How to decorate the tricky spots in your home


We all have those spots around our home that we never really get around to decorating because they are so out in the open or so oddly configured that we get stumped about what to do with them.  I’ve found examples of what some of those trouble spots might be and some potential solutions.  Enjoy!

In front of tall windows:  What a nice problem to have!  I would definitely add some green in the form of house plants.  Also, select furniture that won’t obstruct the natural light coming through, such as a bench with skinny legs, or make a reading nook full of abundant natural light by adding an upholstered chair with a narrow profile.

via Pinterest via PopSugar

A small or non-existent landing: This is my problem.  I have a rancher and my front door literally just opens up in the middle of my living room. A good tip that I’d never heard before is to hang a gallery wall to define a foyer.  “Instead of placing your photos and art sporadically around the room, cluster them together.  This move deliberately defines a wall as your entry, sectioning it off from the rest of an open layout” – Good Housekeeping.  Genius!  Also, piles near the door are a fact of life (especially when you live with a husband like mine.)  A small console for mail and keys (a narrow shelf is also a great way to keep floorspace free!) is a must.  A basket for shoes is also a good idea.

via Pinterest via Good Housekeeping

Under a staircase: Don’t waste this precious, precious space.  I tried to find some ideas that don’t require you hire a carpenter and pay a small fortune for some custom cabinets, etc.  The above is probably built in, but you can find a desk that fits nicely under the stairs, and then use the wall space to hang additional shelves – floating shelves are inexpensive, or utilize the wall as a gallery wall!

via DecorPad

Behind the sofa:  Maybe this one is a bit obvious – but it’s a fun and easy place to freshen up.  I think a sofa table is a great opportunity to show off a collection. Have some new family pics printed and arrange the frames on a narrow sofa table.  Or, gather small souvenirs from your travels and display them as a conversation-starting collection!

via Pinterest via Apartment Therapy

Small kitchen wall or corner:  Install shelves that will fit and use them as a place to display your prettiest dishes or cool kitchen gadgets.

via BHG

What spots around your house have you stumped?  What spots have you come up with clever solutions for?


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