Design Tip Tuesday: How to Decorate that One Stubborn Area in your Home
Updated: Aug 6
Let's be honest, we all have that one area in our homes that we aren't sure how to decorate it. Maybe that's because the area has weird wall angles, it's small, an in-between rooms, hallways, etc. Whatever the reason is there is always a way to decorate and to make it feel as though it's always been apart of your home refresh.
Let's Make it Easy
Depending on the size of your space and where it's located, you can always add a plant. Yes, it's that easy. Plants can make a huge difference without having to spend a fortune. You're getting more textures, colors, and it's universal. Head to Target, Walmart, Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, etc. to look at different styles of plants and pots.
You could also do double layering. You can add a plant in the corner, a basket filled with maybe blankets, shoes, or just for extra storage etc. next to the plant and on the walls you can have a gallery wall.
Wanting a little something something in your hallways? Add a small thin console table, colorful runner, decorative mirrors in a fun design, your own artwork, baskets, etc.
You can also make that awkward space into a reading nook! Add a small decorative side chair or a beanbag chair if you want something cozy, a floor lamp, throw blankets and a basket with books. Simple but an effective way to add more functionality into your home.
Also remember, if you find a decor style you love but it's on a larger scale than your awkward space, you can still recreate it! The photo above can easily be done with one chair, a side table, floor lamp, a plant, pillows, blankets, etc. So much can be done to make it yours, even with the space you have.
Have open shelving that you aren't sure how to style?
Here's an example of open shelving in an open concept dining / kitchen/ living room. Make a toned down version of an open bar, spice rack, cookbooks, family photos, etc. Here we added all of these elements without it being overpowering. Keeping it simple is key! Start small, find the items you want to be shown and work around them from there.
Make the back of the shelving a statement. For this open shelving we added wallpaper in the back to add texture, color, and a fun element that draws the eye in without being overpowers. You can recreate this same thing will paint, wood, mirrors, and more.
Need some more inspo? Head over the PIDs Pinterest for examples we've done in clients homes, moodboards, and inspo photos we look at!
Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are!