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Put Those Empty Corners to Work
Every naked room corner in a fun-sized abode is a space-making opportunity. Here's how to transform neglected nooks into useful and inviting spots that make life at home better.Continue to 2 of 23 below.
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Fake a Playroom
Need an idea that will fire up a small child's imagination? Easy to remove washi tape magically transforms a bare corner into an enchanting playhouse. Instead of using a floor hogging toy box, a compact shelving unit with rounded corners is a space-saving idea that creates storage for playthings.Continue to 3 of 23 below.
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Squeeze in a Nook with a View
Tiffany from Off Beat and Inspired transformed an ignored nook in her living room into a cafe corner with a view. FYI, this DIY can double as a home office. See more of this living room here.Continue to 4 of 23 below.
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Get a Corner Bookcase
The Billy Bookcase Series is one of IKEA's most successful designs ever for a good reason. The key pieces in the collection can be mixed or used solo based on your unique storage needs. The corner Billy Bookcase is an excellent example that turns a naked nook into useful storage. Here are 23 more ways you can use Billy Bookcase.Continue to 5 of 23 below.
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Fuel Your Caffeine Addiction
So you don't have enough room in your kitchen for a coffee station? A tiny corner shelf is all you need to create a spot to make lattes.Continue to 6 of 23 below.
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Hack Your Old Futon
Pushing 30 years old? It's time to upgrade your frumpy futon sofa into a sexy corner chaise lounge. This IKEA hack shows how.Continue to 7 of 23 below.
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Store Lots of Clothing
Your studio apartment doesn't have a bedroom-- never mind a walk-in closet. What to do? This DIY corner clothing rack will create room to hang your entire wardrobe. Shannon from Awash With Wonder shares how to build.Continue to 8 of 23 below.
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Get a Cute Cabinet
Squeezing storage into a super small corner seems nearly impossible. Enter IKEA. In 2014, their biannual PS Collection was all about smart small space solutions, like this cute pink cabinet designed to fit snugly in tight corners. FYI, it can also be wall mounted after removing the legs.Continue to 9 of 23 below.
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Make a Stylish Statement
You can transform any corner in your home into a lovely wall display using this midcentury-inspired shelving unit by Senkki. Each one is handcrafted from plywood in Australia by local craftsmen.Continue to 10 of 23 below.
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Carve Out a Nursery
Here's a stylish way to make room for baby. Bold wall art like this colorful decal not only makes a big statement in a small space, but it can also carve out a spot for a nursery.Continue to 11 of 23 below.
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Add Floating Shelves
How do you make room for a home office in a tiny attic apartment? Canadian architect Laurent McComber squeezed in much-needed desk and storage space by adding custom floating shelving that wraps around corners.Continue to 12 of 23 below.
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Create a Micro Closet
Zandi, the blonde bombshell behind Radical Possibility, converted a corner in her small guest room into a micro closet using a steel pipe, and a couple of flanges and elbow joints. You can get the DIY details here.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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Build Your Own Desk
Any empty corner can become a home office with this floating desk by WOOT Design. To DIY, you'll need a narrow table top and a couple of floating countertop support brackets that are properly anchored into the wall studs. Adding a single stainless steel leg adds little extra support.Continue to 14 of 23 below.
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Build a Stylish Storage System
Got basic carpentry skills? Then you can build this stylish corner shelf unit from plywood. You'll find the DIY on the Dutch site, Karwei.Continue to 16 of 23 below.
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Make a DIY Gallery Wall
A small corner is a focal point in this tiny living room. The gallery wall was created using printable monochromatic art. The pièce de résistance is the bar cart. It's the finishing touch that makes this nook a favorite spot for relaxing. Emma the keen DIY'er from A Beautiful Mess shares how she styled this cute corner here.Continue to 17 of 23 below.
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Install a Pegboard
Vertical storage has never looked better. Every inch of wall and corner space in this pegboard kitchen keeps things beautifully organized.Continue to 18 of 23 below.
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Whip Up Entryway Storage
A naked nook by the front door creates a spot to corral handbags, hats, and other grab and go and essentials.Continue to 19 of 23 below.
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Squeeze in a Workstation
Whether you need a standing workstation or extra counter space, nothing works a corner like a wall mounted drop leaf table. The NORBERG by IKEA is an inexpensive option that creates an additional work surface when needed.Continue to 20 of 23 below.
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No More Weird Nook
In a compact kitchen, a weird corner nook becomes a major storage opportunity. Theses narrow shelves keep healthy snacks and standard essentials like fresh fruit and drinking glass front and center.Continue to 21 of 23 below.
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Add Storage to a Micro Bedroom
A reclaimed ladder can be more than just pretty rustic décor. This one makes a stylish statement while providing a convenient place to keep extra bedding.Continue to 22 of 23 below.
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Work Cubby Storage
Wall mounted cubby storage turns a tight corner by a front door into an entryway landing strip for keys, mail, books, and other small items.Continue to 23 of 23 below.
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Bring in Greenery
A corner window creates weird nook furniture can't fill. What can you do? Bold leafy plants will green up an empty corner while adding a fresh nature-inspired vibe. Arranging plants at varying heights using a shelf and stool will add dimension to the display.