Do you have a lot of empty space in your home and have no idea what to do with them?
Decorating the interior of my home was definitely my favorite thing to do when I moved into my dream house. Everything was a huge empty space and I was able to make it look exactly as I wanted it. I know that furniture shopping is not everyone’s cup of tea, but honestly, I had the time of my life.
I was excited to pick up the paint, choose the most gorgeous paintings for the bedroom and the living room, and buy more books to fill up my little library. I turned my new house into the most stunning home ever, but to be honest, I was left with a lot of empty space I didn’t know what to do with at first.
I spent a few weeks thinking and thinking of all the things I could turn that empty space into, but the process was not as simple as I imagined it to be. However, I finally managed to make everything look pretty and well-designed, and if you’re struggling as much as I did, I have the perfect tips for you.
Let’s be honest for a second: if you live in an old building, you’ve probably noticed that sometimes they’re not built to perfectly fit modern furniture styles. Of course, you could hire professionals to custom-make your furniture, but that will cost you extra money and time.
But if you want to get creative and get rid of that empty space in a fun and useful way, make sure you read along with me until the end of this article because you’ll definitely find something you like.
With that being said, let’s begin! Here are the best layout ideas to fill that annoying empty space!
1. High ceilings are great for lofted space
I adore high ceilings, and I’m sure I’m probably not the only one. They make the room look more open, breezy, and stylish without the need to add any extra accessories. But if you think that you could use some extra space, I know exactly what you can do.
What do you think about a lofted space? This will give you that much-needed space while also providing your home with a cozy and warm nook to spend your free time in. You can also play around with different ideas to decide which one works best for you.
For instance, you can create a relaxing nook to spend your afternoon reading. Decorate your area with a comfy bed filled with fluffy blankets and lots of pillows, which you can easily access using a ladder.
Or you can turn it into a little library, where you could put all your precious books. If you don’t like that, you can even turn it into a small extra living room, so you can relax and enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning. This is more of an investment, so think of your budget and needs, and you’ll create the best lofted space to fill that empty space you have.
2. What to do with an indented wall
The house I bought, which I told you about at the beginning of this article, had an indented wall in the living room. The person I bought it from told me that it was originally a window, but they didn’t like it, so they turned it into a sort of fake indented wall. It’s safe to say that this small detail drove me crazy, and I’ve spent months thinking about what I can do with it.
Thank goodness that my partner likes arts and crafts, and he came up with the idea of building a small bookcase straight into the indented wall and storing all our new books there. It looks absolutely wonderful, it was very budget-friendly, and it took him roughly 5 hours to finish this DIY project.
If you also have an indented wall and have no idea what to do with it, you can turn it into a little library, as we did, or you can paint it, add a few stylish paintings or framed photographs to turn it into a gallery wall, or put a sofa against it to have more seating options.
3. Use your stairwell
I have a lot of ideas for you on how you could fill out the empty space underneath your stairwell. With the proper tools, technique, and imagination, you can turn it into anything that you want. For example, you can create a beautiful library there to store your favorite books, or if you’re passionate about fashion but your closet can’t fit any more clothes and shoes, that’s your clue to build a second one underneath your stairwell.
If you don’t like any of these ideas, you can create some pretty tiered shelves, which look very stylish and sophisticated, or you can turn them into a little desk area to store all your important papers.
If you prefer something cozier and more relaxing, you can put an armchair there and a tiny coffee table where you can wind down, read a magazine or a book and enjoy your favorite beverage.
This is probably the easiest thing you could possibly have in mind, but it works every time. If you don’t exactly have the budget to give life to all of these ideas previously mentioned, you can still get rid of that annoying empty space with the help of plants.
They’ll make your room look and feel fresher, more colorful, and prettier, and if you love the way the outdoors looks and you want to bring nature inside your home, that’s definitely a tip to keep in mind.
Choose something big and tall, so you fill up more space at once, such as a bamboo palm, monstera, banana plant, elephant ear, or croton. They are resistant and thrive in living rooms, and they’ll surely make you happy and relaxed each time you take a look at their beautiful leaves.
5. Display your collections
If you have a lot of collections, let’s say magazines, records, artwork, or different vintage items, now’s your time to let them shine and get rid of your empty space at the same time.
You can go to the nearest store and purchase any random clear case that looks good with your interior design and put it in that empty space that has been annoying you for a while. This is an excellent way to make your living room pop while also adding a personal touch to your home decor.
If you want to conceal an empty space that is in the corner of your room, some decorative shelves will instantly make your area look more polished and beautiful.
You can purchase something that is simple, and if you want to give it a glam touch, you could also get some spray and give them a quick makeover. I love when shelves are metallic, so for me, silver or gold, depending on the overall look you have going on, look absolutely best.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best home decor style of them all? A beautiful mirror can simply fill any empty space you have in your house, and the best part about this tip is that it works marvelously in absolutely every corner of your home, including your kitchen.
This object has the amazing ability to reflect objects and play around with lights, giving off the impression that your area is way bigger and brighter than it actually is.
There are many options on the market to choose from, from multiple colored frames to sizes and shapes, so choose something that fits your overall design and you won’t regret it!
…If you’re looking for other amazing tips to try, here’s an article that will give you plenty of inspo: Multipurpose Rooms Are The New Trend! (6 Ideas Here)!