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How to Style an Awkward Corner

Do you have a random weird corner in your house that you just don’t know what to do with? We recently created a feature for HGTV to show you some fun, fabulous ideas you could do with that awkward corner! In the feature, we are sharing 3 different ways you could utilize the space, including a mini mudroom, corner office, and a book nook. Let’s start with the book nook…

How to Style an Awkward Corner

With all the hubbub of daily life, how nice would it be to create a little corner to relax in? Turn off the electronics and commit to sitting here for a bit each day. Start with a cute chair like this pink one, add an ottoman and side table for your coffee.

How to Style an Awkward Corner

Add a statement lamp, like this brass floor lamp and a patterned rug to add texture. A framed art print (download the one shown here for FREE!) is the perfect finishing touch above the chair. You’ll also need a bookshelf to house your favorite books and magazine. Fill additional space on the shelves with other objects you love like plants, framed art/photos and candles.

How to Style an Awkward Corner

Next up… Turn that corner into a small office area for you or the kids. Start with a small desk, a comfortable desk chair, stylish wall shelves and a patterned rug.

How to Style a Corner Office

Style your shelves with framed art, plants and other objects you love!

How to Style a Corner Office

Add accessories to the desk, like a gorgeous lamp, plant, frames and desk essentials.

How to Style a Corner Office

How about a mini mudroom landing space in your awkward corner? I love this idea so much because we all need a landing zone where we enter and exit the house. Start with a textured rug, simple bench and functional hooks for hanging jackets, bags, etc.

How to Style a Corner Mudroom

Add a stylish pillow to the bench, along with a plant like my new friend, Sally (a fiddle leaf fig) and a framed art print to greet you when come in.

How to Style a Corner Mudroom

How to Style a Corner Mudroom

How to Style an Awkward Corner

Design + Styling  |  Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio
Photography  |  Rennai Hoefer

  1. Olivia

    January 20th, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Where is the wicker table in the first styling with the pink chair from?? Thanks!

  2. Kim

    January 21st, 2018 at 9:49 am

    I found it at HomeGoods!

  3. Tina Dahl

    July 25th, 2018 at 11:30 am

    It’s from HomeGoods!!

  4. Jen

    July 21st, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Where did you find the desk lamp in the office space from?

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