If you’re a DIY junkie, but you think every last inch of your home has been decorated, keep scrolling. We’ve found five spaces you’ve probably been missing!
(Yes, we just enabled you.)
Sure, they got a bad rap with that “popcorn” / “cottage cheese” looking trend in the 70s and 80s, but ceiling decor is making a big comeback. In a playroom crowded with bookshelves and toy chests along the walls, the ceiling might be the perfect way to tie a room together without making the walls feel too busy.
2. Entryways and Under the Stairs
If you’re lucky enough to have open floor space underneath the stairs or a curved stairwell that carves out some room, make it functional. Placing storage bins or a bench underneath will help you stay organized on your way in and out the door!
Hallways are hard. They’re not quite a room but more like a skinny transitional space. To spice up a this narrow area, use furnishings like console tables, mirrors, and hanging photo galleries so it’s practical and clutter free.
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4. Reading Nooks and Alcoves
Some of the most charming homes come with quirks like reading nooks and alcoves – and with a little creativity, they can be turned into cozy, one-of-a-kind treasures. If you’re not afraid of a project, check out this DIY reading nook on the Gray House Studio blog to see what they did with what could have been an awkward alcove.
5. Porches and Sun Rooms
The heat is on, and summer is here, which means spending more time on the front (or back) porch. Why not enjoy your sweet tea and shade with some sweet home decor? Toss out your tired and traditional wicker chairs and try something original and fun, like the patterned cushions on this colorful back porch.
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