Even with a rather large apartment, the awkward corners are still very much part of my home reality. I’d even go further to say that they were less so, living in a small place. The larger the rooms, the more I can see everything. And the more I can step back and see, the clearer the awkward corners live on. Over the past two years, I’ve found a few ways to tackle them.
In my case, these corners are coupled with awkward furniture. I’ve stayed away from this mostly. But of course, there’s the beloved handful of vintage pieces I won’t ever part with, but still find their way not fitting in quite right.
In the case of my grandmother’s side table, I’ve done this:
+ Give it a multi use. Years ago, because of the general construction of it, it was something that sat in a room with a large vase. Something to see and keep. And while there seems to be space in my dining room for it, I think lately, I like using it more functionally within the existing space. Of course, an actual nightstand on both sides of my bed would be nice. But for now, the table serves as a sometimes–nightstand, a place for more books, a record player, hats and a few old family photos and my favorite perfume.
+ Organize it (and your things) often. I tend to organize little things on a weekly basis whenever I have a minute. I try not to make it a big deal. And work with what I see in front of me, and write down any other additional organizational tools I need to make it better once I’m done. My room is the type of room that gets messy easily (all the clean laundry), so having the table, drawers and shelves be a bit organized, makes me feel better about it all.
+ Be open to being uncommitted. I may be in a small minority, but moving things around excites me. Don’t be afraid to be uncommitted when it comes to it’s location, or the placement of things on the furniture.
Anything I missed? How do you handle the awkward corners in your home?