Styling Ideas for Empty Spaces

Styling ideas for empty spaces

Often when we move to a new place, despite the many things we brought from our old home, we still end up with empty spaces. It can be the space under the stairs, a corner in the kitchen, or a darkened area near the fireplace. These spaces can be awkward, even downright ugly. It can become a mood buster because it doesn’t fit well with all the other elements in the room. There should not be an empty space in a home so we should think of ways to fill it up.

But first, what is negative space in property styling?

Negative space is a concept that’s often used in property styling to create a sense of balance and harmony. It describes the intentional use of empty or blank spaces in a room or living area to emphasize the other elements present.

Negative space can also be used to highlight a room’s focal point. When used correctly, negative spaces can create an inviting atmosphere in a space.

How do you fill an empty space? We have tips for you:

  • Add a statement chair.
  • Organise storage spaces.
  • Add plants, ornaments or artworks.
  • Create a vignette.
  • Place a floorlamp.
  • Dedicate a gallery wall.

A statement chair

A statement chair

Adding texture and character to your empty space, a statement chair is not only a nice touch, it is also very functional. For some, it can just be an accessory piece but for most, especially people who love to entertain, a statement chair would be beneficial not only in terms of added space to sit on but also as a great conversation starter.

Storage spaces

Storage spaces

I mean, we can never get enough storage spaces. Because of the pandemic, the e-commerce industry gained so much popularity that even now when the world slowly goes back to having some kind of normality, we remain avid online shoppers,

The amount of things we accumulate, not to mention the stuff we need as our families grow, require storage spaces so what best to convert but the awkward empty spaces we have.

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Plants, ornaments, or artworks

Putting some indoor plants in a space will not only add to its decorative state but also help air circulation within the house. You can also try ornaments if you want a more artsy effect. 

You can also use artworks; a sculpture or a painting, or even a framed literary piece that has inspired you, artworks can also be statement pieces that can fill up an empty space.

Vignette

Vignette

A vignette is an artistic, curated display about you or your home. It can be on a table or a shelf, and it will have some selected personal items that you like or that you think represents you best.

Floor lamps

Floor lamps

Illuminating empty spaces with floor lamps can also help eliminate awkwardness. You can also pair this lamp with the statement chair that we previously mentioned in this list.

Gallery wall

Gallery wall

If you’re a collector, this can be a nook for you to fill. If you are very sentimental, then this can be your memory wall. If you like having a space for personal knick-knacks that you want to put on display, then the empty space in your home can serve as that.

Empty spaces are not a bad thing; think of it as a blank canvas for you to work on. We hope the tips we discussed will help you design that awkward area in your home.

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Maximising Space in the Kitchen How To Create Your Dream Workspace at Home Benefits of an open floor plan space