5 Creative Ways to Fill Those Awkward Spaces in Your Home

You know exactly what I’m talking about when I say awkward space. It’s that nook underneath your staircase, or the area below your dormer-style bedroom window–and you want to make the most of that space, but how? Instead of filling it with junk, get creative and think outside the box with these clever ideas:

creative window seat

Photo: Silver Lining Decor

Dormers can be a decorating nightmare, but add some bold color, adorable curtains and a window seat that doubles as storage and voila! The space is completely transformed — and totally functional.

mudroom foyer area

Photo: Remodel-aholic

No coat closet? No problem! This makeshift “mudroom” is a creative — and practical — way to use that empty, awkward space behind your front door.

creative dog beds

Photo: Style Craft Homes

Why not turn that open space under your staircase into a doggie kennel?

creative framing

Photo: Scissors and Spatulas

With some framed photographs, vinyl lettering a few monogrammed accessories, that nook in your hallway turns into a storyboard of your important moments in your life. (Check out more cool wall art ideas.)

book room

Photo: Design Sponge

Running out of space to store your kids’ books? Use an empty corner or the wall space behind a door and create a built-in bookshelf!


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