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How to Decorate in Corners

July 27, 2017

Right angles don't have to be tricky. Here are our most steal-worthy ideas to make the most of the space you have.

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Photo: Carlos Domenech. From: Deborah Wecselman.

Use Unique Shapes

This rounded chaise might be tricky in a standard room, but it works perfectly in this odd corner near the staircase. When choosing furniture to fit an angled corner, like this one, don’t be afraid to pick pieces with a unique shape or scale.

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Photo: Haris Kenjar. From: Heidi Caillier.

Go All In On a Gallery Wall

Extending a gallery wall into a corner helps the lines of your space disappear. Choose artwork of varying sizes, shapes and textures for bigger impact. This is also a great trick to use in a smaller space, to make it feel a bit larger.

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Photo: Kari Whitman. From: Kari Whitman.

Create Additional Seating

If you have an odd corner in your home and you’re not sure what to do with it, consider creating an extra cozy seating area like this one from designer Kari Whitman. All you need is 1 or 2 chairs and a small side table. This can work really well in an extra long living room, family room or even in a master bedroom.

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Add a Desk

This clever desk makes use of an otherwise abandoned corner in a NYC apartment. A solution like this one from Design Development might require some additional custom work; however, it’s worth it to add the functionality of a desk to your space.

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