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12th Sep 2022

What to Do With Alcoves in Your Home (6 Decor Tips)

There's no doubt that alcoves can be a beautiful and versatile addition to any home.

But what do you do with them? How can you make the most of this unique space?

Here are six tips to help get you started.

Bench area

Alcoves are often overlooked spaces in the home, but they can be transformed into cosy nooks with a little bit of creativity.

One way to do this is by adding a bench. Benches are versatile pieces of furniture that can be used for extra seating, storage, or simply as a decorative accent.

When choosing a bench for your alcove, it's important to consider both function and style.

For example, if you're looking for extra storage, you might want to choose a blanket box bench.

Or, if you want to create a more relaxing space, you might opt for a bench with a soft cushion.

reading alcove seating

Whatever your needs, there's sure to be a bench that's perfect for your alcove. So, get creative and turn your alcove into a cosy retreat today.

Use it as an office space

One great way to use an alcove is for a home office workspace. By placing a desk in the alcove, you can create a private and quiet space to work.

Additionally, the alcove can provide valuable storage space for office supplies and files.

If you don't have an actual room that you can dedicate to a home office, an alcove is a great alternative.

With a little bit of creativity, you can turn any alcove into a functional and stylish workspace.

Tuck away an accent chair

One great way to make use of alcoves is to place an accent chair in them.

This can create a cosy reading space that is perfect for curling up with a good book.

Not only does this make use of otherwise empty space, but it also adds a pop of colour or visual interest to the room.

Add bookshelves

Alcoves are often wasted spaces in homes, but they offer the perfect opportunity to add a stylish bookshelf.

Bookshelves not only provide a place to store books, but they can also be used to display pictures and ornaments.

alcove book shelving

Either way, adding bookshelves to your alcoves is a great way to make use of otherwise unused space and add a touch of style to your home.

Place a display cabinet there

Like bookcases display units are a great way to make the most of alcoves and show off your belongings at the same time.

Display cabinets come in all shapes and sizes, so you're sure to find one that fits your alcove perfectly.

Whether you use it to display your fine China or your favourite knick-knacks, a display cabinet is a great way to add personality to your home.

Fill the space with a fitted cabinet or sideboard

If you're lucky enough to have one (or more!) alcoves in your home, then why not make the most of this storage space with a fitted cabinet or sideboard?

Fitted cabinets are designed to make the best use of every inch of space, however sideboards come in all sorts sizes so you're sure to find one that fits snug into your alcove.

Whether you use it to store clutter or use it as a mini bar, fitted cabinets and sideboards are a great way to make the most of your alcoves.

There are many ways to make use of alcoves in your home.

By using these tips, you can create a space that is perfect for your needs.

Whether you want to create an office space, add some bookshelves, or install a cabinet, there's sure to be an option that fits your style and needs.

So, get creative and make the most of your alcoves today!

For all the furniture mentioned be sure to check out our online store! Here you will find everything you need to make the most out of your alcoves.

Thank you for reading!

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