5 Creative Ways to Fill Those Awkward Spaces in Your Home

You know exactly what I'm talking about when I say awkward space. It's that nook underneath your staircase, or the area below your dormer-style bedroom window--and you want to make the most of that space, but how? Instead of filling it with junk, get creative and think outside the box with these clever ideas:

Photo: Silver Lining Decor

Dormers can be a decorating nightmare, but add some bold color, adorable curtains and a window seat that doubles as storage and voila! The space is completely transformed -- and totally functional.

Photo: Remodel-aholic

No coat closet? No problem! This makeshift "mudroom" is a creative -- and practical -- way to use that empty, awkward space behind your front door.

Photo: Style Craft Homes

Why not turn that open space under your staircase into a doggie kennel?

Photo: Scissors and Spatulas

With some framed photographs, vinyl lettering a few monogrammed accessories, that nook in your hallway turns into a storyboard of your important moments in your life. (Check out more cool wall art ideas.)

Photo: Design Sponge

Running out of space to store your kids' books? Use an empty corner or the wall space behind a door and create a built-in bookshelf!

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