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10 ways to make the most of your awkward corners

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Awkward corners, nooks and crannies are the bane of so many homeowners. These seemingly useless spaces can accumulate mess, dust and grime, while contributing very little to your home’s overall aesthetic or ambience.

However, these corners needn’t sit by the wayside while other areas are decorated and adorned to enhance your abode. In fact, corners can offer a range of useful opportunities, and we’re going to show you how.

We’ve gathered 10 easy ways to make the most of awkward corners, which are sure to improve your dwelling tenfold. Want to take a look? Check out our top pics below…

1. Add a bench seat

The Spacious Reception Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by Sensearchitects_Limited Modern Wood Wood effect

The Spacious Reception


Bench seats are ideal for awkward corners as they often come in a range of long and linear designs. This means that take up minimal space, while still transforming your area from burdensome to useful!

2. Work with your lighting

Lighting can enhance and brighten a space with ease. In this awkward entrance corner, we see the designers have implemented a wall-mounted shelf small stool, freestanding lamp and circular mirror. 

3. Plants, plants and more plants

Adding plants to your corner will brighten and enlighten your space. Consider painting a wall a bright colour too, which will enhance the overall impressiveness of your plants and create an eye-catching feature.

4. A simple yet stylish solution

6/F TOWER 6 METRO TOWN PHASE 2 LE POINT Minimalist dining room by Much Creative Communication Limited Minimalist Wood-Plastic Composite
Much Creative Communication Limited


Much Creative Communication Limited

In this corner we see that the designers have included the dining table. What might have been an awkward corner is now a handy eating area, with built-in shelving for added convenience. 

5. How about a workspace?

This room contains two awkward corners that have both been utilised in very smart ways. To the left we see a storage cupboard, while the right offers a neat and tidy workspace that is seamlessly positioned to offer a handy home office.

6. Indoor greenery

Much like the collection of plants we looked at earlier, this setup boasts a single tree that works beautifully, while bringing life and energy to the room. 

7. Integrated shelving

What might have otherwise been a boring and awkward corner is now replete with some small shelves that make space for candles and are able to be illuminated with ease. 

8. Bespoke solutions

modern  by Martin Greshoff Furniture, Modern
Martin Greshoff Furniture

Attic room cupboards & shelves

Martin Greshoff Furniture

Think bespoke with your cabinets and make your awkward corner work for you. This customised setup has been perfectly designed to fit in this sloped ceiling corner, and looks effortlessly chic.

9. A handy console

A console table can sit in an awkward corner space, while providing an eye-catching feature, along with plenty of storage for mail, umbrellas, candles and more!

10. Thoughtful solutions

Harbourside kitchen Country style kitchen by Tim Jasper Country
Tim Jasper

Harbourside kitchen

Tim Jasper

Lastly, we check out a thoughtful solution that looks excellent and works brilliantly. Instead of fiddling around with a less than helpful corner drawer, retrofit some handy joinery that will make the most of your awkward corner cupboard. 

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Would any of these solutions work in your home? 
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