner and sporting a stack of books and a vase of flowers, is both pretty and practical. Image via The Rustic Modernist.

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Another pretty and practical solution for a disused corner is this ladder-turned-bookcase, spotted on Design*Sponge. I like how the top of the ladder becomes a display for little curios.

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A gallery wall that wraps a corner, like this one from Lonny, is a great way to add a little intrigue to a neglected space.

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A Beautiful Mess has this DIY for wall-mounted shelves, so you can turn an unused corner into a mini library.

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Provided you don't need a lot of layout space, a corner can be the perfect spot for a small workspace. This leaning desk, seen on Chris Loves Julia, takes up a minimum of square footage and has shelves for storage above.

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Here's another corner workspace, this one even more efficient, from Inside Out. There's just enough room on that desk for a laptop, a pot of pencils, and a productivity-boosting plant.

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Another perfect way to get the most out of an unused corner is with a reading nook, like this cozy spot from Darling Magazine.

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The reading nook in Kay's UK home is a little more involved, with bookcases on both sides and a big, comfy chair.

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No room for an easy chair? Try a hanging chair instead, like in this spot from Passion Snake.

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Even the teeniest tiniest corners can be put to use, as evidenced by this between-the-doors jewelry display from Refinery29.

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