Do you have a space in your home that’s just, well, sort of quirky? You know what we mean – it’s oddly shaped, small, or has an unusual layout? It can be challenging to figure out what to do with these unique spaces. But those underutilized spaces are actually brimming with possibilities. If you’re trying to make the most of an unusual nook or space in your home, then try one of these inspiring ideas!
Create a reading nook
Do you love reading? Then turn your quirky space into a reading nook! It can be so much fun to read in a space that feels tucked away from everything else in your home. You can make your reading nook cozy with a comfortable chair, a small table, and a good reading lamp. If you have room for a shelf, great. If not, use a basket to collect some of your favorite reading material so it’s always at the ready.
Use it for storage
Who couldn’t use a little extra storage space? Nooks are great for storing things that you don’t regularly use. Even if the space has a challenging configuration, you can add floating shelves to the wall. Use the shelves to display decorative items, or keep them available for storing things you only need once in a while. You can then camouflage the space with a curtain or a room divider.
Make a workstation
Are you one of the millions of Americans who are now working from home? If you don’t have a room that you can use as a home office, then why not turn your nook into a workstation? It’s kind of amazing how little space you need in order to make a functional workspace. Add a small desk, or even use a floating desktop that attaches to the wall. It can then be folded down and out of the way when you aren’t using it.
Use it as a breakfast nook
Do you have a space in or near your kitchen that you’re not quite sure what to do with? Why not create a breakfast nook? It can be nice to have a space to have a casual bite to eat without having to make a mess at the dining room table. Use a small cafe table with two chairs, which is the perfect amount of space for a quick breakfast in the morning.
Make a small home bar
We’re all spending more time at home. So why not turn your unused nook into a bar? Get a glamourous bar cart or a small sideboard for the space. Add your bottles of spirits, barware, and other bar essentials. Soon it will be your favorite place to unwind after a stressful day.
Create a play space for kids
Finally, nooks are great places to create play space for kids. What kid doesn’t want to feel like Harry Potter tucked away under the stairs? You can make any small or challenging space in your home feel like a hideaway for your kids. It’s a great way to spark the imagination and keep your kids’ toys from taking over the entire house.