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4 Ways to Fill an Empty Space in the Living Area

Create a well-curated corner to complete your living space

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Notice an awkward space in your living area? Aside from adding a side table, you can also transform it into a stylish nook where you can store and display your decor pieces, collections, and select must-haves.

Design consultant Cal Tavera shares a couple of tips that you can do.

Main photo from Tea Party with Alice.

Add woven baskets

If your cabinets and drawers can no longer accommodate reading materials like books and magazines, you can stack three woven baskets beside your sofa. Aside from being a storage station, it can also serve as a DIY side table where you can put decor pieces on display.

This cozy setup will work well in a tropical-inspired or eclectic home.

RL Tip: Add a refreshing touch to your stack of baskets by putting potted succulents on display. 

 Photo from beachblissliving.com.

Consider interesting pieces

You may also add a captivating baul in the space. If you're fond of secondhand finds, you may swing by thrift stores to look for the perfect piece. It can even store extra pillows, books, and magazines.

Aside from secondhand finds, you may also add unique pieces like this find from Moss Manila Home's latest collection. Click here to learn more.

Use your books

Create a chic side table out of stacked books. Prepare your collection of hardbound books then stack them up high. It can hold your coffee cup or more decorative pieces.

 Photo from realsimple.com.

Opt for ladder shelves

Since we don't want to have a cluttered living area, you may work with ladder shelves to keep your things organized. It is not bulky and it can hold items like potted plants, books, framed prints, photos, and artworks.

RL Tip: You may keep your ladder shelves as is to add a rustic vibe to your space or you may also paint it to serve as an accent piece. 

Photo from hgtvhome.com.

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