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1 Simple Trick for Your Awkward Corners

posted on: June 5, 2015

As we move furniture around in preparation for a summer that will not only be busy, but full of crazy summer energy, few clothes, and lots of popsicles, I'm thinking more about furniture placement. Awkward apartment furniture placement, to be specific.

In my home, everything has a place. If it doesn't, it doesn't belong here. But what about the spaces? The funky little ugly duckling of corners? For us, those corners tend to build up with toys and little what-nots within a few days. In my mission to keep toys within their little baskets, junk out of the home, and awkward space-well... less awkward, I turned toward my trusty plants, yet again.

Besides obvious reasons; oxygen and natural beauty, to name a few, green things are an easy solution when facing corners and their awkward ways. I've noticed by simply placing a floor plant in a corner where I would have placed a small side table, or something that I suppose I don't really need, plants do more than their job. Simply place the plant in the corner, and pull it out into the room, just enough to connect the various pieces of furniture. The space behind the plant seems to instantly vanish, and the plant is more of the room, not just a thing in the room.

The great thing about this awkward corner solution is this; plants can really go anywhere, if giving the proper lighting. They don't need to be designed around a room. If you decide to invest in a piece of furniture later on down the line, well great. The plant can find a new home somewhere within your home, barely making a dent in your current furniture set-up.

Have you given this little design trick a try? Would love to hear more tricks when it comes to maximizing, or in this case, minimizing your sometimes awkward spaces.

Have a great weekend!



(photo via Old Brand New)

6 comments:

  1. Great idea! I've got a few of these awkward corners in my living room. Usually they end up filled with little piles of our shoes! A plant sound like a much more beautiful and intentional idea :)

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    1. hahaha yes, it's hard to avoid the shoe pile up. Get a cute basket too, it helps.

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  2. I did the same in a corner in our living room. Tried putting an end table next to the sofa and the corner looked so empty so I placed a tall plant stand in its place and filled it with greenery. It sure does make a difference.

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    1. Yes! So happy you had success with this trick! I really think it has a way of warming the room.

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  3. I get excited about you plant posts. You have really inspired me to start decorating with plants.

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    1. That makes ME really excited! Thank you.

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