Hallways, Nooks & Corners: Inspiration for Your Home's Odd Spaces

Hallways, Nooks & Corners: Inspiration for Your Home's Odd Spaces

Adrienne Breaux
Apr 27, 2014
(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)

Got a weird cut-out in a room somewhere? An odd corner leftover after you found the optimal furniture layout? A boring hallway? Ignoring a weird in-between space won't make it go away. But there is inspiration out there for how you can transform these oddly shaped spaces into something that looks good and even complements the rest of your home's design. We've got the inspiring photos of odd spaces that turned out rad.

Pictured above: Find a small side table that fits your nook proportionally, hang some large art and have a small little vignette. As seen on My Scandinavian Home.

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Love the idea of painting an odd corner — fill it up with fun stuff and make it its own thing by adding color on the wall or floor! Renters could do the same with a rug. This corner seen on BloggUgla.

(Image credit: Girl Loves Glam)

This corner wasn't terribly awkward before, but it's now totally awesome after giving it a special treatment that may have been too much for an entire room but for this small spot was just enough. This example from Girl Loves Glam.

(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)

Buy or DIY a hanging rack if you ever have a wall that juts out at a weird angle. It makes it feel like an intentional design element. This one seen on My Scandinavian Home.

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Add shelves (and color) to a tiny nook to transform it into a sleek storage area or a small home office. Spotted on My Scandinavian Home.

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A rug (and a gorgeous skylight) along with some vanity furniture turn this corner in a bedroom into a cute little getting-ready area. As spotted on Old House New Tricks.

(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)

Don't let space get wasted in a hallway and add some spice by lining the walls with shelves. Though all-black shoes lined across them look very modern and chic, you could put anything on them, from decorative to functional objects. Seen on My Scandinavian Home.

(Image credit: Pinja Colada)

Why let an entryway have all the compact organizing fun? Consider letting any weird spot including a large hallway or stairwell landing be a little landing strip for your things. This one seen on Pinja Colada.

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When it doubt, create a cool wall art collage that spans your odd space, whether a corner, a nook or a long hallway. Just grab a lot of frames or canvases and make that spot sing! This example from C.R.A.F.T.

Do you have a weird spot in your home that you've come up with a way to use or disguise perfectly? Share what you've done!

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