Make the Most of Unused Space: Corner Ideas for Your Living Room

Have you ever walked into your living room and thought, “Something’s missing.” Or, maybe you’ve noticed that one of your corners has grown into a dust-collecting dark zone. If so, you’re not alone! Many of us have the same challenge—figuring out what to do with these neglected corners in our living rooms.

For many of us, corners are often overlooked areas…but they don’t have to be! With a little creativity, you can make them cozy and inviting. There are plenty of ways to spruce up your forgotten corners, from built-in seating and bookshelves to floor pillows and string lights.

In this post, we’ll look at creative ideas for making the most of corner spaces, so grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and get ready to get inspired!

Incorporate a Corner Table

Is there a lot of unused space in your living room, particularly in the corners? Don’t let those dead zones stay that way—think outside the box of traditional furniture and add function and style to your space.

One idea is to incorporate a corner table. Not only does it give you more surface area for drinks, fresh flowers, and decorative items, it also creates more seating when necessary. For example, during hosting events or family gatherings, a corner table with two chairs can act as an extra spot without taking up too much space.

To get the most out of your corner table, look for pieces with drawers or shelves where you can store books and board games for entertainment, or even charge your electronics. That way, you can utilize it to its fullest potential!

Picking the Right Corner Cabinet

When it comes to furniture, the corner is a tricky spot. Many people opt for a corner cabinet to maximize their use of unused space. From the classic curio cabinet to floating shelves, cabinets can be a great way to create an unexpected focal point in your living room.

To pick the right cabinet, consider how it’ll look with your existing furniture. Try to choose something that complements your style and fits in with your color palette. You also want to consider its function—do you want it to be used as a storage area? A display cabinet? Or both?

Finally, make sure you measure first and pay attention to the dimensions of the furniture you’re picking out. Even if you think it’ll fit perfectly, getting those measurements before hitting checkout is vital to ensure it fits right into your living room without impeding foot 

traffic or taking up too much space.

Show Off Collectibles in a Corner Cabinet

Do you love to collect antiques or vintage items? If so, then that corner cabinet was an amazing choice for your living room. After all, displaying collectibles is a great way to show off your personality. Plus, this isn’t only practical, it can be quite stylish too: ensure your cabinet complements the room’s overall look, and with your collectibles set it will become a signature piece!

Here are some tips on how to make the most of a corner cabinet:

  • Make sure glass shelves are at least 5 inches apart, and each can hold about 10 pounds (4.5 kg).
  • To keep it dust-free, use glass doors, and drawers with self-closing door slides to keep dust and dirt from getting trapped inside the cabinet.
  • Look for adjustable shelving for more flexibility when choosing what items to display; if you don’t like something in one place, take it out and move it somewhere else!
  • When arranging items within the cabinet, try placing larger objects on the bottom shelves and smaller ones on top. This will help create visual interest throughout the entire display without making it look cluttered or overwhelming.

Corner Window Treatments

Adding window treatments to your corner can make quite the statement, we’ve seen DeCasa Collections show an example of this with window seat benches. Furthermore, choosing the right treatment can add elegance to an otherwise forgotten space, whether it’s curtains, blinds, or shades. 

Here are some of our own examples:

Curtains & Rods

Hanging some beautiful curtains is a great way to bring the eye of someone entering your living room up, and create a statement. You can choose from a range of colors and patterns, depending on the look you’re going for. Remember that with curtains and rods, it’s all about the size: you’ll want to make sure that your rod is wide enough for your window and curtains.

Blinds & Shutters

If you’re looking for something more modern, blinds or shutters are the way to go. They look pretty and give you privacy—which is great if your living room overlooks a street or another building. Plus, shutters are great for regulating how much light enters your home, making them incredibly useful for bright mornings or sultry summer afternoons. They come in various colors too, so there are plenty of options!


Another option you have is shades. They typically have more texture than blinds and shutters and come in colors like white or off-white (which are great if you want something subtle). Plus, they won’t only give your corner an instant facelift but also make it look bigger since they don’t take up any vertical space like curtains or rods do.


There you have it—corner ideas for your living room to make the most of unused space. From storage to seating, you can transform those empty corners into something truly special with just a few items. Just think about what kind of vibe you want to go for and let your creativity go from there.

So what are you waiting for? Dive into your corner and start styling! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different choices and color palettes to create a distinct style —it’ll be something you and your guests can enjoy for years to come.



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