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12 Creative Ways to Repurpose That Awkward Corner in Your Home

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We all have it. That one corner in our home that’s just a little different from the rest. And we’re willing to bet that space isn’t getting too much action at the moment. After all, what do with such an awkward corner?Fortunately, though, it doesn’t have to stay that way. While these spaces may be going unused right now, with some planning, they can be put to good use. Whether they’re part of your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, they can become as functional and aesthetically pleasing as any other element in your design.Don’t believe us? Keep reading to see our best ideas for repurposing the less-than-ideal corner in your home. If you’re willing to put a little elbow grease into implementing the idea that best suits your needs, you may just find that a simple corner can end up becoming so much more.

1. Put your décor on display

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2. Create your own work space

Home office in the morning.

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3. Add a fireplace

Modern gray textured fireplace with basket and tree branch

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4. Layer, layer, layer

Decorated living room at home

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5. Make it the focal point

Interior of bedroom at home

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6. Create a cozy reading nook

Living room with bookcase

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7. Embrace corner shelving

Modern Living Room

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8. Frame an L-shaped sofa

Elegant and comfortable living room

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9. Think about creating custom built-ins

New Living room

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10. Embrace a wraparound kitchen

Modern Kitchen in Show Home

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11. Put together a makeshift mudroom

Mudroom with built in shelves and cubbies

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12. Get creative with shapes

modern white wooden kitchen interior

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