Do you have an extra corner or area of space in your apartment that you have no idea what to do with? Many people experience this, especially right when they think they are finally finished with decorating their apartment, only to realize how unsatisfying that extra space is. Fortunately, your apartment is a versatile space that can be used for anything that you want. In case you are not sure what to do, we have put together a list of a few ways for you to make use of that unused space.
Make an Art Corner
If you have an extra corner of space in your living room, for example, a great idea to help brighten up and fill the space is to create an art corner. Find a few unique pieces of art and display them in this corner. An art corner will make the room pop and your guests will end up being drawn toward this space that was once empty. The best part is that you can get creative and choose pieces that represent your own taste and style.
Turn a Windowsill Into a Bar
Turning an empty windowsill or the space above your radiator into a small bar is a fun and creative way to make use of extra space in your apartment. Simply place bottles of liquor, a few glasses, and a drink shaker on the space. This will look great when entertaining guests and will save you from trips back and forth from the kitchen. A bar is an easy way to add character to your apartment while also taking up some extra space.
This is a technique that has been used in apartments and homes for years. There are so many benefits to adding plants to your apartment. Plants will not only fill empty space, but will also create a fresh smell, help your breathing by adding oxygen, and most importantly, they make your house (or apartment) a home. You will be surprised by how much pleasure adding a few indoor plants can cause.
If the majority of the floorspace in your apartment is neutral colors, a fun idea is to add a colorful, patterned area rug. This will create a successful contrast to the floors’ neutral colors. Rugs are comfortable to lay and sit on and are the perfect way to fill up empty space with a pop of color.
Adding large, decorative lamps to your apartment will not only make use of extra space, but will also create the opportunity for attractive, intimate lighting. Lighting is a key part to setting the tone or mood in your apartment. Turn looking for lamps into a fun activity at second-hand stores and home goods stores. Corners are the perfect place for large-sized lamps.
If you have a lot of space to fill, a good idea is to add more seating, whether that be through adding an extra loveseat or a large recliner. You can never have too much comfortable seating in your home. Many people find value to adding a comfy chair to an open corner of the bedroom. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself in this chair instead of your bed reading, using your laptop, and maybe even taking a nap.
We hope that you now have a few new ideas about how you can get creative with the extra space in your apartment. If space is available and your apartment does not feel cluttered, you may as well use it up and make something fun out of it!