Quirky shaped rooms can give your home a great level of character but when it comes to decorating, you may need to get a little creative. From window seats to fitted wardrobes, here are some nifty ideas for decorating your awkward spaces.
1. Under the stairs
Often, the space under your staircase goes to waste. It can feel dark and uninviting. A lick of light paint and a wall lamp can illuminate the area nicely. It can be a great place to add a small bench or ottoman for shoe storage. Why not add a framed picture to bring it to life even more?
2. Window seats
Another often-neglected space is the area beneath a window. But this can become a fantastic window seat, perfect for cosying up with a book or admiring the local scenery. You can make it a real feature by choosing vibrant fabric and some statement cushions.
3. Small nooks
Have you got a small space between two walls? You can create a snug but effective study area by setting up a narrow desk. It can also be handy to install some shelving units for books, files, or stationery.
Alternatively, you could turn the nook into a feature wall with striking wallpaper or create a home for large potted plants.
4. Over-bed storage
If your bedroom is on the snug side or has an unconventional shape, you may find it tricky to fit regular wardrobes. A great way around this is to invest in shelving or cupboard units above your bed. At GPM Designs, we have plenty of experience in designing and fitting bespoke bedroom wardrobes that make the most of your available space.
You can choose the door styles and finishes for your over-bed cabinets.
5. Narrow hallways
Do you have a narrow hallway that’s unsuitable for a full coat rack? Wall hooks can offer a brilliant alternative. Why not go for bold designs that act as artwork as well as providing practical storage?
6. Custom wardrobes for sloping ceilings
Whether it’s an attic room or character cottage, a sloping ceiling is an attractive feature. However, it can make storage a bit more complicated. Rather than hiding the shape with an ill-fitting commercial cupboard, why not explore fitted wardrobes? At GPM Designs, we can fit wardrobes, shelving, or cabinets that follow the contour of your sloping roof. We can even work around windows!
Simply upload a room sketch and we can find the best configuration for your needs.
7. Empty corners
Do you have books or documents that need a good home but no free wall to display them? Corner shelving could be the ideal solution. A corner bookshelf can provide you with storage without eating up space in your living room, study, or bedroom. Why not take a look at our living room furniture options for some inspiration?
Another fun idea for decorating empty corners is to create a corner gallery. Put up a selection of framed photos or artwork in a variety of sizes. Go as bold as you like — you can fill the narrow area from floor to ceiling if you like!
Fitted wardrobes and custom storage solutions from GPM Designs
At GPM Designs, we’re committed to creating bespoke furniture that’s made to measure — not adapted to fit. Whether you’re tight on space or want to make the most of your awkwardly shaped rooms, we can design the perfect fitted wardrobes, shelving units or cabinets to suit your needs and aesthetic.Want to learn more? Feel free to get in touch today — we’d be happy to discuss your needs and find the best built-in wardrobes for you. Contact our friendly team!