You’ve invested a lot of time, energy, and money into your bedroom, but it still seems kind of awkward? It could be that a neglected empty corner is tainting the visual experience.
If there are such areas in your room and you don’t know what to do with them, it’s time to look for solutions. Check out our bedroom corner ideas to give your room that alluring je ne sais quoi appeal.
Introduce Some Storage Units
Such tall storage units are most welcome in smaller bedrooms because they allow you to use every inch of space from the floor to the ceiling. It’s best to install them in corners behind doors where they’re easily accessed but still leave the walking path clear.
If you consider yourself a bibliophile, you probably often fall asleep or greet the new day with a book in your hand.
So, why not convert your bedroom corner into a mini library by introducing a tall bookcase? That way, all your precious possessions will be near you when you decide to call it a day and withdraw from reality with your favorite authors.
This is definitely one of the most stylish and practical corner wardrobe ideas for a small bedroom. Not only does the closet serve as an extremely space-efficient storage unit, but it also has a decorative purpose.
The golden edges add a touch of luxury to the space, while the mirrored doors deepen it visually.
They also save you the trouble of getting a full-length mirror separately, plus the sliding feature means you don’t have to worry about the distance between the closet and the bed.
Got a wide awkward corner that’s not deep enough for a closet or chair? Install a custom-built shelf to turn the area into a music section. It’s a perfect spot to keep all your albums, as well as your stereo sound system.
Create a Green Corner
What’s a better way to create a healthier environment at home than by bringing nature into it? The greenery in the photo looks incredibly inviting, especially because it’s placed right by the biggest source of natural light in the room.
This idea will attract anyone who adores Zen interior design and would love to create a meditation corner in their bedroom. For an even greater sense of serenity, you can add a beautiful water fountain, cairn, pine cones, or other items that can help you reconnect with nature.
Convenient bedroom shelves are an excellent alternative to the mini garden idea if you’re working with extremely limited space. We recommend the wire ones instead of wood because they’re not bulky.
Best of all—their visual subtlety and elegance will help accentuate the greenery.
Design a Vanity Corner
Having a spacious bedroom is a perfect excuse for a vanity table.
Since you need plenty of light when putting your face on in the morning or getting ready for a party, choose corners directly exposed to natural light sources. Integrated LED lighting can also solve this issue, not to mention it’ll make the room look extravagant.
Do you have a low corner window in your bedroom? Complement it with a rough-hewn, rustic vanity table, a matching (upholstered) chair, and a large mirror with intricate carvings. Complete the design with a stunning rug in a radiant color.
Bear in mind this idea works best with wood windows.
Create a Dedicated Dressing Area
If you enjoy spending hours in front of a mirror combining and trying out new outfits, a cheval mirror is an absolute must-have. We recommend setting a tiny table, nightstand, or stool nearby, which is especially convenient to have while you’re accessorizing.
If there’s enough room, consider adding a reliable floor lamp, preferably a cordless one, for a cleaner look. Just make sure the material and style blend in well with the overall design.
If you share the bedroom with your partner or spouse but still appreciate a certain level of privacy, you might like this idea. A gorgeous bamboo folding screen will not only shield you from undesired attention, but it’ll also serve as an excellent oversized decor item.
Best of all, folding screens are typically stylistically versatile as well, and they’ll easily fit in any room.
Extra tip: setting a folding screen by large windows or doors means you’ll probably have to get room-darkening or blackout curtains for utter privacy.
Bedroom Corner Desk Ideas
People who work from home know how important dedicated office space is for maintaining productivity.
Here, the desk is placed near the window for better visibility and right by a built-in bookcase, so everything necessary for work is always within reach. The color palette is neutral and soft, and the potted plants are there to make the office area warmer and more homely.
Take the soothing, natural look up a notch with light rustic wood bathed in natural light.
To achieve this, let the color white dominate the corner, as it doesn’t absorb the natural light. Instead, it reflects it back, making the room brighter. Its gentleness will also allow the rustic furniture, decorations, and accessories to pop.
This style also welcomes materials like cotton, hemp, linen, or jute (notice the rope-woven bin and planter), not to mention houseplants.
An occasional metallic detail will give the corner an extra spark or two—just keep it subtle so it doesn’t shift the design to a whole different vibe.
Creativity Corner in Kids’ Rooms
Of all corner ideas for the bedroom, this one’s likely our favorite. Convert the corner into your child’s sanctuary, a place where their creativity will always be nurtured with art supplies, craft kits, musical instruments, open-ended toys, children’s books… the list goes on.
Introduce a Relaxation Area
A Reading Corner
This is, without a doubt, one of the coolest reading corner ideas for the bedroom you can find—a single look at this photo will prove we’re not mistaken.
The best part about it is its simplicity. All you need is a cozy reading chair (facing away from the windows), a coffee table, and a couple of hanging plants.
If your bedroom boasts a window niche, you could even install a built-in bench. Add a soft blanket and stylish lamp to the picture, and this will be a spot you’ll never want to leave.
A Mini Drawing Room
Smaller apartments present you with the challenge of multifunctionality, so it’s not uncommon for a single room to accommodate several needs.
Turn a small bedroom corner like this one into a drawing room with a stylish coffee table and two armchairs, and maybe even a bookcase.
Preferably, set them by a window or balcony door to soften the atmosphere. Both you and your guests will thoroughly enjoy coffee time here.
Before starting the project, decide if you want the corner to have a practical or a decorative purpose ( or both). Once you’ve figured that part out, you’re ready for drafts. And if you need more inspiration, you can always go back to our top picks for smart, stylish solutions.
Is it OK to have a bed in a corner?
Generally, the middle of the longest wall in the room is the best position for a bed. However, people who have smaller bedrooms often can’t be too picky about this.
Having a bed in the corner is fine, especially if it helps you save valuable space.
But if you’re sharing the bed with your partner, the center of the wall is a better option. Placing the bed in a corner would completely block off one side, which isn’t very practical when two people sleep in it.
How do you style an awkward corner?
If the corner is visually exposed, it’ll make a great spot for your favorite decor items, a beautiful statue, or a green corner.
Some people also choose to convert the area into a reading nook or meditation space, though this tends to work better if the corner has plenty of natural light.
On the other hand, if the area is tucked in behind a door or elsewhere visually inaccessible, it’s better to think practical rather than decorative. For instance, use the corner as storage space by installing shelves, a bookcase, or even a built-in closet.
What to put in an empty corner of a bedroom?
Depending on the available space, an empty bedroom corner is an attractive spot for many things.
Use it to display your book or record collection, create a reading corner or a built-in closet, install shelves for your house plants, add a full-length mirror or a vanity table, etc.
For more bedroom corner ideas, scroll up to our gallery and see which ones are most likely to make your everyday life easier if you implement them in your home.