If You've Never Known How to Style an Empty Corner, This Is Exactly How It's Done

As we all know, corners of rooms can be tough places to style. But take it from this gorgeous space by Onebrassfox: a large artwork can do wonders here. Instead of being hung in the usual areas — say, above a mantel or in the center of a large wall — this watercolor canvas was used to highlight a less-trafficked spot to great success. Its large dimension gives this corner definition, which is further enhanced by a midcentury credenza featuring of-the-moment brass hardware. The old-school cool of this furniture piece is complemented by the record player on its top shelf, and both pieces seem all the more dynamic when contrasted against that contemporary abstract overhead. Down below, a large area rug plays into the artwork's vibrant design with a like-minded pattern, while a clutter-collecting woven basket rounds out the look with some function in an inviting form. Simply put, this is corner curation at its finest.

Update a corner that's fallen flat using these pieces:

natural wood mid-century console
credit: West Elm
Black and tan woven basket
credit: Pier 1
art print
credit: Society6

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.