I have a fascination with charming little corners of a house. In older houses you sometimes have those fun little nooks, quirky stairwells, small hallways or pockets of space that add to the ambience of the home. I miss that! Our house is a pretty standard layout, so each room is basically just a regular rectangle. But one thing we do have is this little area tucked in the corner by the half wall and pillars that separate the kitchen from the family room (and again in the dining room and front room).
It’s such a small, unassuming little corner that at first it doesn’t even seem like it would be all that useful of a space. It almost seems more like a space you would leave empty because the room isn’t very big. But I think it is fun to tuck in a little charming personality and function to at least one corner of a room! It adds an element of coziness–a little unexpected finishing touch. I don’t necessarily like to fill up every corner or it can feel cluttery to me, but I think it’s great to put a plant, a small table or a chair in a corner.
Do you have a small overlooked corner that might benefit from a little more charm or character? It’s fun to keep your eye out for just the right piece that can transform even the small corners of our home!
I got this table years ago (I think it was from Lamps Plus!) and it’s become one of my favorites. I love furniture that is interesting so I enjoy looking at it as I walk by! This one is so fun from the side, that I’m glad we can see one side of it.
PS. It’s good to be back today after being MIA for a few days! I had a crazy busy week trying to finish up some very exciting projects (can’t wait to share something fun with you in the next week or so!) and then I headed to Portland with my husband for the weekend for a conference! Thanks again to everyone who kept the blog going with your great comments and stories on the last Get to Know You post!! :)