7 Empty Corners Ideas For Your Home

7 Empty Corners Ideas For Your Home

Additions and Remodels
Interior Design
By Mateos Glen Hayes February 01, 2022

When filling in the empty rooms of a new house or re-furnishing a newly renovated interior, it’s easy to be left with a bunch of empty corners. These corners can stick out, look awkward, and cause a break in the aesthetic that you’re trying to create. After spending time to set up your interior design, having to deal with this issue can feel somewhat unnecessary, so it’s no surprise that some homeowners just don’t bother.

However, empty corners present a whole range of cool possibilities for how you can improve the atmosphere and aesthetic of a space. Using this extra space smartly can yield some stylish and practical additions to any room. Empty room corners can even be great canvases for those homeowners that want to add an artistic touch to their home’s interior design. Here are seven empty corner ideas that will give you a starting point for how to fill in the blanks that are naked room corners.

1. Improvised Storage 

Corner Shelves Can Give You a Practical Place to Put Often Used Kitchenware

Corner Shelves Can Give You a Practical Place to Put Often Used Kitchenware

If you’re short on storage, this clever empty corner idea can help solve that. A popular setup is to use floating shelves installed in the corners to make up for a shortage of cabinet space. As such this is the perfect thing to add to your kitchen so you have a place for glassware, especially fancy glassware that you want to keep where it is visible. An empty room corner can also be used to add some extra countertop space with a granite corner-mounted shelf. This makes for a stylish yet simple way to fill empty corners in your kitchen more practical.

Alternatively, you can avoid having to nail things into the wall by just using an empty room corner for a chest of drawers or a storage cubby bank. Of course, we also need storage outside the kitchen, and naked room corners can also help there as well. For example, most entryways tend to be fairly small, but empty room corners are a perfect spot for coat hooks, shoe cubbies, and cabinets for hats and handbags. 

2. Greenery Corner 

Even Just a Few Plants Can Really Add Character to a Blank Room Corner

Even Just a Few Plants Can Really Add Character to a Blank Room Corner

For those looking to add a spot of natural color and vibrance to a room, you can’t go wrong with transforming your empty room corner into a greenery nook. This can be something as simple as a small potted tree, or you could even use an empty corner for a whole greenery feature corner, complete with decorative flowers, greenery, and Bohemian wood slats.

Interior plant life offers a reliable way to make a cold room feel friendlier. After all, we tend to have a liking for all things green, so it’s only natural to use plant life for additional warmth and texture in your room. Plants such as lemon trees, money tree plants, small flowers, and even cacti can be a perfect addition if you want to add some greenery to your empty corner(s). For extra creativity, ditch the generic plastic plant pots for more stylish and artisanal additions, like something handmade out of clay or ceramic.   

3. Interior Accenting 

End Tables Can Add Texture To An Empty Room Space

End Tables Can Add Texture To An Empty Room Space

Sometimes, your interior design can feel like it falls short and needs a little extra something. During those times, what you usually need is some accenting to fill in the gaps in your design. Filling empty space in bedrooms with some accent tables can be just the thing to get the job done. Small end tables can handily fill a corner in a room and will give you extra table space for lamps, books, a clock, a phone charging dock, and other important stuff.

Decorate empty corners with knick-knacks and small potted plants, and as such is the perfect solution for anyone that really needs a good place to add some uniqueness and character to their interior. If end tables don’t sound all that appealing to you, you can also use this space for small chests of drawers which are a great place for personal effects, belts, ties, and other important stuff.    

4. Extra Lighting

An Empty Room Corner Gives You a Lot of Options When It Comes to Extra Lighting

An Empty Room Corner Gives You a Lot of Options When It Comes to Extra Lighting

This is a great empty corner idea because you don’t have to worry as much about potential obstructions. You are a lot less likely to run into stuff that’s put in a corner, and that makes them more flexible when it comes to what kind of stuff you can install in them. This is why they make such a good spot for extra lighting for those looking to brighten up their interior space. Plus, multiple lights are a great way to make a living room feel cozier, and a brighter space is typically comfier than a dingy one. Corners can easily fit light fixtures that might not be practical to install in other parts of a room. For example, sconce wall-mounted lamps are much easier to set in a corner, particularly over a couch, as this means they are completely up and out of the way.

Floor lamps are another great option since an empty room corner provides all the space you need for the large base most floor lamps have. Floor lamps also allow you to create a unique cocoon atmosphere thanks to their soft upflow that can cast cool shadows in a room all while bathing it in warm light. 

5. Furniture Space 

Any Furniture You Can’t Find a Place For Could Fill An Empty Corner

Any Furniture You Can’t Find a Place For Could Fill An Empty Corner

An empty room corner could also be a great place for any furniture that’s uniquely shaped and that you can’t find another place for. We don’t like throwing things away, so if you’re stuck with some antique cabinet or wardrobe that you’d rather not send to a landfill, see if you can try and stick it in an empty corner. Older pieces of furniture are sometimes smaller in dimensions than more modern equivalents, and this means they can fit in tighter spaces than you might expect.

Corners are also a good place for furniture that might take up too much space in other parts of the room. Rocking chairs are a popular feature in a lot of homes, but they tend to be kind of bulky owing to the space needed for them to rock back and forth. An empty room corner can help in these cases by providing a place for your cozy rocking chair. 

6. Breakfast and Reading Nook

Breakfast Nooks and Reading Nooks Are the Ultimate Solutions to Empty Corners

Breakfast Nooks and Reading Nooks Are the Ultimate Solutions to Empty Corners

There’s nothing quite like a cozy breakfast nook to get the morning started off on the right foot. This empty corner idea provides you with the perfect spot for a nice little breakfast nook where you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast with fresh coffee as the sun makes its way through your windows. Plus, you’ll have a perfect spot for brunches with your closest friends on Saturday mornings.

On the other hand, you could also build a reading nook where all your books can be stored and where you can read in a place of peace and serenity. The beauty of a reading nook is that it’s pretty simple to set up. All you need is a comfy chair, some shelves for the books, and maybe a plant or a piece of artwork to add some spots of color. That wall-mounted lamp will only improve your reading nook experience and give you some additional lighting for evening page-turner sessions.  

7. Art Corner 

Any Art Whether Modern or Classic Can Fit Well in an Art Corner

Any Art Whether Modern or Classic Can Fit Well in an Art Corner


To decorate empty corners, consider setting up a little art corner. It’s easy to do, and all you need are a few tasteful pieces of art, some shelving, an end table, and your favorite painting. Stick it all in your empty room corner, add a few pieces of pottery or some little sculpture, and you’ll have yourself a bona fide art corner for you and your guests to enjoy.

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes