the rules for work­ing with odd room shapes

Real Living (Australia) - - HOMES -

1

If, like Kate and Jon, your home has non-square rooms, en­list a cab­i­net­maker to build some join­ery, such as a win­dow seat or shelv­ing, to fill un­us­able cor­ners.

2

If you’re rent­ing, look around for free­stand­ing stor­age op­tions to fill awk­ward voids – think stor­age trunks, book­cases or a trol­ley on wheels.

3

Make a dec­o­ra­tive fea­ture of your nook by us­ing it as a back­drop to show­case a piece of art, pot­ted plant or a favourite piece of fur­ni­ture.

4

Vis­ually, it’s im­por­tant to keep these nooks co­he­sive with the rest of your home, so paint them the same colour as the other walls.

Set the mood “We wanted to keep our bed­room com­fort­able but moody, with lots of soft linen and light­ing,” says Kate, who chose linen from In Bed. The in-built win­dow seat has stor­age un­der­neath and is a favourite spot to sit and look out over the trees.

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